The Foo Fighters To Call It A Day?


Last night before playing, Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl said “Without making a big deal out of it, we don’t have any shows after this. This is it, man. We don’t have any after this. This is the show where we come out and we play as many songs as we can in a short period of time. And honestly, I don’t know when we’re gonna do it again, and this is the perfect place to do it.

This isn’t the first time the band has gone on hiatus, however. The band did from 2009-2011 as Dave was busy with Them Crooked Vultures, and once nearly broke up when he was busy with Queens of the Stone Age. They’ve also taken short breaks when bassist Nate Mendel was busy reuniting with Sunny Day Real Estate. You can watch these excursions first hand in their documentary, Back and Forth.

Them Crooked Vultures, a supergroup featuring Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age and John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin, has said to have been anxiously working on a second album. Perhaps this is just a break from touring… but perhaps the Foo Fighters are over as we know it. At the very least, this is a long indefinite hiatus for the rock band. Either way, we’ll miss the Foos, and keep an eye out for what Dave, Taylor Hawkins and company have in store.

See the video of this speech for yourself after the jump.

I finished school with a music theory degree. Before I finished school, I was a janitor. You really should apologize to all the janitors you’ve ever had. You hurt them. Seriously. You did.

But, now that we’ve cleared that up and you called your high school janitor, know that I quit being a janitor to pursue writing about music. So here I am, and here you are, and hey how are you?

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  • Dan Bogosian

    I really hope this is just a hiatus and not their end. Unless he rejoins Queens of the Stone Age or does Them Crooked Vultures full time, in which case I really hope Foo Fighters is over.

  • Ian Baldwin

    It will be interesting to see what Dave does with his career now. Whether it involves the Foo Fighters or not I am sure it will be good.

  • 24searchlight

    thats like saying trent reznor is breaking up nine inch nails, or robert smith was breaking up the cure. dave grohl is the foo fighters

  • Charles Hargrave

    These guys are wealthy but tired from the constant touring,after a break they’ll be back better than ever.

  • Dane Sager

    He also played on With Teeth, the first NIN album that had a real drummer.

  • Dane Sager

    The deepest blues are black! :(

  • Dan Colonna

    I like how the title of the post indicates a full break up and the body tells you that it’s just a hiatus. Gotta get dat click through.

  • Dane Sager

    If I leave my job and say “Man, I don’t know when or if I’ll be back” then I quit my job. No one says “Oh, he’s on a hiatus”.

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  • steve

    actually stephen perkins from jane’s addiction was all over the downward spiral

  • John

    God I hope this just means he’s gonna spend more time with TCV!! FUCK YEAH!! The only real rock and roll band left!

  • Mick

    He shouldn’t have had that affair.

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