Earlier this week, there was some uproar over whether the Foo Fighters were over on hiatus.
Dave Grohl has clarified his position, and the band has no plans for a long time, but definitely isn’t over, it seems.
“Never in my wildest dreams did I think Foo Fighters would make it this far. I never thought we COULD make it this far, to be honest. There were times when I didn’t think the band would survive. There were times when I wanted to give up. But… I can’t give up this band. And I never will. Because it’s not just a band to me. It’s my life. It’s my family. It’s my world.
Yes… I was serious. I’m not sure when the Foo Fighters are going to play again. It feels strange to say that, but it’s a good thing for all of us to go away for a while. It’s one of the reasons we’re still here. Make sense? I never want to NOT be in this band. So, sometimes it’s good to just… put it back in the garage for a while…”
View the facebook post for yourself here.
This all seems in line with our original post, which suggested that the hiatus was probably a long, multi-year break for the members to focus on other things. Grohl has said he would focus on his Sound City documentary coming out, and is likely to work more on his side project, Them Crooked Vultures. (Would more Probot be too much to ask, too?) No one else has said anything about their intentions over the break, but they should all be able to keep busy: Taylor Hawkins has the Coattail Riders, Nate Mendel has Sunny Day Real Estate, Pat Smear has been in 90% of punk bands you haven’t heard of, and Chris Shiflett is a member of Me First & the Gimme Gimmes.
It’s probably going to be a few years before the Foos are back, but let’s hope they return stronger than ever.