Rocker Dave Grohl has clarified his recent comments he made at a weekend music festival about the Foo Fighters splitting up.
Grohl explained that he and his bandmates are taking a hiatus so they can focus on their other projects.
The lead singer fueled speculation of the band’s break-up after he said goodbye to fans after a world tour at the Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park.
A representative for band tried to shut down the rumors of a split and now Grohl has made a statement on the band’s Facebook page, insisting he will never quit the band.
Dave Grohl writes, “Just wanted to write and thank you all again from the bottom of my heart for another incredible year. (Our 18th, to be exact!) We truly never could have done any of this without you…
“Never in my wildest dreams did I think Foo Fighters would make it this far… 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.”
He then addressed his comments made over the weekend, explaining, “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…”
Dave revealed he will be using his free time to finish a documentary called “Sound City”, about the legendary California recording studio, and to work on the album for the project.
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