They were and then they weren't, but now they definitely are.
Dave Grohl has just confirmed that yes, the Foo Fighters are taking a well-deserved break.
He hinted at the hiatus this summer during England's Reading Festival, but confirmed the news in front of American fans at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park last Saturday.
Before performing Learn To Fly during their last tour stop (above), Grohl grabbed the mic to say:
"Without making a big deal out of it, we don't have any shows after this. This is it, man. This is the show where we come out and we play as many songs as we can in a short period of time, because, honestly, I don't know when we're gonna do it again and this is the perfect place to do it, right now, tonight."
At least the band went out with a bang! Their seventh studio album, Wasting Light, earned the Foo's FIVE Grammys, including Best Rock Album.
Not a bad way to end a career, right?
Still, we have no doubt in our minds that these boys will be back to rock the world again. After such a successful run, they just need to take time to chill out with friends and family as they enjoy the life their music has given them.
Thanks for the tunes, fellas. Can't wait to hear more when you're all good and ready!
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