The Foo Fighters are done performing and recording for "a while." But not forever!
Dave Grohl made the announcement during his band's set at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, but has since confirmed with a heartfelt letter to fans on Facebook.
After thanking them "for another incredible year", the band's frontman went on to write that he's not sure when they will play another show together, but he knows they will. According to Grohl, "it's not just a band to me. It's my life. It's my family. It's my world."
Rock music is gonna miss these guys, but at least some other bands will have a shot at winning a Grammy now.
Read Grohl's farewell letter on behalf of the Foo Fighters in its entirety … AFTER THE JUMP!!!
Dave here. 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. 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…
But, no gold watches or vacations just yet… I'll be focusing all of my energy on finishing up my Sound City documentary film and album for worldwide release in the very near future. A year in the making, it could be the biggest, most important project I've ever worked on. Get ready… it's coming.
Me, Taylor, Nate, Pat, Chris, and Rami… I'm sure we'll all see you out there… somewhere…
Thank you, thank you, thank you…
No. Thank YOU for all the great music, guys! Enjoy your time off.
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