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Foo Fighters Help Global Citizen Festival Get $1.3 BILLION In Commitments To End Extreme Poverty

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Last Saturday, the Global Poverty Project hosted the Global Citizen Festival on the Great Lawn of Central Park in NYC.

All sorts of artists performed including Neil Young with Crazy Horse, the Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Band of Horses, K’naan and John Legend.

Through their supporting non-profits partners, the festival announced $1,314,700,000 in commitments that will go to support anti-poverty initiatives!

That's an unbelievable amount!

We're so glad the festival was such a huge success!

Check out the video (above) to hear Dave Grohl, of the Foo Fighters, and Hugh Evans, CEO and co-founder of The Global Poverty Project, thank everyone who helped them get over a billion dollars of support!

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Dave Grohl Thanks Foo Fighters Fans And Confirms Long Hiatus

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It's true.

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!!!

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