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Dave Grohl: "I Never Want to Not Be in Foo Fighters"

Grohl clarifies his statements about the band's hiatus: "Yes... I was serious. I'm not sure when the Foo Fighters are going to play again"
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Kevin Mazur

After announcing "this is it man" to a 60,000-strong crowd last Saturday at New York City's Global Citizen Fest, Dave Grohl released an official statement on the Foo Fighters' future via the band's Facebook page

While the Foos are definitely NOT breaking up (as per a rep's assurance), it does sound like it might be quite some time before they ever take the stage again. Full statement below:

Hey everyone...

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...

Dave

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So there you have it! While the Foos have no plans to get together anytime soon, Grohl "never wants to NOT be in this band." Which is a really sweet, endearing sentiment from a guy who knows how to rock a so-long-for-now show (check out our on-the-scene photographic evidence).

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