During the Foo Fighters’ Saturday night set at the Global Citizen Festival, frontman Dave Grohl made it clear that it would be a while before the band took the stage again, telling the 60,000 in New York’s Central Park:
“This is it, man. We don’t have any [shows] after this. 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 going to do it again.”
Grohl went on to punctuate his point by declaring “last chance to dance!” before the Foos launched into the set-closing “Everlong,” and though he tempered his statements by adding “without making a big deal out of it,” it seems that some of his fans — or some overzealous members of the media — may have missed that fact, as, within hours, news began to spread that the Foo Fighters were calling it quits.
So on Monday (October 1), MTV News reached out to a spokesperson for the band seeking clarification on Grohl’s comments, and he told us, in no uncertain terms: “They are definitely not breaking up.”
So there you have it. Of course, the spokesperson wouldn’t comment on just how long of a break the Foos would be taking. Though, to be fair it’s not all that uncommon for bands to cool their heels for an extended period of time after a lengthy world tour (or two). In fact, this isn’t the first time rumors of the Foos taking an extended hiatus have surfaced (or the first time the band has been forced to deny said rumors, either). Grohl made similar comments during the band’s headlining stand at England’s Reading Festival last August, and would subsequently dismiss any rumors of a hiatus on Twitter, writing “Relax … I was talking TO England ABOUT England … stop eavesdropping Internets!”
And while he may not have any Foo Fighter shows on the horizon for the foreseeable future, Grohl’s still staying busy. He’s currently putting the finishing touches on his “Sound City” documentary, which is, as always, “coming soon.”