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Rock band Foo Fighters, in a letter posted on their Facebook page, confirms that they will be taking an indefinite break from playing their music.
During their set on Saturday's Global Citizens Festival in central Park, front man David Grohl said, "… we don't have any shows after this. This is it, man … Honestly, I don't know when we're gonna do it again." The band then proceeded to play one of their most popular songs, "Learn to Fly," after which they all took what would be their final bow for a while.
Grohl, has put an end to speculations of breakup through his open letter on Facebook, confirming that after almost two decades of rock music, 7 albums and almost 2 dozens of awards, they will be on indefinite hiatus. Grohl wrote, "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."
The 43-year-old front man made it clear that they are not breaking up as he wrote, "Me, Taylor, Nate, Pat, Chris, and Rami... I'm sure we'll all see you out there... somewhere..."
He finished off with "Thank you, thank you, thank you …"
Upon posting, the letter has raked in thousands of comments, likes and shares, and fans and supporters have expressed their support over the band's decision.
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