Dave Grohl lead Grammy winning band The Foo Fighters made an big announcement to the public today that while sad, is at least not as bad as many people were speculating it was for a little while. It would seem the group will be taking an indefinite hiatus.
Rumors had been circulating for a few days that the band was about to break up due to an article that the New York Post had published on whether or not Grohl was considering a solo career due to his solo performance at the Oscars. The rumors however are addressed quite humorously in the video below, saying:
“For the millionth time, we’re not breaking up. And nobody’s going f–ing solo!”
Drummer Taylor Hawkins in an interview with Artisan News back in January said the band was taking a break for a while “not because we don’t love each other, or don’t want to make music together. We did so much in the last five or six years, we as a band could go into the studio tomorrow and have just as much fun as we ever had. But I think the world needs a break from us for a little while.”
To further instill in the fans the fact that everyone in the band is cool with each other and that a break-up isn't happening, Hawkins confirms the hiatus saying:
“We’re on ihateus right now. We’re on an indefinite ihateus.”
For those who are freaking out about the Foo Fighters taking a break, it's nothing new. This has actually happened before. From 2008-2011 they relaxed and then came back with the award winning album Wasting Light. If the they need to breathe for a while, I say more power to them. I'd rather they come back refreshed with some kickass new music than to just keep pumping out stuff that is not up to the Foo Fighters standard we have all become accustomed to.