Published on October 3rd, 2012 | by Daniel0
The Foo Fighters Bids Farewell… For Now
Frontman Dave Grohl said he is
clueless when the band can
The Foo Fighters may not be around for a long time. This was according to the band’s guitarist and lead vocalist Dave Grohl. The hiatus was hinted through the statement, “This is it,” which Grohl told the audience of the recent Global Citizen Festival, which they headlined on its final night. The event was attended by more than 60,000 people in Central Park in New York.
The band was about to play its fourth song for the night, the hit ‘Learn to Fly’ when Grohl hinted the hiatus. He said the group will not have any other show after the gig. Grohl was clueless as to when the band can ever play again. During the Reading Festival held before the Global Citizen Festival, Foo Fighters told the audience that it will play its ‘last show for a long time,’ referring to its scheduled performance at the September 30 event in New York.
At the end of their performance, Grohl told the fans, “I don’t know when, but we’ll see you again.” After that night, the Foo Fighters’ spokesperson clarified that the band is not breaking up; they are just taking a hiatus to refresh the members.
The Foo Fighters was formed in 1994. Grohl, a former drummer of Nirvana, founded the group in Seattle as a single-man project following the dissolution of his former band. The ‘Foo Fighters’ as a name was taken from the collective term referring to a group of allied aircraft pilots that monitor aerial phenomena and UFOs. In its 1995 debut album ‘Foo Fighters,’ Grohl was featured as the sole official member of the band. To complete the lineup, he recruited a fellow touring bandmate from Nirvana Pat Smear and Sunny Day Real Estate drummer William Goldsmith and bassist Nate Mendel.