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The Foo Fighters Are Going On Hiatus

Posted 3/02/2016 10:56 pm by
Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters rocking out.

Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters rocking out.

There’s not a lot to be said for rock and roll these days.  It seems like increasingly the genre is in trouble, with no real rock bands around anymore.  However, there’s one band that sells out arenas and continues to rack up awards, and that’s Dave Grohl’s massively successful band, Foo Fighters.  All good things eventually come to an end, or at least take the occasional break.  The Foo Fighters are going on an indefinite hiatus.

This isn’t the first time the band has taken a prolonged break.  The band went on hiatus back in 2012, allowing Dave Grohl to do all kinds of other fun stuff, like drum for Queens of the Stone Age and work on directing a documentary, among other things.  This time, it looks like the band has plenty of things to do separately, with Grohl working on another season of Sonic Highways and Taylor Hawkins playing in the band Chevy Metal, among other things.  However, it doesn’t seem like the band is permanently done, and I’m sure before they end up in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, they’ll be adding to their incredible discography of 152 songs.

“We’re on ‘ihateus’ [a pun on hiatus] right now, we’re on an indefinite ‘ihateus,'” said drummer Taylor Hawkins in an interview with Artisan News.  He added that the band was taking a break, 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.”

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