No matter how many times Dave Grohl insists that Foo Fighters
aren't breaking up, it seems that fans want more assurances from him. In the fall, Grohl took to Facebook
to insist that the band's break was just that -- a break. "I'm not sure when the Foo Fighters are going to play again," he wrote. "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..."
Still, in a recent Reddit Q&A that was uncovered by Spin, he was again asked about the band's future. Everybody, be cool: Foo Fighters aren't going anywhere.
"[L]ike [guitarist] pat smear says... we're not on hiatus... we're on 'i hate us' and yes, we are already writing the new record," Grohl responded.
Does that mean we should expect the follow-up to Wasting Light soon? I don't think so. My gut tells me that Grohl's comment was mostly a way to relax the faithful. Sometimes, bands need a breather after going full-on for a couple years with a new album and then a worldwide tour. And after the success of Wasting Light, why begrudge the guys a little rest? Besides, it's hardly like Grohl is taking it easy: He's a little busy helping out on another album at the moment.
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