Citizens of the Internet, take a deep breath. Foo Fighters are not going anywhere. Exhale.
This Sunday, Dave Grohl stressed out concertgoers worldwide when he informed the audience at England’s Reading Festival, “It’s the last show of the tour and it’s the last show for a long time.” Anytime a band announces it’s taking a break, fans fear the worst. It seems most hiatuses last only a year or two, but music lovers have endured significant breaks from other popular 90’s acts like Blink 182 and No Doubt. In a fan’s opinion, Grohl’s statement was frustratingly vague, leaving both media outlets and fans searching for answers.
Having toured the globe in support of 2011’s Wasting Light for nearly a year and a half, the Foo certainly have earned some time off. However, since releasing their self-titled album in 1995, the band hasn’t had more than three and a half years between records, and it seems Dave Grohl hasn’t had more than five minutes to himself without getting involved in another music project.
While the Foo has yet to provide an explanation, fans won’t be without Grohl for long. Let’s not forget, during the lull between 2007’s Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace and Wasting Light, Grohl paired up with Queens of the Stone Age frontman, Josh Homme and Led Zeppelin bassist, John Paul Jones to form the rocking Them Crooked Vultures. What started out as a side project turned into an unforgettable album that debuted at a mere #12 on Billboard’s charts and won a GRAMMY Award® for Best Hard Rock Performance (no big deal, right?) Jones stated Them Crooked Vultures will definitely record a second album, so even the most impatient Foo Fighters fans should be able to survive whatever break the band may take. In our calculations, we predict the Foo’s eighth album in 2014, just in time for the quintet’s 20th anniversary. To keep up-to-date on the Foo or Them Crooked Vultures, add these bands to your Artist Tracker now!