In a letter sent to press, Foo Fighters frontman and onetime Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl announced that the band is to take a break. “I’m not sure when the Foo Fighters are going to play again. 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.”
Mr. Grohl indicated that the band will, at least in spirit, not be breaking up, noting that “it’s not just a band to me. It’s my life. It’s my family. It’s my world.” The Foo Fighters are pressing pause just as they’re on top: the band won five Grammys this year and their most recent album, Wasting Light, was their first to top the Billboard 200. Mr. Grohl is currently preparing to release his documentary on Sound City Studios through his Roswell Films banner.