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Foo Fighters on hiatus, not splitting, says frontman Dave Grohl

  • The frontman of Grammy-winning rock band Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, has clarified that the band is not splitting up.

    Grohl, 43, sparked rumors of a split after telling fans at a New York concert on Saturday that "this is the show where we come out and we play as many songs as we can ... I don't know when we're going to do it again.”

    However, in a letter issued by the band’s representative, Grohl said the band was taking a break but had no intentions of disbanding.

    "I can't give up this band. And I never will. Because it's not just a band to me. It's my life. It's my family. It's my world," Grohl said.

    Foo Fighters were founded in 1994 by Grohl, the drummer for the band Nirvana, after the death of Nirvana’s lead singer Kurt Cobain.

    The band also includes bassist Nate Mendel, drummer Taylor Hawkins and guitarists Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear. The Foo Fighters have released seven studio albums and won 11 Grammy awards.