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Foo Fighters take a break

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has announced that the band would be taking a break. Surprising a 60,000 strong crowd in New York’s Central Park, the former Nirvana star said the band would not be playing live again in the immediate future.

"Without making a big deal out of it, we don’t have any shows after this," Grohl said. "This is it, man. Honestly I don’t know when we’re gonna do it again. This is our last show for a long time."

The comments sparked rumours that the band was about to split, but Grohl moved quickly to dispel that idea, suggesting that the break would just be a career hiatus to allow the members to take a rest.

He told MTV News: "It feels strange to say, 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. But, no gold watches or vacations just yet."

He admits that the success and longevity of the band have surprised him. "There were times when I didn't think the band would survive," Grohl said. "There were times when I wanted to give up. But 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."

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