Foo Fighters will not return to the UK for 10 years

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Foo Fighters will not return to the UK for 10 years

Post by Baz on Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:24 am







Dave Grohl has announced that Foo Fighters are bidding cheerio to the UK, not to return for up to a decade.

The decision isn't prompted by the price of airfares or the impact of a high-flying tour on the environment. Nor were the band offended by the 170,000 people who packed into Wembley stadium to see them this summer. No, Foo Fighters are going to take time out from the UK simply because we like them too much.

"After doing Wembley, we shouldn't come back there for, like, 10 years," Grohl said to BBC 6 Music this week. "We're over there every year, every summer, and I think it's time to take a break and come back when people really miss us."

Over the past three summers, Foo Fighters have played a series of behemoth British gigs. In 2006 they played London's Hyde Park, in 2007 they joined Madonna and the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Live Earth, and this June they played two sold-out concerts at Wembley stadium and were joined by members of Led Zeppelin on the second night.

They've certainly come a long way from being just the Nirvana drummer's side project. "It's a funny place being in the band now because we've been a band for about 14 years," Grohl said. "We've gone from playing the Astoria, to playing Earls Court to playing Wembley. That wasn't really the goal but hey, we'll take it."

"We've never really taken a long break," he said. "I think it's time."

If you ask us, he's just sick of the rain.


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