Frontman Dave Grohl has officially announced that Foo Fighters will indeed be taking an extended hiatus. There's no word on when Foo Fighters will next play a show or record another album, with Grohl himself writing, "I was serious. I'm not sure when the Foo Fighters are going to play again."
The Foo Fighters freshened things up by digging into the past with several classic rock covers Friday night (Sept. 21) during their headlining set at Atlanta's Music Midtown festival. The event also gave them the opportunity to reprise their frequent cover of 'Bad Reputation' with the song's originator, Joan Jett, who had played earlier in the day.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is known by many as one of the nicest guys in rock 'n' roll, but we've apparently found what makes Grohl descend into a Hulk-like rage. At the 2011 iTunes Festival, a fan took the band's name a bit too seriously, as he began to fight another concertgoer -- Grohl was not pleased.
While products like the iPod Touch or Nano may be tiny, it's rare that the folks at Apple do anything concerning the launch of their products small. So with that in mind it should be of no surprise that they were able to secure one of the biggest rock bands in the land, the Foo Fighters, to play the Apple iPhone 5 launch party Wednesday (Sept. 12).
Foo Fighters are scheduled to perform live tonight at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte before President Obama's speech. Last night (Sept. 5), the band played a nearly four-hour concert for Rock the Vote, an organization formed to engage young people in the political process.
Even though the U.K. may be thousands of miles away, it really is a small world when the Internet gets involved. And that is something that Dave Grohl is realizing firsthand this week after making comments Sunday to the Reading Festival crowd that it would be the last time they would see the Foo Fighters for a long while.