Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl has emphatically refuted speculation that the Foo Fighters are splitting up, saying instead the band is merely taking a break. “I can’t give up this band,” Grohl wrote yesterday, in a letter that’s since been posted on the Foo Fighters Facebook page. “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.”

Comments made by Grohl on Saturday at the Global Citizen Festival in New York had fueled talk of a break-up. In his letter, Grohl says the decision to go on hiatus was a healthy one. “It's a good thing for all of us to go away for a while,” he says. “It's one of the reasons we're still here.” Grohl went on to say he will be focusing on his Sound City documentary film and album project.