FOO FIGHTERS DONE PERFORMING FOR AN INDEFINITE PERIOD

From the official @GlobalFestival Twitter:

David Grohl says #GlobalCitizen Festival will be the last @foofighters show for an indefinite period. RT if you think it was epic

  • O.B.gene

    here we go again.

    there’s just no current plans for any more shows at present. they’ll play again one day.

  • Brett Buchanan

    Right, the band is not done. Dave is probably just going to focus on his documentary and some side projects for a bit, I’ll bet by later next year they start working on a new album.

  • O.B.gene

    precisely.

  • NickG

    I figured this was coming, they’ve been supporting their album for almost 2 years now. When I saw them at Deluna Fest last week, they were in top shape but they definitely looked tired. Chris hardly moved on stage, haha. Looking forward to the documentary and Taylor’s upcoming film debut playing as Iggy fucking Pop!

  • jjc19461

    Brett, by some time in January they will be touring again.

  • Spoonman

    jesus christ just give me a new them crooked vultures album, thats the only thing dave is any good for

  • jjc19461

    Spoonman go suck my 13.5 Jonah Falcon sized cock.

  • Spoonman

    you are gonna sit there and tell me TCV doesnt blow away foo fighters?

  • Sonic_Junkie

    TCV is one of the best side projects of all time but no they’re not better than the Foo Fighters. That’s crazy talk. By the way, there will not be a TCV album during this Foo Fighter hiatus because Josh Homme is about to release a new record with QOTSA.

  • Spoonman

    its not crazy talk, its the truth. i like rock and roll not pop rock

  • CagedTiger

    This band is so boring anyway, I swear they put out the same album every couple of years… Also I agree with whoever said they’re ‘pop rock’, these guys have a strong fanbase of teenage girls as I recall from seeing them at a festival.

  • bon3z

    grohl needs to do another crooked vultrues album, foos are like… totaly lame

  • Spoonman

    the biggest foo fan i know is a 50 year old woman who also loves daughtry and maroon 5

  • The Garden of Sound

    Thats cuz Grohl is such a hottie! jk

  • Blind Lemon

    Brett I’ve noticed not to trust a lot of stuff you write on here…I can understand that your hungry to feed us news but your stories arent 100% true all the time…but i still love this site regardless!

  • Shadow on the Sun

    Remember just a few weeks ago when grohl refuted that they were going on hiatus? I guess he just wanted to make the announcement himself, but obviously it was in the works.

  • BillyL

    I believe Dave has stated that FF’s plans are to record a new album in the not too distant future, so hopefully this time next year they’ll be starting a new tour in support of a new album.

  • Chainsgarden

    Good. They suck and are too commercialized. The first foo fighters cd was good but after that it turned to pop. Dave lost his roots coming from Nirvana. And Dave had to be in the queers of the stoneage first video that was awfull and got them popular for making shitty music like Nikleback

  • CagedTiger

    FF and QOTSA are both extremely overated… Having said that I’m glad the teenyboppers jumped on them rather than superior bands like AIC, STP, SG and PJ. They already killed the chili peppers who now produce generic pop because that’d whet their new ‘fanbase’ want.

  • Brett Buchanan

    I think the first two Foo Fighters records are great and are comparable to the records made by the other bands covered on here. Since then they’ve had enjoyable songs, but the emotional depth/sincerity has been gone post The Colour and the Shape. A lot of their singles since 2002 or so just all sound the same, it’s a formula. They’re better than most bands on rock radio today, but they’re WAY more cock rock than they were in the 90’s.

  • BillyL

    “the emotional depth/sincerity has been gone post The Colour and the Shape.” That is actually the exact opposite of how I’ve experienced Dave’s development as a songwriter. His music/lyrics have become a lot more personal, mature and meaningful since the first couple of albums. “I should’ve Known” is probably his most personal effort yet. And this is coming form a guy whose favorite FF album is The Colour and the Shape.
    And “cock rock”? Are you kidding me? Kids today…

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    I THINK WE CAN ALL AGREE THAT IF YOU WANT TO CONTINUE WITH A REAL ROCK N ROLL GRUNGE REVOLUTION, THEN YOU MUSIC MUST BE STAY TRUE TO ITS DARK HEAVY PUNK LOUD RAW GRUNGEY ROOTS RIGHT?? THERE IS WHERE BANDS LIKE THE FOO FIGHTERS, PEARL JAM, SOUNDGARDEN , STONE TEMPLE PILOTS AND SO ON HAVE ALL SORT OF LOST THEIR WAYS , THEY GET SWEPT UP INTO THE MOMENT OF THIS CURRENT TEENAGE POP CULTURE IDENTITY, THAT THESE MUSICIANS CANT FOCUS ON WHATS REAL: MAKING ROCK MUSIC THAT PEOPLE CAN RELATE TO, CAN VENT THEIR FRUSTRATIONS UPON, CAN BASE THEIR GENERATIONAL IDEALS AND POLITCS ON, AND ITS GOTTEN SO BAD TO THE POINT THAT TODAY IN THE YEAR 2012, THERE ARE NO MORE ROCK BANDS WILLING TO CROSS THE LINE AND BE PUNK, BE GRUNGE, BE HEAVY METAL, BE POLITICAL, BE DANGEROUS AND JUST INSULT THE RADIO FRIENDLY POP MARKET ESTABLISHMENT. THERE IS WHY I SEE GRUNGE ROCK MUSICS COMBEACK AS A FADING INTEREST IN MOST OF US :( DONT WE ALL WANT TO SEE THE FOO FIGHTERS ROCK ON HARD AGAIN?? LIKE WHEN DAVE GROHL WAS IN NIRVANA??? AND LATELY WITH SOUNDGARDENS LAME COMEBACK , STPS SLOW CONCERT SALES AND PEARL JAMS ENDLESS PROMOTIONS WITHOUT GETTING BACK TO THEIR ROOTS , I THINK THIS WILL SOON BE A THING OF THE PAST, BY 2013 WILL ROCK MUSIC EVEN HAVE ANYTHING TO IMPORTANT TO SAY ABOUT THE PAST 20 YEARS?? COME ON ! WE NEED ANOTHER NIRVANA. THE POP MUSIC INDUSTRY HAS DESTROYED EVERYTHING KURT COBAIN HAD WORKED HARD ON. GREEN DAY ARE STILL KINDA KEEPING THE PUNK VIBE ALIVE AND SOCIAL DISTORTION AND STILL MAKING RECORDS AND RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINES ARE DOING SHOWS HERE AND THERE , BUT LETS FACE IT: GRUNGE AND THE WHOLE 90S ALT COME BACK ARE TAKING WAY TOO LONG TO REALLY MAKE MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE. ITS TIME TO BRING BACK THE GRUNGE, SO FOO FIGHTERS?? TAKE YOUR LONG DESERVED BREAK, THEN COME BACK IN 2014 WITH “FUCK YOU” MUSIC OK?? COME BACK . STOP DOIN TOURS AND OBAMA PROMOTION TOURS, STOP IT WITH THE POP MAINSTREAM LOVING MEDIOCRITY, GET BACK TO YOUR ROOTS, GET BACK TO ROCKING HARD, GET BACK TO MAKING SONGS THAT START OFF SLOW, THEN FAST , THEN SLOW, THEN FAST. THEN ROCK ON WITH DARK PUNKY LYRICS ABOUT NOTHING THEN BASH THE FUCKING WORLD WITH YOUR ANGER AND BITTERNESS AND ENERGY, THATS EXACTLY WHAT NIRVANA HAD , WE NEED THAT AGAIN! EVERYONE AGREE?? I AGREE!

  • ShaneC

    Their first album was amazing. Of course, that was Grohl all by himself in the studio.

    When Wasting Light was released, I thought it was pretty good. Now I think most of it sounds just the same as the two before it.

  • Chainsgarden

    I don’t really like the new RHCP cd but SA was great. They didn’t make any pop songs I think they kept the original beat. They recorded it in a house were previous albums were recorded and on SA the songs were mostly mello and laid back with great playing by John. Without John i think the future is not looking good for them. Foo fighters just has no appeal to me at all.

  • Spoonman

    billyl i totally and completely disagree with you. he is a horrible lyricist, i consider him by far the worst of all the artists covered by this site

  • Shadow on the Sun

    these comments sections always crack me up. Only here would ppl call qotsa overrated. Josh Homme is a ridiculous musician who, like soundgarden is one of the only musicians left who change nearly everything from album to album. He is one of the last innovative rock musicians and the guy knows what the drums are actually for.
    Grohl was insane on the songs for the deaf album, and i would argue that the title track is one of the best examples of drumming u might ever hear. Shit, go youtube some live qotsa and see how unbelievable joey castillo is.

    Lets not be biased here ppl, PJ is in a rut (but still making good music), the new AIC album was good considering adding a new singer, but the album itself does not hold a candle to the 90’s stuff.

    i also dont get the hate on for grohl on this site. The ppl who trash him need to go see a concert. He is easily the most entertaining frontmen around and the One by One album was just as good as the 1st 2 discs and the acoustic in your honor disc was rock solid.

  • Zod

    Isn’t every band in this situation when they finish touring? Tour’s done. No future Tour’s planned. Taking a break. No Biggie.

  • The Garden of Sound

    Dear Mayan:

    What specifically can Soundgarden do to improve/ get back to thier glorious grunge sound? Give me specifics.

  • http://www.nonexistentreality.blogspot.com Scott McLean

    Dave Grohl has made lots of great songs and the Foo Fighters are still one of the best bands.

  • MAYAN CALENDAR 2012

    GARDEN : for chris cornell to sing in mostly a strong lower baritone voice so he doesnt scream like an old guy and mess up the songs and for soundgarden to play harder and spontenous. If Soundgarden can sound more like they did with black rain ( and that was more recent ) then i say soundgarden still have a shot at grunge glory :)

  • The Garden of Sound

    Black Rain was from Badmotorfinger Era SG, and Cornell of King Animal Era did sing…on the later portion of the Song where you you hear the harmonies of “cry ooon, cry ooon, black rain, black rain…”

    Im SuperSG, btw Mayan. I got bored of the afformentioned moniker so I came up with a new one! :)

  • Shadow on the Sun

    @mayan

    black rain was all high end vocals. Garden cant play the badmotorfinger-style(which black rain was from,only finished recently) without cornell going up octaves. The only song on motorfinger that chris sang deepest was really only Holy Water.
    They would have to play more SU/dotu style for chris to sing lower, which he does extremely well near the end of Been Away too long

  • The Garden of Sound

    the problem with Cornells high register was the touring, cuz I saw SG @ Hard Rock Calling and he sounded a little raspy, but that was after a previous 6 month long tour. He sounds ridiculously good at several concerts, a few highlights from this tour were Download Fest, Jones Beach, Patriot Center he sounded fantastic. Download Fest Beyond the Wheel he went and actually belted his voice a little on the high notes.

  • Chainsgarden

    Cornell re sang Black Rain on the newest version. Plus I saw him live and he can still hit some of those notes but he is getting old. It’s not Cornell’s voice the reason I like soundgarden, its the music. Without Kim tahill, Jerry Cantrell, Bassard, the STP brothers, the band wouldn’t be successful. I didn’t really like Weilands solo, vedders solo, Cornell’s first was good but the next two kind of sucked, and I still think Kim Thahill could write different music and redo tracks off Scream. The sad thing though is you can’t ever delete that stupid video Cornell made in the bar singing this bitch ain’t a part of me. I was embarrassed seeing that. Timberland is a worthless, no talent price of shit. I mean iris hard to press buttons on a keyboard or soundboard and to auto tune yourself, but that’s just rap. And that’s why rap and hip hop have always sucked. Ja rule is living proof. Mayan if you always talk shit on Soundgarden your in the wrong website. You need to go to http://www.iliveinmyparentsbasementandimfatuglygirlfriendlessloser.com. From all your postings it’s proof you have no life or job. Just vote for Obama again and get your welfare Obama food stamps. If you want to hear some funny shit go to http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/09/24/howard_stern_interviews_obama_supporters_2012.html. You will not believe what people think and MAYAN CALENDAR is the 4th person they interview.

  • http://www.nonexistentreality.blogspot.com Scott McLean

    Raspiness is what I’ve been aiming for and so maybe he is or something but I just say that they should do what ever vocal styles they want and like and have fun at it too.

  • chicago_animal

    Just Dave being Dave. When they record their next album they will tour as they have no dates planned..just like he said but in a FUN way.

  • The Garden of Sound

    @ ChainsGarden

    That Mayan thing was fucking funny :) :) :)

  • Creep

    Does this mean I’m not going to hear any new overly-polished radio hits?