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Grohl says Foo Fighters not splitting, on hiatus

Published on Oct 3, 2012 11:34 AM
Lead singer Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters perform during the final session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina on Sept 6, 2012. Grohl said the band was not splitting up but was taking a break. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Lead singer Dave Grohl of Grammy-winning rock band Foo Fighters said on Tuesday the band was not splitting up but was taking a break.

Grohl, 43, fuelled speculation about a split by telling fans at a New York festival on Saturday that "this is the show where we come out and we play as many songs as we can ... I don't know when we're going to do it again", according to MTV News.

But in a public letter sent by Foo Fighters' representative Dana West, Grohl said the band was taking a break but had no intentions of disbanding.

"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," Grohl said.

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