This video perfectly encapsulates the last 36 hour media frenzy that just occurred. Dave Grohl going solo? Are you serious? After he released the eponymous LP he chose to mask it with the name “Foo Fighters” because he thought just using his name was stupid. Then he recruited a band because he’s a band guy. He was 20 years ago, and he still is. The only difference is that now he’s 47 and has been going hard the last two and a half years. After ESP&G they took a hiatus. After Wasting Light, one of the greatest albums of the 21st century, they took another hiatus. They’re just getting older and have had families since the early 2000s and want time off. If you’ve read anything about these guys, watched interviews or documentaries, you’d know how tightly bound they are. They aren’t getting into internal conflicts. They just need a break. The making of Sonic Highways was a lot of work, and the ensuing world tour in which Dave broke his leg THEN FINISHED THEN TOUR takes a toll on men who are pushing 50. They aren’t breaking up, just give it 3 or 4 years and they’ll be back.
And maybe we get another Them Crooked Vultures album before then? Fingers crossed. Or even better, a new Gimme Gimmes album.
I’m not that upset, as I saw them twice over the summer and have listened extensively to all their albums. They deserve this break.
I’d also entertain the idea of Liam Gallagher being backed by Taylor, Chris, Nate and Pat. Make this happen. Foos slaying Wonderwall in front of thousands is officially on my bucket list.
And here’s my #1 Foos song as a bonus :]