Here’s Why Foo Fighters “Can’t” Break Up
Good news! If you were ever secretly worried that Foo Fighters might fancy calling it a day some time and retire from performing to millions of adoring fans every night, frontman Dave Grohl has said that the band simply “can’t” do it.
Taking part in a Q&A with Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino at the Pollstar Live conference on Tuesday, Dave spoke about the rock titans’ longevity since he formed them as a bedroom project all the way back in 1994, and admitted that he actually didn’t see things lasting this long.
“The first 20 years of our band, I thought, ‘Let’s make another record and call it a day. Get one more in there,’” he said.
Now, though, the Foos are here for good. But why can’t they break up? “Imagine grandparents getting a divorce. I’m sure it happens, but you’d be like, ‘Why?’” he joked.
That’s a damn good reason if we ever heard one, tbh.
And now we’ve got the guarantee that, one day, we’ll get to witness this for real…
At the Q&A, Dave also spoke about Foos’ recently-cancelled gigs due to a “band member injury”, revealing he had to have surgery on his arm.
“This is something I’ve had to deal with for a long time and it’s not the end of the world, but I did have to have surgery on my arm because I need it to pay the rent. I knew I had to fix my arm at some point and I went ahead and did it.”
In other news, this coming Saturday the Foo Fighters are teaming up with Rocksteady for a super-cool nationwide event.
On February 16, children across the country are set to have the opportunity to learn “iconic Foo Fighters riff or beat of two in just 30 minutes – regardless of whether or not they’ve ever played an instrument” at a free workshop.
“If you can help a young person feel like a rockstar for a day you can inspire them into a lifelong love of making music and you can’t get much more inspirational than the Foos!” enthuses Rocksteady CEO Scott Monks. “One of the exciting things about this event is that it is for everyone, regardless of ability. If you’ve ever dreamed of playing in a band or trying a new instrument, make sure you come along and get involved – it’s going to be an unforgettable day for everyone.”
“We see firsthand every day the massive benefits music can have to children’s confidence, wellbeing and sense of identity. Some of the children who need music in their lives the most would not necessarily consider themselves musical and so it is imperative that they are given the opportunity as early as possible to pick up an instrument and just play.”
The Rocksteady events are open for children aged five to 16 of all abilities on Saturday, February 16 in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Northampton, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Guildford, Kingston and Romford.
Not only will attendees be taught their favourite Foos tracks, but they’ll also be entered into a prize draw to win exclusive merch – from T-shirts to vinyl to signed drumsticks!
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