Dave Grohl Says Foo Fighters Are ‘Ready to Take a Break’
Even rock’s hardest working frontman needs to take a breather sometimes.
“I’m ready to take a break,” Foo Fighters’ singer Dave Grohl revealed in a conversation with Billboard's Chart Beat podcast. The band has been touring worldwide in support of 2017’s Concrete & Gold album, including headlining slots at the Kaaboo, Glastonbury and their own Cal Jam festivals.
Despite the exhausting schedule, Grohl admitted he’s “ready to do it again at some point,” with eyes toward another album. “When we start making records, it’s almost like I don’t hear the song as much as I can see them in my head,” he explained. “I don’t read music, I see music in kind of shapes and patterns. So I can see the next record, I know that there is another one there, I don’t know when but I think I know what we should do.”
Historically, Grohl tends to create even when the Foos are paused. After a brief hiatus in 2012 and 2013, he returned with the HBO documentary Sonic Highways. A second season of the series remains a possibility, even though Grohl admitted to NME that he "still [has] a concept" of what the show would look like.
In another addition to their long list of achievements, Foo Fighters were recently named the No. 1 artist in the 30 year history of Billboard’s Alternative Songs Chart, with of their songs making the top tracks list: “The Pretender” at No. 5, “All My LIfe” (No. 46), “Best of You” (No. 81), “Walk” (No. 99), “Rope” (No. 138), “DOA” (No. 162), “Let It Die” (No. 232) and “Learn to Fly” (No. 267).