Foo Fighters Confirm Hiatus After Canceling Tour

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Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins appeared to confirm that the band have not been rehearsing or recordings in the last six months since being forced to cancel their 25th anniversary tour, taking a well deserved break.

Hawkins told Australia’s Triple M radio station about what he is doing during the band’s hiatus due to the worldwide pandemic, “It’s definitely been a weird half a year, at least. At this point, I guess we’re six months into it. I feel guilty saying I’m fine. We’re able to kind of ride the storm out right now.

There’s lots of people right now in America who are absolutely fucked. And I’m not just talking about getting sick or any of that; I’m talking about, ‘How am I gonna feed my kids?’, kind of thing. I’m so fortunate that’s not my problem at all. My problem is just, ‘Okay, do I lay out in the sun today, or maybe go surf or go mountain bike?’ Or whatever.

“Relative to my life, I’m fine,” he reiterated. “I have my family with me and stuff, so I’m good. Am I a little stir crazy? Yeah. Sure. Definitely. Everyone is. But at the same time, you have to kind of turn that [around and go], ‘Okay, but look how fortunate I am.'”

Foo Fighters planned to recreate the band’s first 1995 van tour, playing the same cities, though without original drummer William Goldsmith. The band also have a completed new album, and Dave Grohl has two documentaries in the works. Foo Fighters are eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, which would be Grohl’s second induction after Nirvana in 2014. Foo Fighters last released Concrete and Gold in 2017.