Rocker Dave Grohl has downplayed speculation his band Foo Fighters are set to take a break from the spotlight following his comments at Britain's Reading Festival on Sunday.
The Foo Fighters will be taking a break from recording or touring after their triumphant Reading performance
The band brought the three-day music event to an end on Sunday night and played a triumphant two-and-a-half hour set, during which the frontman announced the performance would be the band's last for the near future.
He told revellers, "You guys realise we've got a lot of songs to play. It's the last show of the tour and it's the last show for a long time.''
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The remark sparked a wave of disappointment among fans on Twitter.com, who pleaded with the band not to take a hiatus, but Grohl insists he meant it would be Foo Fighters' last show in England for some time.
In a post on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "Jeesh (sic)! Relax... I was only talking to England!! About England... Stop eavesdropping internets!"
The band has a number of shows booked over the next month including slots at the Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta, Georgia and the DeLuna Festival in Florida.
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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE: Zack de la Rocha, left, and Tom Morello of the band perform during their headlining set at the "L.A. Rising" concert at the Los Angeles Coliseum, Saturday, July 30, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
LED ZEPPELIN: Former bandmates, singer Robert Plant, left, and guitarist Jimmy Page, reunite to perform for the Live Aid famine relief concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia Pa., July 13, 1985. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
WHITE STRIPES: Jack White performs during a concert Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)
ARCTIC MONKEYS: Alex Turner, left, and Jamie Cook of the British band perform during their set on the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Friday, April 13, 2012, in Indio, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
One for the purists... NIRVANA: Frontman Kurt Cobain performing on stage at the MTV Live and Loud concert in Seattle (PA)
THE BOSS: Bruce Springsteen performs at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Never bettered... QUEEN: Freddie Mercury, lead singer with the rock group Queen, during the Live Aid concert July 1985.
THE KILLERS: Brandon Flowers performs during day 4 of the 15th International Benicassim Festival in Benicassim, Spain 2009.
THE STROKES: Albert Hammond Junior of The Strokes performing 2006.
And the winner is... MUSE: Lead singer Matthew Bellamy performs during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)