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Foo Fighters will not return to the UK for 10 years

Dave Grohl has announced that Foo Fighters are bidding cheerio to the UK, not to return for up to a decade.

The decision isn't prompted by the price of airfares or the impact of a high-flying tour on the environment. Nor were the band offended by the 170,000 people who packed into Wembley stadium For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1923). For the railway station, see Wembley Stadium railway station.

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 to see them this summer. No, Foo Fighters are going to take time out from the UK simply because we like them too much.

"After doing Wembley, we shouldn't come back there for, like, 10 years," Grohl said to BBC BBC
 in full British Broadcasting Corp.

Publicly financed broadcasting system in Britain. A private company at its founding in 1922, it was replaced by a public corporation under royal charter in 1927.
 6 Music this week. "We're over there every year, every summer, and I think it's time It's Time was a successful political campaign run by the Australian Labor Party (ALP) under Gough Whitlam at the 1972 election in Australia. Campaigning on the perceived need for change after 23 years of conservative (Liberal Party of Australia) government, Labor put forward a  to take a break and come back when people really miss us."

Over the past three summers, Foo Fighters have played a series of behemoth behemoth (bē`hĭmŏth, bĭhē`–) [Heb.,=plural of beast], large, fanciful primeval monster, like Leviathan, evoking the hippopotamus mentioned in the Book of Job.  British gigs. In 2006 they played London's Hyde Park Hyde Park, park, London, England
Hyde Park, 615 acres (249 hectares) in Westminster borough, London, England. Once the manor of Hyde, a part of the old Westminster Abbey property, it became a deer park under Henry VIII.
, in 2007 they joined Madonna and the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Live Earth, and this June they played two sold-out concerts at Wembley stadium ? and were joined by members of Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin, English pop music group formed in 1968 by guitarist Jimmy Page (1944–), singer Robert Plant (1948–), bassist John Paul Jones (1946–), and drummer John "Bonzo" Bonham (1948–80).  on the second night.

They've certainly come a long way from being just the Nirvana drummer's side project. "It's a funny place being in the band now because we've been a band for about 14 years," Grohl said. "We've gone from playing the Astoria, to playing Earls Court to playing Wembley. That wasn't really the goal but hey, we'll take it."

"We've never really taken a long break," he said. "I think it's time."

If you ask us, he's just sick of the rain.
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