Dave Grohl has shared his first offstage comments in well over a year. Since Taylor Hawkins tragically died in March 2022, the Foo Fighters bandleader — who typically does interviews year-round and has been historically great at constantly keeping his name in the headlines — has been uncharacteristically mum.
Foo Fighters just released their first new album since Hawkins' death, But Here We Are, and also played their first live shows since their late brother's passing. But outside of a few statements about Hawkins shared on behalf of the band, Grohl hasn't spoken with the press or directly addressed his fans on social media in well over a year — until today (June 6th).
In a brief yet heartfelt letter shared on Foo Fighters' social media profiles, Grohl thanks his fans for their undying support and opens up about what it's been like to carry on during this tumultuous era in Foo Fighters' career.
"It's been a while," Grohl began in the handwritten note.
"Now that we've returned from our first run of shows, I felt compelled to reach out and thank you all for being there for us.
"Every night, when I see you singing, it makes me sing harder. When I see you screaming, it makes me scream louder.
"When I see your tears, it brings me to tears. When I see your joy, it brings me joy.
"But, I see you. And it feels good to see you, churning up these emotions together. Because we've always done this together.
"See you soon."
Read the full note below.