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Foo Fighters to take 'long break'
Dave Grohl and Chris Moyles
Dave Grohl told Chris Moyles his band would not be playing for some time

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has said his band are going to take a long break after playing the biggest shows of their career at Wembley Stadium.

The group played two sold-out shows to over 170,000 people on 6-7 June, with the four-piece teaming up with members of Led Zeppelin on the second night.

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

The band have played a series of huge shows over the last three summers in the UK.

Huge shows

On 7 July 2007 they performed a short set for the first time at the new Wembley Stadium for Live Earth alongside Madonna and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The previous summer they also played a huge concert at London's Hyde Park.

"After doing Wembley we shouldn't come back there for 10 years because we've played to everybody," Grohl told Chris Moyles.

Dave Grohl
Foo Fighters at Wembley Stadium earlier this summer
"He went on: "It's a funny place being in the band now because we've been a band for about 14 years.

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're over in the UK every year, every summer so I think it's time to take a break and come back over when people really miss us."

The Foo Fighters frontman also said fans shouldn't expect to a see a new album surfacing in the near future.

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