Foo Fighters invited Rick Astley on stage to perfectly execute a live RickRoll at Japan’s Summer Sonic Festival last year. Dave Grohl revealed at the time the two had just met that day and now Astley has shared the story behind the epic moment after he camped out backstage at their performance.
“It just all went nuts. Dave Grohl came over and said hello, gave me a hug, said hello, and then a half hour later he’s inviting me onto the stage,” he explains. “I never met them, I have no why idea why he’d invite me onstage. I didn’t know what it was all about. And then he just kind of whispered and said, ‘We’re doing your tune, but we’re gonna do it like Teen Spirit,’ and that was it. And off we went.”
Astley goes on to explain how it was a very spontaneous moment. “It wasn’t like they asked me first or our managers got in touch, there was none of that,” he shares. “It was just, ‘Hey, there’s that guy, I wonder if he wants to do that,’ and we did. All credit to them, because they didn’t know I wasn’t gonna go out there and fall apart and be drunk or whatever.”
If you want to relive the moment, check it out below.
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Source: Consequence of Sound