Foo Fighters Rickroll Fans Live With Rick Astley Singing “Never Gonna Give You Up”

In a surprise twist that thrilled fans, the Foo Fighters invited ’80s pop sensation Rick Astley onstage during their London O2 show. They delivered an unforgettable mashup of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Astley’s classic hit “Never Gonna Give You Up.” The unexpected blend of genres energized the audience, with Astley infusing his smooth vocals with a rock ‘n’ roll edge.

The crowd erupted with excitement, and the band visibly enjoyed the moment, showcasing their trademark sense of fun. The video of the performance quickly went viral, amassing 9.1 million views and earning praise from fans.

Despite being 52 at the time, Astley proved his vocal prowess remained strong, captivating the audience with his timeless voice. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl couldn’t hide his delight, relishing the chance to surprise and entertain their loyal fans with this spontaneous collaboration.

Interestingly, this wasn’t the first time Foo Fighters and Rick Astley shared the stage. They had previously performed together, including a spontaneous rendition of “Never Gonna Give You Up” in Tokyo. Astley also paid tribute to the Foo Fighters by covering their hit song “Everlong” in the studio, delivering a heartfelt rendition.

Astley reflected on their initial encounter, revealing that their collaboration was impromptu and unrehearsed, highlighting the genuine bond between the artists. Recounting the surreal experience of performing to a massive audience, Astley humorously warned about expletives at the beginning of the video, attributing it to getting lost in the moment.

Their spontaneous performance underscores the power of music to unite people and create unforgettable moments. It’s a reminder that sometimes, the most magical performances happen when artists embrace spontaneity and let the music guide them.

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