From Planet Rock.
Eighties chart conqueror Rick Astley has shared a rousing acoustic cover of Foo Fighters’ 1997 anthem ‘Everlong’.
The ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ singer uploaded his version of the Foos track to YouTube over the weekend, and it has already amassed over 1.4million views.
In the clip, Astley says: “Sometimes you just have to find a song that’s gonna lift your spirits and put you in another place, and I’ve been doing that a lot recently with music and one of the bands I always go to, believe it or not, is Foo Fighters. Here’s my version of a song of theirs called ‘Everlong’.
Astley then proceeds to belt out ‘Everlong’ armed with an acoustic guitar and does an impressive job. Undoubtedly the highlight comes when he beckons his imaginary audience with a “come on!”.
The lockdown version of ‘Everlong’ isn’t the first time Rick Astley has covered the track – it has appeared in the setlist at 11 of his shows over the past three years.
Back in August 2017, Rick Astley hit the headlines when he guest performed with Foo Fighters at Summer Sonic Festival in Tokyo, Japan.
Foo Fighters were reaching the climax of their Marine Stage headline set when they invited Astley on stage and launching Nirvana’s seminal anthem ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ before the track slowly morphed into Astley’s (in)famous song ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’.
The Foos and Astley later reprised the collaboration at London’s The O2 in 2017, and London’s Moth Club and Reading Festival in 2019.
Gargantuan fans of Rick Astley, back in August 2015, Foo Fighters Rickrolled fundamental Christian protestors from the Westboro Baptist Church when they held a demonstration outside a Foos gig in Kansas.
The band drove in on the back of a pick-up truck to the sounds of ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ while holding signs reading Keep it Clean and ‘You Got Rick Roll’d Again’ on Sunday. The protestors, holding typically provocative signs, looked on stunned.
Foo Fighters also sang Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ during their appearance on James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke in 2017.
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- Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.50, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 22-Jun-2020 11:42)on July 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm
RICK ASTLEY Never Gonna Give You Up (1987 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including the Instrumental Version. The paper picture sleeve has just a little ringwear to the back and the vinyl is excellent condition with a few surface scuffs notaffecting play PB41447)
- Rick Astley - She Wants To Dance With Me - UK - 12" vinyl - £7.99, $9.99, €8.95 (New Item) (arrived 08-Jun-2020 10:30)on July 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm
RICK ASTLEY She Wants To Dance With Me (1988 UK 3-track 12" single, including the Instrumental Version & It Would Take A Strong Strong Man - Matt's Jazzy Guitar Mix, picture sleeve PT42190)
- Rick Astley - Take Me To Your Heart - UK - 12" vinyl - £8.99, $11.24, €10.07 (New Item) (arrived 08-Jun-2020 10:30)on July 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm
RICK ASTLEY Take Me To Your Heart (1988 UK 3-track 12" single, includes the Autumn Leaves & Instrumental Mix of Take Me To Your Heart and I'll Be Fine, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with some minor edgewear tothe sleeve opening and light ringwear, whilst the vinyl shows little evidence of play and has just light cosmetic paper hairlines visible PT42574)
- Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up - Remix - UK - 12" vinyl - £12.00, $15.00, €13.44 (New Item) (arrived 08-Jun-2020 07:45)on July 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm
RICK ASTLEY Never Gonna Give You Up (1987 UK limited edition 12" vinyl single featuring Escape From Newton Mix & Escape To New York Extra Beat Boys Remix, picture sleeve PT41448R)
- Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters - German - vinyl LP - £18.00, $22.50, €20.16 (New Item) (arrived 18-May-2020 08:41)on July 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm
FOO FIGHTERS Foo Fighters (2015 German manufactured for the European market 12-track vinyl LP, the brilliant debut album from Dave Grohl's post-Nirvana project originally released in 1995, including This Is A Call and For All The Cows, picture sleeve with download card. The sleeve shows no wear and the vinyl shows very few other signs of play!)