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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FOO FIGHTERS In Your Honor (2015 UK/EU limited edition issue of their 2005 21-track double LP pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl, their fifth album which was issued as a double album, with the first disc containing heavy rock songs and the second containing mellower acoustic songs; including the singles Best Of You, DOA, Resolve, No Way Back / Cold Day In The Sun and Miracle. The single-pocket picture sleeve has some shelfwear creasing to the bottom right corner while the two discs look barely played)
- Foo Fighters - This Is A Call - Luminous Vinyl - UK - 12" vinyl - £35.00, $47.95, €40.60 (New Item) (arrived 09-Sep-2021 10:04)on September 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm
FOO FIGHTERS This Is A Call (1995 UK limited edition 3-track 12" single pressed on Luminous Glow In The Dark Vinyl, also including Winnebago & Podunk. Comes housed in a lightly textured & hype stickered picture sleeve featuring a photograph with early member & Sunny Day Real Estate drummer William Goldsmith. The sleeve shows minimal edge wear & the vinyl is near 'as new' 12CL753)
- Foo Fighters - Everlong - Dutch - CD single - Promo - £15.00, $20.55, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 29-Jun-2021 16:45)on September 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm
FOO FIGHTERS Everlong (1997 Dutch 1-track advance promotional CD for the single release, custom printed disc within a thin jewel case complete with a promo picture sleeve insert CDSP147)
- Foo Fighters - My Hero - UK - CD single - Promo - £10.00, $13.70, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 29-Jun-2021 16:47)on September 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm
FOO FIGHTERS My Hero (1997 original UK 1-track promotional CD taken from their 'The Colour & The Shape' album. Housed inside a custom card wallet picture sleeve CDCL-DJ-796)
- Foo Fighters - Concrete And Gold - Sealed - US - 2-LP vinyl set - £75.00, $102.75, €87.00 (New Item) (arrived 23-Aug-2021 14:54)on September 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm
FOO FIGHTERS Concrete And Gold (2017 US limited edition Audiophile 11-track three sided double LP pressed on 140gm vinyl, complete with download code, with online exclusive black on black embossed gatefold sleeve. The fourth side is etched. This copy remains factory sealed from new in the original custom stickered shrink and is therefore still mint & unplayed)