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 Skin & Bones (2006 UK CD album featuring fifteen live tracks recorded during their three sold out acoustic performances at Los Angeles' Pantages Theater which saw them joined again by Pat Smear as they played unique interpretations of favourites from the band's entire catalogue. The disc comes housed in the clear jewel case complete with the picture / credit booklet)
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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)
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FOO FIGHTERS Concrete & Gold (2017 UK & European limited edition 11-track double vinyl LP - Their ninth studio album pressed across three sides while the fourth side is etched, including the singles Run, The Sky Is A Neighborhood and The Line. The gatefold picture sleeve has the lyrics printed inside and the two vinyl discs look barely played)