Remember the time Foo Fighters surprised the crowd in Japan w/ special guest... RICK ASTLEY?! It happened last year, and together Foos and Astley "Rick Rolled" the crowd. Rick Astley recently shared the behind the scenes story on how this all went down and it was actually VERY Spontaneous and it was not something that was mapped out way ahead of times by management, which is what makes this story even better!! Check it out below, and relive the performance!
Appearing on Kyle Meredith With…, Astley opens up about how the performance came together, which was very, very spontaneously. A big fan of the Foos, Astley camped out backstage for the rock band’s performance, and was soon approached by Grohl himself. “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.”
He continues, “It wasn’t like they asked me first or our managers got in touch, there was none of that. 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.”