Rick Astley is back in the public eye a lot lately. In a memorable moment at Japan’s Summer Sonic Festival last August, Dave Grohl invited Astley on stage where they performed Never Gonna Give You Up.
They have reunited several times since then.
When Astley was asked if he and Foo Fighters would ever re-record and release an updated version of his classic song, he said he would under one condition.
Astley replied, “I would be well up for releasing it, maybe for charity one day. The amount of people who say we should but they have bigger fish to fry and also I like that it’s “a moment.” I’ve done it three or four times now but it’s always an accident. It exists in an alternate universe.”
Rick Rolling is hilarious to me, and I don’t know why. I’ve been Rick Rolled: one afternoon Doc, Hunter and I were sitting outside behind the studio at our picnic table (it’s not as picturesque as it sounds by the way). We were eating lunch and all of the the sudden we heard “Never Gonna Give You Up.” The ambulance service people that are next door to us saw us sitting out back and turned it on the loud speaker of the ambulance they were servicing. We all died laughing. Good thing the ambulance was there to take us to the hospital…