GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Dave Grohl and Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters perform on day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival 2017 at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2017 in Glastonbury, England.

Foo Fighters delighted Japan’s Summer Sonic festival over the weekend by Rick Rolling it — with Rick Astley himself.

Frontman Dave Grohl introduced Astley as “our new best friend,” adding, “This is f***ing crazy. I just met him two years ago.” Astley then shouted, “Come on all you motherf***ers” before Foo Fighters kicked into the riff of Nirvana‘s “Smell Like Teen Spirit” that morphed into Astley’s smash “Never Gonna Give You Up.”


Grohl and Astley later posted a selfie of the two of them together in which the Foos expressed “special thanks to our new best friend!”

Foo Fighters

Thank you Summer Sonic! Special thanks to our new best friend! Rick Astley

The Foos are currently playing dates in the Far East with a German show also on tap before its new album, “Concrete And Gold” comes out September 15. The Foos’ North American tour kicks off October 7 at Cal Jam in San Bernardino, Calif.


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