Foo Fighters and Rick Astley unite!

Dave Grohl and the rest of the Foo Fighters made their opinions very clear when they showed up at a demonstration by the homophobic Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas City.

The Seattle band drove up to the demo on the back of a pickup truck and ‘Rickrolled’ them! Rickrolling is the term given to loudly playing Rick Astley’s 1987 global chart-topper Never Gonna Give You Up as a way to drown out the noise of demonstrators. Originally beginning life as an internet meme the practice has been adopted several times by protesters against companies, organisations and even the Church of Scientology.

Unfortunately for the Westboro Baptist Church, the Foo Fighters were not about to let the demonstrators affect their gig at the Kansas Sprint Center last Friday evening. They took the opportunity to give the radical hate preachers a taste of their own medicine by playing the song, dancing, clapping and displaying signs reading ‘You Got Rick Roll’d and ‘Keep It Clean’.

You’ve just got to love Dave Grohl!


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