Rick Astley says he has 'no idea' why Dave Grohl invited him onstage to perform with Foo Fighters - NME: "Rick Astley has discussed his surprise appearance with Foo Fighters at Japan’s Summer Sonic festival last year.
The ’80s singer was involved in the band’s trolling of their audience when they began playing Nirvana‘s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ before breaking into Astley’s hit ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’.
In an appearance on Kyle Meredith With…, the star explained how the collaboration came about. “It just all went nuts,” he said, explaining he had settled down backstage in preparation to watch Foo Fighters’ set. “Dave Grohl came over and said hello, gave me a hug, and then half an hour later he’s inviting me onto the stage."