The Foo Fighters have responded to the Westboro Baptist Church who targeted one of their gigs last Friday, by arriving on the scene on the back of a pickup truck, playing Rick Astley’s song “Never Gonna Give You Up”.
The church were well and truly “rickrolled” as the band held up signs that read “You Got Rick Roll’d Again”, as singer Dave Grohl clapped along to the song amongst fans.
The song’s video has been used as an Internet meme in which people fool others into watching Astley’s clip since 2007, when the phrase “Rickrolling” was born.
Watch the band’s applauded stunt in the video clips below.
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This isn’t the first time Grohl and Co. have trolled Westboro picketers. Back in September 2011, the band uploaded a video of themselves rolling in on a flatbed truck, singing a country song with lyrics like “Think I’m in the mood for some hot-man muffins” in front of the Westboro group of protestors outside their show in Kansas City that August.
At the time, Grohl gave a speech: “God bless America! It takes all kinds. I don’t care if you’re black or white or purple or green, whether you’re Pennsylvanian or Transylvanian, Lady Gaga or Lady Antebellum, men loving women and women loving men and men loving men and women loving women — you all know we like to watch that. But what I’d like to say is, God bless America, y’all!”