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Rick Astley Covering “Everlong” By Foo Fighters Is So Perfect

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Rick Astley and Foo Fighters’ friendship has continued in the most beautiful way with a cover of “Everlong“. The pair have found each other in various guises over the last few years. Foo Fighters have brought Rick out to play a cover of the iconic “Never Gonna Give You Up” as far back as 2017 in Japan. It happened again at Reading Festival in 2019. In the same regard, Rick has been covering “Everlong” for just as long. This admiration between two legends of modern music is something to behold. It demonstrates how timeless songs can be and how they can transcend generations. It’s a reminder of what this is all about. Community, respect and togetherness.

Rick made at appearance at the UK one-day festival Radio 2 In The Park, which took place in Leicester. Telling the audience that he likes to play other people’s songs and asking if they are ready for them to “Murder one of the best songs ever”, he sets the atmosphere perfectly. The truth is that they don’t murder it at all. Capturing the energy of the classic track, he croons like a young Dave Grohl with heart and soul. With every chorus that passes by, he gets louder and more energetic, with his band and backing singers pushing him even higher.

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It’s a truly spine-tingling moment to witness. A celebration of the past, present and future. Of paying tribute to those who have inspired you and who have been inspired by you. Performed with the biggest smile across his face, you can see how much it means to Rick Astley to be able to play these songs to such a huge audience. Long may that smile stay!

Foo Fighters released their latest album, But Here We Are, earlier this year. The first music to be recorded by them since the passing of their drummer Taylor Hawkins, it serves as a tribute to his legacy but also a guide to the grief and acceptance that the band had to go through. It’s stirring, intimate, powerful and heartbreaking, and is already helping so many people deal with what they are going through. Here is the full album, presented at sunrise.

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