Foo Fighters are the greatest rock and roll band in the world today. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, allow me to back that point up. Not only did broken and dislocated bones not stop the Foo Fighters this year, they came back with Dave Grohl in a throne of his own design. Heck, Grohl didn’t even miss the show he broke his ankle in.
Now Foo Fighters have taken on the Westboro Baptist Church hate squad. Again. Last time the WBC ran afoul of Grohl and Comnpany, they were treated to a song written just for them called “Keep It Clean,” complete with accompanying video.
This time, Foo Fighters just rolled out in front of the WBC contingent gathered for their Kansas City show and Rick Rolled them, blasting the Rick Astley “Never Gonna Give You Up” track to mock the haters.
Later that night, at the Kansas city chow, Dave Grohl explained why the Foo Fighters got in the WBC’s face again.
“You can’t just sit there and do nothing, you got to go out there, and say what you wanna say, so we did,” Grohl told the crowd.
He unfolded the story of the WBC encounter.
“Well, tonight we were sitting backstage, and someone said: ‘Guess who is coming tonight?’ And I said: ‘Who?’ They said: ‘Them.’ I said: ‘Why?’ They said: ‘Cause.’ And I said, ‘Cool, let’s go out and f–kin’ hang out with them for a bit.’ So we didn’t have enough time to put together the big old show that we put on last time, so we figured, you know what, why don’t we just fucking RickRoll their ass? Cause nothing says love like a little Rick Astley in your life, you know what I’m saying? Never gonna give his ass up! So I’m going to dedicate this song to all the people who go out and speak their mind, to stand up for what they think is right, because every time we got to stand up in this city in front of them, we do it because we feel like we’re standing up for what we think is right.”
DAVE & the whole @foofighters gang are the biggest trolls in rock 'n roll… and that's why we love him 😀
— liza sabater (@blogdiva) August 23, 2015