Rick Astley covers Foo Fighters' "Everlong" and it's lovely

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He’s a good egg.

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I needed that

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“The only thing I ever Ast of you…”

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Think we’ve been Grohl-rolled.

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What a cool dude. The origins of rickrolling were definitely not respectful of his art, but he gamely went along with it with grace and good humor. It seems to have led to a lot of paying gigs that otherwise probably wouldn’t have come his way otherwise. Good for him.

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A perfect example of “steering into the skid”. Taking something potentially irritating and nasty and turning it into a positive. It takes a good sense of one’s self and a dash of humility to do that well.

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Oh yes, love that metaphor. I call it “leaning into your weird,” but same thing.

Nice cover of the song, too. I like he stayed within his own refreshingly low key take and didn’t try to Grohl it out.

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Treat yourself to the Michel Gondry directed music video - most definitely an E Ticket

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i’d never seen this before, but it makes me so happy. thank you.

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Came here to get Rickrolled, was disappointed.

And, yet, somehow… not.

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I move away from the mic to breathe in.

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We’ve been Rick-Grohl’d.

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