Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Rick Astley unplugs for Foo Fighters classic Everlong

80s pop star Rick Astley is streaming an acoustic cover from isolation of the Foo Fighters’ 1997 classic, “Everlong.”

"Sometimes you just have to find the song that's gonna lift your spirits and put you in another place, and I've been doing that a lot recently with music,” says Astley. “One of the bands I always go to, believe it or not, is Foo Fighters."

Astley’s video has already racked up 1.5 million views in its first few days online.

“Everlong” was the second single from the Foo’s second album, “The Colour And The Shape”, which sold more than 2 million copies in the US.

Dave Grohl recently delivered an intimate acoustic version of the song while celebrating the work of a New York City nurse on ABC-TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Astley has performed his 1987 hit, "Never Gonna Give You Up", as a guest with the Foo Fighters in recent years, including the band’s 2017 Summer Sonic show in Tokyo and at the UK’s Reading Festival in 2019.

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