Foo Fighters joined forces with Rick Astley again during the group’s show on Tuesday night (September 19) at the 02 Arena in London — the Foos’ first concert since last Friday’s (September 15) release of the new Concrete And Gold album.
Astley previously joined the Foos onstage at the Summer Sonic festival in Japan, and in London they once again mashed together Nirvana‘s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” with Astley’s hit “Never Gonna Give You Up.”
Dave Grohl introduced Astley as “one of the most badass motherf***ers,” and Astley confessed during the performance that he was “very nervous.”
The 27-song show also featured covers of Fleetwood Mac‘s “Black Magic Woman” and Queen‘s “Tie Your Mother Down” along with six tracks from Concrete And Gold, including the live premiere of “Make It Right.”
The Foos begin their North American tour on October 7 at Cal Jam in San Bernardino, Calif.
…Meanwhile, Billboard reports that Concrete And Gold, is on track to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this weekend, with sales of more than 120,000 copies.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.