Dave Grohl explains why Foo Fighters 'RickRolled' the Westboro Baptist Church

The band took on homophobic protesters in Kansas

Heather Saul
Wednesday 26 August 2015 11:37
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Dave Grohl 'Rick Trolls' the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas City
Dave Grohl 'Rick Trolls' the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas City

Dave Grohl has addressed the glorious moment he and his Foo Fighters band mates 'Rickrolled' unsuspecting homophobic protesters from the infamous Westboro Baptist Church.

The band drove in on the back of a pick up truck to Westboro picketers in Kansas, blasting Rick Astley’s anthem “Never Gonna Give You Up” while holding signs reading “Keep it Clean” and “You Got Rick Roll’d Again” on Sunday.

Grohl, who was filmed enthusiastically clapping as stunned protesters holding “God hates f*gs” signs looked on, revealed his motivation for the stunt when he took to the stage that night.

Speaking before performing "My Hero", Grohl told the crowd he only became aware of the picket when someone informed the band as they were sitting back stage.

“And I said, ‘Cool, let’s go out and f**king 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 f**king 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!”

The Foo Fighters have a history with the WBC and interrupted a Kansas picket in 2011 by staging a performance of the gay love song “Keep it Clean”, with lyrics celebrating "hot man muffins".

For anyone who somehow managed to miss the display, watch it below.

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