He also compared him to Muhammad Ali
After a chance meeting in Japan, with Astley often performing ‘Everlong’ in his own sets, the Foos and the ’80s icon have frequently united on stage to cover ‘Never Gonna Give You Up‘.
“Rick is the man,” Grohl told NME for this week’s exclusive cover feature. “The seventh Foo Fighter. He’s such a sweetheart.”
He added: “I love that he gets nervous before playing. He’s Rick Astley! It’s like he’s Muhammad Ali! You just wouldn’t be nervous, but he’s such a good guy.”
“I am going to try and write with some other people because I want to experience that,” He said. When asked if they might record together, Astley coyly replied: “There you go. It’s funny that actually. I think it is really brave when artists like that do that.
“You might upset the audience, the critics etc. I think they just think, y’know what – we are doing it. He’s in the studio next door, we are doing it.”
Foo Fighters tour
The band have announced that they’ll be playing the below dates next year. Tickets will be on sale from 9am on Friday October 20 and will be available here.
Tuesday 19 – MANCHESTER Etihad Stadium
Friday 22 – LONDON Stadium
Saturday 23 – LONDON Stadium