Dave Grohl christens Rick Astley the “seventh Foo Fighter”

ABC/Fred WatkinsOver the summer, after a chance encounter at a Japanese music festival, Foo Fighters and Rick Astley joined forces to perform the ’80s pop star’s signature hit “Never Gonna Give You Up” together. Having united onstage again in London, Dave Grohl is ready for Astley to join his band.

“Rick is the man,” Grohl tells NME. “The seventh Foo Fighter. He’s such a sweetheart.”

Grohl adds, “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.”

The Foos also paid tribute to Astley with a performance of “Never Gonna Give You Up” during their “Carpool Karaoke” appearance on The Late Late Show.

Foo Fighters are currently touring North America in support of their new album, Concrete and Gold.

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