Right before their August 21st Kansas City show, the amazing and increasingly popular Foo Fighters loaded themselves in the back of a blue pickup truck and pulled up in front of the Westboro Baptist Church. The band, which also included a large tattooed man in a tight purple shirt and a brightly colored Speedo, danced around to the classic Rick Astley song “Never Gonna Give You Up” – a live version of the rickroll.
Dave Grohl literally rickrolled the Westboro Baptist Church, I love him
— Justin Carpenter (@CarpyWVU) August 23, 2015
— David Mack (@davidmackau) August 22, 2015
In 2011, the band called for a counter-protest in front of the church with their original song “Keepin’ It Clean“.
On Aug. 30th, 2011 Westboro Baptist Church called for a picket of the Foo Fighters show in Kansas City. We had a little something up our sleeve. God Bless America.
Of course the church had something to say in response.
— Westboro Baptist (@WBCSaysRepent) August 22, 2015