Dave Grohl Explains Why the Foo Fighters Rickrolled the Westboro Baptist Church
Before launching into an aptly timed performance of "My Hero"
In case you missed it, Dave Grohl and his merry band of Foo Fighters rickrolled the hate-mongering Westboro Baptist Church outside of their show in Kansas City, MO this weekend.
Later that night, during the actual Foo Fighters show, Grohl commented on they-who-will-not-be-named before launching into “My Hero.” “You can’t just sit there and do nothing, you got to go out there, and say what you wanna say, so we did.” he said, continuing:
Well, tonight we were sitting backstage, and someone said: ‘Guess who is coming tonight?’ And I said: ‘Who?’ They said: ‘Them.’ I said: ‘Why?’ They said: ‘Cause.’ And I said, ‘Cool, let’s go out and fuckin’ 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 fucking 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!
So I’m going to dedicate this song to all the people who go out and speak their mind, to stand up for what they think is right, because every time we got to stand up in this city in front of them, we do it because we feel like we’re standing up for what we think is right.”
Watch Grohl’s entire speech below, and remember to thank him daily for just being him.