Watch Rick Astley Play AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell'…on Drums
Note to AC/DC: Rick Astley just put his hand up for the frontman job.
The ‘80s pop favorite pulled another trick from his substantial repertoire when he completed a show in Los Angeles Thursday night (Aug. 11) with a cover of AC/DC’s ”Highway to Hell.” And he dished it out while playing the drums.
Astley’s rock ‘n’ roll hitout is a far cry from the Stock Aitken Waterman-produced megahit "Never Gonna Give You Up," which he – or anyone else who has been rickrolled -- just can’t shake off almost 30 years after its release.
The British singer is enjoying a comeback of note. Earlier this year, he landed his first U.K. No. 1 in 29 years with the album 50 (BMG), his first studio set in more than a decade.
The 50-year-old played his first U.S. show in 27 years at New York’s Box on Wednesday night (Aug. 10) and stopped in West Hollywood the next. Astley reportedly played "Highway to Hell" on both nights and covered Mark Ronson’s "Uptown Funk" in his set.
Watch video of Astley's version of "Highway to Hell" below.