Cross our hearts and hope to die, we promise you this is not a rickroll.
– but flash-forward to 2016 and the fanta-pantsed crooner has grown into his suit jacket, and is out there making a name for himself as one seriously talented muso.
Not only has he recently delivered a surprisingly on-point rendition of Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk and may also possibly be collaborating with Darude sometime soon, Astley’s total domination of all music genres has continued with the singer smashing out a cover of AC/DC’s classic Highway To Hell from behind the fkn drum kit during his show at Hollywood’s The Troubadour this week.
Yep, Astley made Axl Rose/Brian Johnson look totally redundant as he belted out the classic rock anthem in his trademark baritone while delivering a severe beatdown on the skins.
You wouldn’t get this from any other guy.