Ricky Astley applauds Greta Thunberg for Stockholm Rickrolling

Asia's Tech News Daily

© Bang Showbiz Rick Astley

Rick Astley has praised Greta Thunberg for Rickrolling the audience at a Climate Live concert in Stockholm.

The 18-year-old Swedish environmental activist played a prank on the crowd during her speech at the concert in Sweden, by performing a “Rickroll”, the famous meme involving an unexpected appearance of the 80s pop star’s 1987 hit ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’.

After a more serious speech, the teenager – who has challenged world leaders to take immediate action on climate change – said the lyric: “We’re no strangers to love”, before the song played out and she and another activist danced on stage.

Sharing the clip on Twitter, the 55-year-old star tweeted in Greta’s native tongue: “Fantastic and Tack så mycket! Rick x”, which translates to “thanks so much.”

Meanwhile, Matty Healy previously claimed Greta was rejected for a musical collaboration by “bigger artists” than The 1975.

The protestor made her musical debut on the group’s 2020 album ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ on the track ‘The 1975’ – the eponymous title given to the instrumental song which opens the band’s album – in which she read an essay over minimal orchestral backing, and the 32-year-old frontman was delighted to help the teenager be “documented in a formal place”.

He said: “There are so many tweets and endorsements, transient statements about Greta. But I really wanted [her voice] to be documented in a formal place in pop culture.”

Matty claimed Greta was snubbed by other artists because they are only interested in being “progressive but safe”.

He said: “I feel like big statements will be made by pop stars, but they’ll do it when the cultural narrative has massaged a subject enough for it to be not really a statement any more.

“A narrative needs to be seen as progressive but also safe. I call it ‘workshop woke’.”

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Naughty Boy threatens to quit 'I'm A Celebrity'...again

Naughty Boy threatened to leave. (ITV/Shutterstock) Naughty Boy has threatened to leave the I'm A Celebrity camp again, but changed his mind after winning all 11 stars in his bushtucker ... Read more »

West Side Story became an ‘albatross' around Leonard Bernstein's neck – daughter

The daughter of composer Leonard Bernstein has said the musician never liked the 1961 film version of West Side Story and said the hit musical became “an albatross around his ... Read more »

Canada introduces ban on travel from southern Africa over Omicron variant

Canada introduces ban on travel from southern Africa over Omicron variant The federal government is introducing new restrictions on some travel from southern Africa amid concerns of a new COVID-19 ... Read more »

Bruce Willis Spends Thanksgiving in the Wilderness with Wife Emma and Daughters Evelyn and Mabel

Bruce Willis family Thanksgiving Emma Hemming Willis/Instagram Bruce Willis and Emma Heming Willis spent some brisk time outdoors for the holidays! The Die Hard actor, 66, and his wife, 43, ... Read more »

Stephen Sondheim hailed among theatre's ‘greatest geniuses' after death aged 91

Stephen Sondheim has been hailed as one of theatre’s “greatest geniuses” after his death at the age of 91. The creator of the musical Sweeney Todd died on Friday morning ... Read more »

'Pancake Ice' Forms Atop Lake Superior in Wisconsin

Rare “ice pancakes” were spotted floating atop Lake Superior near Ashland, Wisconsin, footage posted on November 26 shows. The phenomenon occurs when waves and cold air temperatures cause discs of ... Read more »

'How to NOT deal with a pandemic': Experts blast Canada's South Africa travel restrictions, new COVID-19 variant spread

The Canadian government announced Friday that it is banning foreign nationals travelling to the country from seven Southern African countries, South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini and Namibia. This ... Read more »

I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! cancels live show for first time in show's 19-year history

Ant and Dec at the British Academy Television Awards credit:Bang Showbiz The ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!’ live show has been cancelled for the first time in ... Read more »

Artemi Panarin takes out frustration by whipping glove at Brad Marchand

You don’t see a glove toss between benches too often in the NHL. When you can’t throw punches… throw gloves? During Thursday's matinee game against the Boston Bruins, New York ... Read more »

Omicron: everything you need to know about new Covid variant

Watch: WHO says Omicron strain of coronavirus is a ‘variant of concern’ What is it called? The variant was initially referred to as B.1.1.529, but on Friday was designated as ... Read more »

Mike Lindell's Promised Election-Reversing Lawsuit Turns Into 96-Hour Pillow Sale

Despite months of promising to file an explosive lawsuit that would “pull down” the 2020 presidential election results and reinstate Donald Trump to the White House, pillow-monger Mike Lindell has ... Read more »

Putin is 'deadly serious' about neutralizing Ukraine, and has the upper hand over the West, former US diplomats and officials warn

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a concert marking the seventh anniversary of the Crimea annexation on March 18, 2021 in Moscow, Russia.Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images The buildup of Russian troops ... Read more »

Why 'Frozen' was a Disney classic 70 years in the making

“Frozen” completed Walt Disney‘s quest of bringing “The Snow Queen” to the big screen. (Images via Getty Images/DisneyStudios) This article is part of Yahoo's 'On This Day' series From “Snow ... Read more »

Alex Rodriguez Celebrates Thanksgiving with Ex-Wife Cynthia Scurtis and Their 2 Daughters: 'Grateful'

Alex Rodriguez Instagram Alex Rodriguez Instagram Alex Rodriguez celebrated Thanksgiving with loved ones. On Thursday, the 46-year-old retired baseball player spent the holiday at dinner with his two daughters — ... Read more »

Italy and Portugal drawn in same World Cup playoff bracket

GENEVA (AP) — The World Cup in Qatar is sure to be without either Italy or Cristiano Ronaldo. Italy and Portugal, the current and previous European champions, were drawn into ... Read more »

Paris archbishop offers to resign after reports on private life emerge

The Archbishop of Paris, Michel Aupetit, has offered his resignation to Pope Francis due to his “ambiguous behaviour” with a woman, his diocese announced on Friday. Aupetit wrote to the ... Read more »

Woman left brokenhearted after cooking and decorating for ‘Friendsgiving' as no one shows

(TikTok/ @kidalloy) Thanksgiving didn’t go the way one woman planned after she cooked lots of food, decorated her house and none of her guests showed up or bothered to text. ... Read more »

I'm A Celebrity will not air live due to Storm Arwen weather warning

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! will be broadcast as a pre-recorded show rather than live as Storm Arwen was set to batter the UK with winds as ... Read more »

Germany ‘at crossroads' as Covid cases surge across Europe

Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters Germany’s top health officials have raised the prospect of a national lockdown, warning that a rapidly rising number of coronavirus cases and a dramatic increase in the ... Read more »

Ken Bruce recalls ‘stress' of broadcasting Queen's Christmas message

Ken Bruce has revealed the BBC used multiple back-up tapes and an extra power generator as a precaution during its broadcast of the Queen’s Christmas message during the 1980s. The ... Read more »

Adele dominates UK charts with double No 1, highest first week sales since 2017

Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images Adele has scored the highest opening week for an album in 2021, beating Abba’s recent blockbuster return. Her fourth album, 30, notched chart sales of 261,000, ... Read more »

BC floods: Trudeau tours impacted areas of Abbotsford, meets with CAF members

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent Friday afternoon touring flood-impacted zones of Abbotsford, B.C., which was largely underwater following catastrophic flooding. Trudeau also spoke with members of the Canadian Armed Forces ... Read more »

Epilepsy charity urges 'Animal Crossing' developers to address feature they say could cause seizures

© Nintendo Epilepsy charity urges ‘Animal Crossing’ developers to address feature they say could cause seizures A new “Animal Crossing” DLC pack reportedly includes a flashing light sequence. An epilepsy ... Read more »

Krafton issues emergency update to fix major PUBG: New State in-game issue

India, Nov. 26 — Krafton has just announced that PUBG: New State received an emergency update yesterday, November 25. As one might expect, the situation was quite serious. According to ... Read more »

The most popular game console on Black Friday 2021 isn't the PlayStation 5 — it's the $300 Xbox Series S

© Microsoft The most popular game console on Black Friday 2021 isn’t the PlayStation 5 — it’s the $300 Xbox Series S Microsoft’s $300 Xbox console, the Xbox Series S, ... Read more »

Stephen Sondheim, groundbreaking composer who won 6 Tony awards and reshaped musicals, dies at 91, according to report

NEW YORK — Stephen Sondheim, groundbreaking composer who won 6 Tony awards and reshaped musicals, dies at 91, according to report. Read more »

Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91

On Location: November 26, 2021 Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.The Associated Press NEW YORK — Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the ... Read more »

Barbra Streisand, Lea Salonga, more mourn Stephen Sondheim

On Location: November 26, 2021 Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.The Associated Press Tributes quickly flooded social media following the death of Stephen Sondheim as performers and writers ... Read more »

Perfectionist. Genius. Icon. That was Stephen Sondheim

The Associated PressFILE – Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim gestures during a gathering at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., on April 12, 2004. Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American ... Read more »

YouTuber recreates Squid Game contests in viral video costing millions

Popular YouTuber MrBeast has taken the internet by storm with more than 70 million subscribers, but even he was surprised at the incredible reception his recreation of Netflix hit Squid ... Read more »

James Comey's daughter is a lead prosecutor in Ghislaine Maxwell's child sex trafficking case. Here's what we know about her.

Maurene Comey (left) and Ghislaine Maxwell (right).REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton; Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images Maurene Comey is one of the lead prosecutors in the criminal case against Ghislaine Maxwell. The daughter of former ... Read more »

Reggie Yates on making the move to film with directorial debut Pirates

Sky News speaks to actor and TV presenter Reggie Yates, who has just made his directorial debut with new film Pirates, starring Elliot Edusah, Jordan Peters and Reda Elazouar. Read more »

Madonna Says It's 'A Family Affair' as She Celebrates Thanksgiving with 5 of Her Children

Madonna Thanksgiving Madonna/Instagram Madonna with her five children Madonna is spending time with her family this holiday season. The singer, 63, celebrated Thanksgiving on Thursday alongside five of her kids: ... Read more »

‘There is no tolerance yet': Trans woman attacked in Cameroon

A transgender woman was assaulted and humiliated in mid-November in Yaoundé, Cameroon, as shown in videos posted on social networks. Members of the local LGBT community report that they suffer ... Read more »

Criss Angel Celebrates Thanksgiving with First Family Photo After Daughter's Release from NICU

Criss angel Criss Angel/Instagram Criss Angel, Shaunyl Benson, and their kids Criss Angel is feeling extra grateful this Thanksgiving. On Thursday, the illusionist, 53, celebrated the holiday by sharing the ... Read more »

After Meeting With Victim, Former Missouri Officer Is Cleared of Assault

A booking photo provided by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office shows Julia Crews. (St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office via The New York Times) Two-and-a-half years after a ... Read more »

K3 goes on a theater tour in a new line-up

“It’s not for nothing that we called our new theater show Kom Erbij”, say the current members of K3, Hanne and Marthe. “That way we want to tell the new ... Read more »

Kevin Hart talks new drama series ‘True Story'; says ‘I stand with Dave' amidst controversy

Kevin Hart’s latest project isn’t not funny—that’s because he takes a dramatic turn for his new Netflix limited series “True Story” co-starring Wesley Snipes. The entertainment mogul discusses his friend ... Read more »

Dwayne Johnson gives away custom car to a Navy veteran for Christmas

Dwayne Johnson has given away his custom truck to a fan for Christmas. On Instagram, Johnson posted a video alongside a lengthy caption explaining why he gave away the vehicle ... Read more »

Stalker bombarded Sophie Ellis-Bextor and her son with nasty messages and packages: ‘Your soul is black'

A 39-year-old man from London has been banned from contact for stalking singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor for months. He bombarded the Murder on the dance floorstar with nasty messages and also ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic