On September 16, 2011, the Westboro Baptist Church picketed a Foo Fighters show at Kansas City’s Sprint Center, as the band were not using their talents to spread the word of Christianity. The band’s retort was to perform a country song called Keepin' It Clean (Hot Buns) on a flatbed truck in front of the Phelps family, mocking their opposition to homosexuality (‘Driving all night, got a hankering for something, think I'm In the mood for some hot-man muffins’).
“I don't care if you're black or white or purple or green, whether you're Pennsylvanian or Transylvanian, Lady Gaga or Lady Antebellum, it takes all kinds!” Dave Grohl told the crowd. “Men loving women, and women loving men, and men loving men, and women loving women… God bless America!”
It didn’t stop there. Four years later, the religious family attempted to protest outside the same venue and were met with the band and fans enjoying Rick Astley’s 1987 single Never Gonna Give You Up.
“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’,” Grohl explained to the crowd. “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?”