The Makers Of Rock Band Just Rickroll'd Us All

We're no strangers...

to love...

You know the rules,

and so do I!

Aah, Rick Astley. His tune "Never Gonna Give You Up" is one of the most enduringly hilarious pieces of music composed in the latter half of the 20th century. Usually, when you hear it, it means you've been Rickroll'd. But starting next week, thanks to Harmonix and Voters Like You, you'll be able to play along in Rock Band.

Today, Harmonix announced that Astley's 1987 pop hit will be coming to the game via next week's Valentine's Day DLC pack. It was the most-requested song in a poll asking gamers which song they'd most like to see in the game. Most requested!

This means that it will be easier than ever to Rickroll your friends. "Hey Jill, come here! We're playing Rock Band. Check out this song we're doing, you'll like it."

Never gonna give you hup!

Never gonna let you dahhwn

Never gonna run a-rowhoud

and desert yew!

On Twitter today, Harmonix's John Drake pointed out that as this was the result of a fan vote, Harmonix didn't really Rickroll us:

If you say so, Mr. Drake. But regardless of how it got there, I've now got that beautiful, horrible song stuck in my head. And so, now, do you. Sorry. But then, music is meant to be shared, isn't it?

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Comments

    Nice! I look forwad to giving it a whirl :D

    Talk about an opportunity missed. They should have said it was a "new metallica song". That's how you do it. Or, ramndomly, when you choose any song it occasionaly plays Astley.

      This, I have been waiting years for it to randomly put on Rick Astley instead of whatever you picked. Especially if it did it during the song you were already playing.

    YES! Too bad I traded this game about two years ago.

      It's cheaper now, and a better library of DLC has made it more fun. Rebuy it.

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