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(Telegraph)   Rick Astley talks about making a fortune before he reached 24, never giving you up   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 27
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2012-07-22 10:33:00 PM  
I wonder how much he has made in royalties in the past 5 years for ringtones alone
 
2012-07-22 10:56:04 PM  
If they paid him based on ad revenue from YouTube and other web downloads, like some artists are now suing companies over, he'd be the richest goddamn musician on the planet.
 
2012-07-22 11:39:27 PM  
Good on him, seems a right nice chap.
 
2012-07-23 03:23:59 AM  

cman: I wonder how much he has made in royalties in the past 5 years for ringtones alone


Screw ringtones, I use it as a ringback tone.
 
2012-07-23 04:19:47 AM  

RedPhoenix122: cman: I wonder how much he has made in royalties in the past 5 years for ringtones alone

Screw ringtones, I use it as a ringback tone.


This is my ringback tone. Enjoy
 
2012-07-23 05:13:46 AM  

Elandriel: If they paid him based on ad revenue from YouTube and other web downloads, like some artists are now suing companies over, he'd be the richest goddamn musician on the planet.


I've read that he made VERY little off of you tube and the "Rickroll".... shame is that many an internet troll has had a good time with it, and he deserves the money. After reading this article, I have a respect for the guy. Seems like a nice, level headed dude.
 
2012-07-23 05:53:49 AM  
79% of people don't know the opposites for the following words. Are you one of the 21%?
1: Always
2: Coming
3: From
4: Take
5: Me
6: Down
 
2012-07-23 06:45:59 AM  
good article. past 'net crap i read made me think he was poverty stricken after a career punctuated with hard luck breaks. ain't that some shiat? glad he's done well, seems like a nice fellow.
 
2012-07-23 07:25:15 AM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-07-23 08:03:27 AM  
Good for him. So many people that get rich when they're in their 20's blow it all and end up bankrupt. Hell, I would have been one of them.
 
2012-07-23 08:37:45 AM  
He said goodbye and made me cry, the lying bastard.
 
2012-07-23 09:03:21 AM  
i86.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-23 09:08:33 AM  
Rick Astley is the Dick Clark of internet memes.
 
2012-07-23 09:55:22 AM  

slayer199: Good for him. So many people that get rich when they're in their 20's blow it all and end up bankrupt. Hell, I would have been one of them.


True, but then again if young people didn't blow their money or have their parents teal it we never would have seen Tiffany in Playboy.
 
2012-07-23 10:16:32 AM  
i dont think i will be clicking on any links in this thread
/never gonna give, never gonna GIVE
 
2012-07-23 11:05:56 AM  

kungfu jesus with a side of lime: i dont think i will be clicking on any links in this thread
/never gonna give, never gonna GIVE


Not even if someone posts a link to Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends?
 
2012-07-23 11:07:46 AM  

cman: I wonder how much he has made in royalties in the past 5 years for ringtones alone


You'd be surprised just how much he made on ringtones: Link
 
2012-07-23 11:24:16 AM  
Rick Astley's real name is Rick Astley. Also, his middle name is Paul.
 
2012-07-23 01:33:04 PM  
Rick Astley? Have you seen this banal incubus at work? Boy, if this guy isn't heralding Satan's imminent approach to Earth, huh. "Don't ever wanna make you cry, never wanna make you sigh ... never gonna break your heart" ... oh, I wouldn't worry about that without a dick, buddy. You got a corn nut! You got a clit! You're not even a guy! You're an AIDS germ that got off a slide! They're puttin' music to AIDS germs, they're puttin' a drum machine behind them in a metronome beat and Ted Turner's colorizing 'em, God damn it! These aren't even people man! It's a CIA plot to make you think malls are good!! Don't ya see? (Imitates stereotypical American in a robotic manner) "But Bill, malls are good! Malls allow us to shop 365 days of the year at a 72 degree heat. That must be good."
-Bill Hicks
 
2012-07-23 01:37:34 PM  
I'll just leave this here:


thefunnyplanet.com
 
2012-07-23 02:22:50 PM  

MoronLessOff: kungfu jesus with a side of lime: i dont think i will be clicking on any links in this thread
/never gonna give, never gonna GIVE

Not even if someone posts a link to Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends?


well in that case....
hey wait a minute
DAMN and BLAST
 
2012-07-23 04:20:53 PM  
The best Rickroll I've experienced is the blureu demo on the C64.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4XNvaf540g
Jump to about 2:00 for the demo
 
2012-07-23 05:12:36 PM  
What a ''Rick Astley'' may look like:

Rick Astley
 
2012-07-23 05:36:19 PM  

zvoidx: cman: I wonder how much he has made in royalties in the past 5 years for ringtones alone

You'd be surprised just how much he made on ringtones: Link


Ha!

Can't rickroll an iPad user. A lot of YouTube vids don't work
 
2012-07-23 06:15:20 PM  
 
2012-07-23 07:11:05 PM  
"I do have a thing for eating out"

giggity
 
2012-07-24 09:54:14 AM  
Wait, wasn't he a ginger?
 
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