The Rockin’ 1000, the collective of musicians whose performance of Foo Fighters‘ “Learn To Fly” persuaded the Foos to go play a concert in the town of Cesena, Italy, were at it again — and this time they went even bigger. This time more than 1,200 musicians got together in Cesena for a full concert, playing classics from acts like Nirvana, the White Stripes, the Black Keys and more.
The ensemble consisted of hundreds of guitarists, singers, bassists, drummers, keyboardists and even bagpipe players, the latter of whom were spotlighted during the cover of AC/DC’s “It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll).”
- Among the show highlights were Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit, the White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army,” the Black Keys’ “Gold On The Ceiling,” the Clash‘s “Police On My Back” and a medley of tunes from the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin.
- The Rockin’ 1,000 was conceived by Fabio Zaffagnini, a fan from Cesena who wanted Foo Fighters to perform in the city. He launched a successful crowd-funding campaign to fund and organize over 1,000 musicians to perform the band’s “Learn to Fly.”
- A video of the performance went viral and got the Foos’ attention, with the group playing in Cesena last November. Foos frontman Dave Grohl said at the show,”You know the whole world saw what you did, right? Millions and millions of people saw what you did. It’s a beautiful thing. Congratulations everybody.”
CHECK IT OUT: Watch the Rockin’ 1000 play “Smells Like Teen Spirit”:
Here’s “Seven Nation Army”:
And here’s “It’s A Long Way To The Top”: