The collective called The Rockin’ 1000, who created a stunning viral video as a way to get Foo Fighters to come and perform in their town in Italy, have done it again. This time, the 1000 have recorded a cover of the title track from the Foos’ recently released Saint Cecilia EP. The cover actually consists of recordings of musicians from all over the world singing and playing the song, all mixed together to make one gigantic group session.
A statement from the Rockin’ 1000 explained, “Each rocker recorded a track from home and sent it to the Rockin’ 1000 website. We synced all these tracks and created a beautiful collective, crowdsourced version of the song. This project has been conceived and realized in 10 days, in response to those who affirm that rock ‘n’ roll is done.”
Last year The Rockin’ 1000 created the “Learn to Fly” video, which featured 1,000 musicians playing the song in a field, as a way to ask the Foos to come play in the town of Cesena, Italy. The clip, which went viral and collected 28 million views, achieved its goal and brought the Foos to the town in November. Grohl told the crowd that seeing the video was “the greatest moment of my life.”
Founder Fabio Zaffagnini told Alternative Nation that he is trying to transform The Rockin’ 1000 into a company that organizes non-conventional events involving local and non-established musicians.
Listen to The Rockin’ 1000’s cover of “Saint Cecilia” below.
And check out The Rockin’ 1000’s original video, “Learn to Fly”.
Source: Pulse Of Radio