Over 1,000 musicians from 25 international locations convened at Stade de France in Paris this previous weekend for the most recent staging of the Rockin’1000 live performance. Initially launched as an elaborate plan to lure Foo Fighters to the small city of Cesena, Italy, Rockin’1000 has since developed right into a dwell celebration of rock music, by which tons of of singers, guitarists, bassists, and drummers congregate in a single single setting and rock the fuck out collectively.
As a result of pandemic, Saturday marked the primary staging of Rockin’1000 in practically three years. With a crowd of fifty,000 folks wanting on, the collective carried out a 21-song set that included covers of The Who, Rage In opposition to the Machine, Pink Floyd, The White Stripes, and Weapons N’ Roses. Notably, Rockin’1000 additionally paid tribute to late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins with a particular efficiency of “My Hero.” You possibly can watch footage beneath.
Rockin’1000’s origins was the topic of the 2020 documentary We Are the Thousand.