Author: Michael Pementel
Over 1000 musicians came together in Paris this past weekend to perform a cover of the Foo Fighters song “My Hero” and pay tribute to the late Taylor Hawkins. These 1000 musicians involve people from 25 countries.
These musicians were part of what is known as the Rockin’ 1000, a concert where 1000 musicians come together to play and sing all at once.
Per an interview with NME dating back to 2016, Rockin’ 1000 organizer Fabio Zaffagnini spoke to where the idea for this concert came from.
Per Fabio Zaffagnini:
“We started right after the success we had last year with ‘Learn To Fly’. It went so big on YouTube, it’s hit something like 32 million views. We realised many people could see that video online, but just a bunch could see the musicians performing live, so we decided to focus on this concept of a live show.”
You can find that video of the Rockin’ 1000 artists performing the Foo Fighters song “Learn To Fly” below.
If you want to check out the Rockin’ 1000 musicians covering “My Hero,” you can find that video below.
What do you think of these performances? Pretty impressive right?
In other news related to the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, that of Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith both issued apologies regarding quotes of theirs about Hawkins that were used in a misleading manner. To learn more details about that story, follow the link below.
Back in April, several fans came together to pay tribute to Taylor Hawkins via a drum circle. An individual who happened to have gone to school with Hawkins shared the following about the drummer:
“He was just the most genuine, positive, respectful person you could imagine. He was very down to Earth. There was nothing about him that said rock star.”
To watch footage of that drum circle tribute, follow the link below.