UPDATE: 1,000 Italian Musicians Play Foo Fighters' 'Learn To Fly' Simultaneously To Convince Band To Come

July 31, 2015


1,000 musicians recently got together in Cesena, Italy and simultaneously played the Foo Fighters song 'Learn To Fly' in an attempt to convince the band to come play a concert there. I bet it probably worked. If it didn't though they're all welcome to come over to my place and listen to the album on my home stereo system, but there will be a cover charge and everyone will be required to buy at least one piece of merch. "$25 for a penis-shaped refrigerator magnet?!" Those are collectible.

UPDATE: Dave Grohl has responded in a vertically filmed video (also after the jump) and says they will come as soon as they can. Translation: "Hello, good evening, it's David. Forgive me that I don't speak Italian, only a little. This video, how beautiful, so beautiful, thank you so much. We are coming, I promise, we'll see you soon. Thank you so much. Love you all, bye." So there you have it -- some dreams really do come true. Just not mine or yours.

Hit the jump for the videos.

Thanks to Elly, loves the Foo Fighters almost as much as I love A-1 steak sauce, which is very much.

  • S.M. Archer

    So this is actually really cool. I kind of really like the sound of that many people playing in harmony.

  • SmoovyBRad

    They couldn't even bother playing Everlong?

  • Rick Thomas

    overrated band

  • Jason Christopher

    I love Foo Fighters, and I think what these people did is absolutely incredible.. But I wish they had picked almost any other song.

  • Toastrider

    I always hum this song when I get on an airplane. So far, nobody's called me on it :D

  • Gorm m

    it's shmusic! and it needs more didgeridoos. a thousand more didgeridoos!

  • Emmitt Morgans

    I don't know if it's just because I always sing the echoed parts in this song, but I think it's disappointing that they have ALL of those people and there's NO effort to emulate it when everything else from the original recording seems to be represented.

    ...yeah, it's totally just because I sing "...last one die... die... die" every time I hear the song. I even sacrificed a perfect score in Rock Band just because I couldn't NOT sing that part: so you *know* it's serious!

  • Bad Boy Bubby

    Are you a retard or something?

  • Meh

    So all that effort for a crappy band? Sure if it had been Guns & Roses its a different story, but these fools?

  • Emmitt Morgans

    "Guns & Roses?"

    That's actually the band you went with to dig on Foo Fighters?



    Why not Twisted Sister or Motley Crüe or even friggin' Bon Jovi?

    I understand that you may possibly not like the 2nd best member of Nirvana, but the only way I would've been sure you were kidding is if you had said "Nickelback."

  • I'm not a huge Foo Fighters band, but I appreciate the influence they've had on music as a whole. Don't be an ass just for the sake of being an ass.

  • Forblat

    Well, now I know the title of that song is not "something something lullaby"

  • Emmitt Morgans

    "(L)ullaby?" That word doesn't appear anywhere in the song and Dave Grohl actually enunciates fairly well.

    You might need to get a hearing test...

  • Forblat

    If there's one thing I've learned in years of listening to music it is that I am far from the average listener. Case in point: despite hearing this song thousands of times on the radio I have no idea who Dave Grohl is, nor could I have told you that this song was by foo fighters, despite knowing that foo fighters are a band that exists and that I could hum along to the tune of this song without knowing the lyrics. Luckily my wife is even worse at this than I am, so we get on fine.

  • laponfire

    Wow, put that group on tour!

  • Major Lee Gassole

    That. was. AWESOME!

  • side effect

    This video gives me feels.

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