Foo Fighters' video goes viral

ROME • A video of 1,000 musicians rocking Foo Fighters' Learn To Fly has gone viral, clocking up millions of views over the weekend and getting the thumbs-up from the American band.

The project kicked off in spring last year, when Fabio Zaffagnini and several friends were looking for "a mad idea" to convince the band to come to Cesena, in central Italy, to play for them. After a year's planning, 1,000 fans met in a park in the city on July 26 to play the song, belting out the hit tune together as the sun set.

"One thousand people, one thousand rockers, come at their own cost from all over the country for a single song, your song," Zaffagnini says at the end of the video. "So we ask you, the Foo Fighters, to come and play for us here in Cesena."

Posted last Thursday on YouTube, the video had been viewed more than 14 million times by yesterday.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 03, 2015, with the headline 'Foo Fighters' video goes viral'. Print Edition | Subscribe