You may not know this but it’s still possible in parts of the world to hear The White Stripes’ anthem “Seven Nation Army” somewhere other than a sporting event. Perhaps sensing that they could give the tune a new identity beyond practically every pro sports franchise’s theme song, Rockin’ 1000, the self-proclaimed biggest band on earth, wrangled all of its members together to perform it in Cesena, Italy.
This is hardly the first time the band, a veritable army if musicians itself (get it??), has come together to produce and perform a cover of a famous, smash hit rock song. They also recently tore the roof off a stadium with a cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and, most famously, persuaded the Foo Fighters to travel to Cesena and play a gig thanks to a viral cover of “Learn To Fly.”
Rockin’ 1000 loves the Foo (they also performed a cover of the band’s “Saint Cecilia” on New Year’s Eve). But while the band’s influences and favorites are pretty clear, what’s even more apparent is its goal of trying to bring together as many people as possible through the love and power of music. Watch those videos and see for yourself how cool it is to both hear and observe so many people tearing through the same exact song in perfect harmony.