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1000 Foos fans play for Grohl gig

Dave Grohl has agreed to bring the Foo Fighters to play in Italy after 1000 fans recorded a mass live version of classic track Learn To Fly – and the resulting video went viral.

Over four million people have watched the film, shot in Cesena after musician Fabio Zaffagnini came up with the idea and spent a year making it into a reality.

He says: “Italy is a country where dreams cannot easily come true, but it’s a land of passion and creativity. What we just did was a huge miracle.”

And less than a day after the video was released, Grohl has responded by saying: “Ci vediamo a presto, Cesena” – translation, “See you soon, Cesena.” He’s also posted a self-shot video in which he sends a message with the same sentiment.

The Foos continue to perform despite the mainman having broken his leg in a stage fall last month.

Grohl air-drums to help heal leg

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history. He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.