We know the date (3 of June), we know the place (Metropolitan Civitas) and finally, now, we know the songs too that they will interpret a thousand rockers in unison in this thunderous concert. Rockin’1000, the largest band in rock history, will perform a set list with some national references and hits to sing out loud.
Enter Sandman, Metallica
Smells Like Teen Spirit, Nirvana
Bullet With Butterfly Wings, The Smashing Pumpkins
Knights of Cydonia, Muse
How We Roll, Rockin’ 1000
Between two lands, Heroes of Silence
Jumpin’ Jack Flash, The Rolling Stones
Livin’ on a Prayer, Bon Jovi
Rock and Roll All Night, Kiss
Seven Nation Army, The White Stripes
Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen
Cappella Song by Voices, Stephen Stills
Won’t Get Fooled Again, The Who
Sunday Bloody Sunday, U2
Where Is My Mind, Pixies
Killing in the Name, Rage Against the Machine
Learn to Fly, Foo Fighters
Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin medley
To start like this is to do it big. Those first chords so nice, innocent, so that suddenly the Electric by Lars Ulrich come break it all We will not forget the look redneck of Ulrich in this video clip.
The secret: It is said that in Guantánamo they forced the prisoners to listen to this song, in a loop, as torture. Controversial issue, to say the least.
Smells Like Teen Spiritnirvana
The theme that changed everything. These guys who made songs from the logging town of Aberdeen (Seattle) with anger and indifference, managed to reach MTV and blow the heads of an entire generation.
The secret: in the video clip, the dancing janitor is a reference to the work that Kurt Cobain did at the same institute where he studied in order to finance the publication of the band’s first demos.
Bullet With Butterfly WingsThe Smashing Pumpkins
composed when Billy Corgan He still had great hair (well, little hair), that is, back in 1995. With this hit, the success of what would become one of the reference rock albums began. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.
The secret: do not miss this beautiful version of Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs).
The smooth, velvety counterpoint of this set list. Hard to forget the image of Chris Martin drenched as he walks languid and serious across Studland Bay in south-west England.
The secret: you can listen to it in “classical music” format and surrounded by candles at the Candlelight concerts in Madrid dedicated to the band.
Anything can happen here, will you start with Basket Case? Will it play American Idiot? Jesus of Suburbia? All? Oh, we have so many questions. Place your bets!
Knights of Cydoniamuse
We arrived at the moment of the epic rock. And more on this topic that could be defined as the Bohemian Rhapsody from Muse. It has a bit of cinematography, with those western touches; it’s a lot like an anthem, with a chorus composed to hum over and over.
The secret: Cydonia refers to a supposed location on Mars that, for whatever reason and according to various theories (none of them scientific), was inhabited at a given time.
how we rollRockin’1000
Every band, even a cover band, has a song, right? This is the time to bring out the heavy artillery. We will listen, live, to the original theme of the largest band in the world, Rockin’1000. We notice that it has everything you like: catchy chorus in crescendo, a good war cry… Up the antlers!
Between two landsHeroes of Silence
Could be Between two lands the spanish rock anthem? Let’s contain our excitement: at least one in the top 5? A cry that appealed directly to the youth of the time speaking of the great internal struggles.
The secret: with this single they triumphed in Germany. It is what the darkness has.
Jumpin’ Jack FlashThe Rolling Stones
The song that was born by chance to become essential. They say this song marked another transition in the band, one that would take them away from blues and psychedelia. to guitar rock.
The secret: Jack was Keith Richards’ gardener, to whom he dedicates the song for having woken him, with his tireless work, from a morning hangover.
Obviously it will be time to jump before such a great classic. Ariel Rot and Alejo Stivel They published in 1981 a rock song that, in spirit and mood, was more pop. And they broke the lists.
The secret: Alejo Stivel told ElDiario.es that the original lyrics of the song were lost in an airport. He had to rewrite the whole thing. And the hit came out.
Livin’ on a PrayerBon Jovi
long live the hair metal! Hard not to shout this chorus dedicated to a real couple, Desmond (New York taxi driver) and Maria (waitress and singer of a money from the city).
The secret: Jon Bon Jovi did not want this song to appear on the album Slippery When Wet. OKAY.
Rock and Roll All Night,kiss
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley decided that Kiss needed an anthem, a “manifesto” and that’s how this great song came out that became the cornerstone of the band’s style.
The secret: the song went unnoticed on record but won the hearts of fans live.
Seven Nation ArmyThe White Stripes
One of the riffs most replicated in history that turns 20 in 2023.
The secret (out loud): If you put “lo lolololololooo” in Google, it knows exactly what you mean. And sports newspapers too.
Bohemian RhapsodyWhat in
Science, in addition to the sense of hearing, confirms that the vocal cords of Freddy Mercury they were prodigious. AND Bohemian Rhapsody, the latent proof of it. How will it sound in the voice of hundreds of people?
The secret: Queen is another of the bands that, every month, is honored by candlelight at Candlelight in Madrid.
Cappella Song by VoicesStephen Stills
And there is silence. And they only “play” the voices of Rockin’1000. That organic, natural instrument that will multiply to infinity in this performance a cappella composed by maestro Stephen Stills.
Won’t Get Fooled AgainThe Who
The epic theme that shows that the protest song It’s not just the land of singer-songwriters. We all hear a song that Roger Daltrey hated to sing live.
The Secret (televised): impossible to dissociate from CSI Miami.
Sunday Bloody Sunday,U2
Rock is a genre for screaming and letting out rage. Also, to raise awareness and not let things fall into oblivion. In this bloody SundayBono sang in tribute to the Londonderry victimsa peaceful protest that ended in tragedy.
The secret: Bono is a gleaner of songs and he also dedicated it, in 2022, to the victims of the Bali bombing.
where is my mindPixies
It is noticeable that the party is coming to an end. Three songs from the end, the anthem of laziness. Pixies created a song with obtuse lyrics but a forceful melody and, thus, it was chosen as the climax for the film Fight club.
The secret: he producer Steve Albini he experimented as much as he could with the record Surfer Pink (even putting the recording equipment in a bathroom to make it sound more echoing).
Killing in the NameRage Against the Machine
It’s time to get up from the seat, jump, scream, let go of the rage. Rock is liberating. Zach de laRocha he knows it and that is why each letter of this activist is a punch to the stomach and to the system.
The secret: How many times has de la Rocha been asked to censor the “Fuck you” When do you play this song live? A thousand times. And a thousand times it sounds, if possible, louder.
learn to flyFoo Fighters
It all started with this song: Rockin’1000 creator Fabio Zaffagnini, got a thousand people to sing their favorite song from foo fighters with the intention that the band played in his town, Cesena (which he got).
The secret: After the death of Taylor Hawkins last year, we are convinced that this song will sound special, unique, elevated, in homage to the Foo Fighters drummer.
Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin medley
A rock party like this, a tribute to the genre, has to end like this: with a mix of the best of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. Purple Rain, Stairway to Heaven, Voodoo Chile, Whole Lotta Love… what will this miscellany carry? What will the thousand members of Rockin’1000 play in unison? It’s time to discover it on June 3.
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