1,000 People Covered David Bowie’s ‘Rebel Rebel’ — an Epic Tribute to an Epic Life

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Last year, the largest "band" on Earth, Rockin'1,000, performed "Learn to Fly" with all 1,000 of its members in the hopes that the Foo Fighters would find the stunt cool enough that they'd come play Cesena, Italy. It worked! Sadly, they can't aspire to the same outcome with David Bowie, but that didn't stop them from giving the Starman an out-of-this-world send-off. Over the weekend, at Cesena's Orogel Stadium, Rockin'1000 covered "Rebel Rebel" in the greatest – and guaranteed loudest –  Bowie sing-along since Brixton turned out in droves to pay tribute to their hometown legend. (They also covered the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army.") The band's leader, Fabio Zaffagnini, ended the tribute with words Bowie lived by: "Stick together. No more conflict. And play rock and roll!"