10-Year-Old Phenomenon, Nandi Bushell Challenged Dave Grohl to a Drum Battle: He Accepted

10-Year-Old Phenomenon, Nandi Bushell Challenged Dave Grohl to a Drum Battle: He Accepted

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Seeing Dave Grohl behind the drum kit is a rare and wonderful thing. Now, thanks to Nandi Bushell  we might get to see a whole lot more of it. By now, most are probably familiar with the prodigal skills of 10-year-old drumming phenomenon Nandi Bushell, but for those who don’t, here's a quick catch up – the young UK musician has been posting incredible classic alt-rock covers to her YouTube channel for over a year now, playing drums, guitar and bass on some pretty intricate and hard-hitting tracks, with inspirational tenacity (watch her Prodigy cover, here). Her version of Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name Of” (one where she played all three instruments) was so good that Tom Morello himself gifted her his guitar.

But her latest move is sure to see her reach a new career-high, with Foo Fighters’ frontman, Dave Grohl accepting her challenge for a drum battle. Forever a good sport, Grohl kicked off the challenge with a video of himself playing the Foo's “Everlong” – which he says he hasn’t played since recording it in 1997 – on his daughter Harper’s drum set, saying: Hey @Nandi_Bushell! Challenge accepted. Haven’t played these songs in a loooooong time.....thanks for the inspiration!!! Your move!!! Your friend in rock, Dave. Admitting he’d received 100 texts about it, Grohl


Then she replied, making it clear that she’s NOT messing around with her own slamming rendition of the track.

“My dream is to one day jam with Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and all the @Foo Fighters! Mr Grohl I would love to have a drum battle with you! I LOVE Everlong it’s really hard to play as it’s so fast but so much FUN!!!”

And clearly, Grohl isn’t messing around either, challenging Bushell to Them Crooked Vultures’ – an alt-rock supergroup featuring Grohl alongside QOTSA’s Josh Homme and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones – “Dead End Friends” for round two. For anybody unfamiliar with the track, let’s just say it’s not a song you’d challenge a 10-year-old you weren’t afraid of losing to. Watch Grohl’s entry below.  

She doesn't seem phased one bit. Needless to say, we can’t wait to see where this goes next! 

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