Nine-year-old drummer-extraordinaire, Nandi Bushell has gifted us with plenty of magic moments in recent times. From her grunge-channelling cover of Nirvana’s “In Bloom” to her techno-breakbeat jam to the Prodigy’s “Voodoo People,” it seems fair to say, whatever she attempts, she slays! But her cover latest cover of Queens of the Stone Age’s “No One Knows” is truly next level.
The pint-sized player absolutely nails Dave Grohl’s drum parts (he briefly played with the band in 2001) on the song from Queens’ 2002 hit album, Songs for the Deaf – and it’s truly no small feat! Watch below:
Bushell bounces up and down ecstatically as she perfectly executes the fast-paced drum fills; twirling the drumstick in her hand and sticking her tongue with more punk-rock energy than can be explained for someone who was born in 2011. “I love this song!” she wrote on her Twitter. “I had so much fun rocking out!” The band posted the video to their Instagram, commenting: “Incredible!”
Incredible!!!!! https://t.co/qB6wfba0Nn… QOTSA (@qotsa) January 25, 2020
Born in Ipswich, England, Bushell began playing the drums at the age of four and has covered a number of rock classics on her YouTube channel, including David Bowie’s “Heroes,” Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Can’t Stop” and the White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” – proving that on top of her prodigious skills, she has great taste too!
She recently appeared on the Ellen show to perform her cover of Nirvana’s “In Bloom” and told the host: “On Saturdays and Sundays, [my family and I] make pancakes, and I listen to the Beatles, and I saw the drum kit and Ringo Starr. He just inspired me to play the drums.”
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