The Time Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Lost A Drum Battle Against A 10-Year-Old Girl
Foo Fighters founder and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl had the most adorable drum battle with 10-year-old drummer Nandi Bushell to whom the iconic musician lost with grace while his fans were more than thrilled to see the recognition and admiration Grohl had for the young drummer, especially during an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last year.
For those of you who might not be familiar with Nandi Bushell, she’s a young and brilliant drummer who is a ten-year-old performer covering the classic rock tracks of legendary artists including Slipknot, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queen, and many more on her official YouTube channel on which she has a respectable amount of followers with nearly 300k.
Since Nandi’s portfolio includes countless iconic rock artists’ tracks, it was inevitable for her to perform a Nirvana track which happened earlier in 2020 when she performed ‘In Bloom’ as well as sharing a cover version of Foo Fighters’ hit song ‘Everlong.’ Both videos instantly went viral thanks to her admirable attitude and talent at an incredibly young age.
Fortunately, the 10-year-old drummer’s videos didn’t go unnoticed by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as expected and the two left all the fans in awe while revealing a video in which the lovely duo had a drum battle which was followed by an original track released by Grohl himself, named after the 10-year-old drummer.
Dave Grohl And 1o-Year-Old Nandi Had An Epic Drum Battle
The legendary musician reached out to Nandi Bushell after she challenged the Nirvana icon and the two started a drum battle during lockdown including a series of musical challenges, beginning with Dave Grohl’s superband Them Crooked Vultures’ track named ‘Dead End Friends’ video of which was uploaded on the young drummer’s YouTube channel and has over 3 million views already.
As expected, the 10-year-old drummer was the winner of this epic drum battle and rewarded by Dave Grohl himself with an original song named after her and during an interview last year, the Foo Fighters frontman opened up about the charming experience he had with Nandi Bushell and stated that she’s a force to be reckoned with and a naturally talented musician with which fans cannot agree more.
Here is what Grohl said:
“She’s beating the crap out of her drum set, and when she does drum rolls, she screams. I was like, oh my God, this kid is a force of nature. There was nothing I could do! I was literally being called out by the school bully — ‘I’ll see you on the playground after school!’ Every time she would put out these videos on her page, I’d be like, oh my God, I’m gonna get my ass kicked again.”
You can watch the drum battle and Dave Grohl’s interview down below.