10-year-old rockstar in the making Nandi Bushell has continued her drum-off with Dave Grohl after the 10-year-old multi-instrumentalist challenged the Foo Fighters frontman late last month with a cover of the band’s classic ‘Everlong’.
Grohl returned serve by smashing out the first 30 seconds of the track on his daughter Harper’s drum kit, noting that he hadn’t played the 1997 Colour and the Shape hit in quite some time. He also delivered a full performance of ‘Dead End Friends’, from his Them Crooked Vultures collaboration with Queens of the Stone Age‘s Josh Homme and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones.
Now, the young YouTube star has responded with a masterful ‘Dead End Friends’ performance herself. In a new clip, Bushell matches Grohl beat-for-beat, absolutely smashing the 2009 track on the drums.
“It was an honour to be part of the most epic rock battle in history,” Bushell captioned the video. “With the most awesome, fun, kind and legendary Dave Grohl! Thank you for giving me this incredible opportunity. I am extremely grateful. The Rock Gods of old are happy!”
Grohl has since conceded defeat, tweeting at Bushell, “You win round one… but it ain’t over yet! Buckle up, cuz I have something special in mind.”
Bushell went viral earlier this year after her video shredding Rage Against the Machine’s ‘Guerilla Radio’ in support of the Black Lives Matter movement caught the attention of Tom Morello – who went on to gift the talented young musician one of his signature guitars.
Watch Bushell and Grohl’s ‘Dead End Friends’ drum battle below.