Dave Grohl has found himself in the middle of a virtual drum battle with a 10-year-old.
The Foo Fighters founder, who was previously the drummer for Nirvana, 51, posted a video of himself playing a bit of his band’s song “Everlong” after Nandi Bushell of England challenged him to a duel on Thursday.
“My dream is to one day jam with Dave Grohl, @taylorhawkins and all the @foofighters!” she tweeted along with a video of herself drumming to the track. “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!”
Bushell, who has grown a large fanbase including more than Twitter 114,000 followers, may be recognized from her appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in 2019. According to her bio, she’s been endorsed by big-name music brands including Fender, Ludwig Drums and VicFirth.
In her video, she pours her heart out into her performance (which includes some drumstick tricks during any downtime) until she reaches the end and screams her message: “Checkmate!”
In his video response Saturday, Grohl plays a snippet of the track before addressing Bushell.
“I haven’t played that song since the day I recorded it in 1997,” he says. “Nandi, in the last week, I’ve gotten at least 100 texts from people all over the world saying, ‘This girl is challenging you to a drum-off, what are you going to do?’ “
He continued, “I’ve seen all your videos, I’ve seen you on TV. You’re an incredible drummer. I’m really flattered that you’ve picked some of my songs to do for your videos, and you’ve done them all perfectly.”
Then, he challenged her right back, playing the song “Dead End Friends” by Them Crooked Vultures.
Bushell later shared a video of her reaction to Grohl’s performance.
“This is UNREAL! I can’t believe Dave Grohl actually accepted my drum battle, Thank you!” she said on Twitter. “Now it’s my turn to learn ‘dead end friends’ by @crookedvultures! I am going to checkmate this one too!”
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