10-Year-Old Nandi Bushell Epically Answers Dave Grohl's Drum Challenge

By Katrina Nattress

September 5, 2020

For those who haven't been following along, the internet's favorite musical prodigy Nandi Bushell recently challenged Dave Grohl to a drum battle while covering "Everlong." The Foo Fighters frontman graciously accepted and ripped through Them Crooked Vultures' "Dead End Friends," which the 10-year-old took on earlier this week in epic fashion.

Dressed in black and red checkered plaid flannel like Grohl, Bushell slayed the song. "CHECKMATE!" she proclaimed at the end of the song. "Love and respect. The rock gods are smiling upon us."

Bushell uploaded side by side video on her YouTube channel, which the Foos shared on Instagram. "Ok, Nandi......you win round one....but it ain’t over yet!" Grohl wrote alongside the clip. "Buckle up, cuz I have something special in mind..."

We can't wait to see what he has up his sleeve! In the meantime, watch Bushell's video and see the Foos' Instagram post below.

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Ok, Nandi......you win round one....but it ain’t over yet! Buckle up, cuz I have something special in mind... Stay tuned, Dave RG @nandi_bushell: It was an honour to be part of the most #EPIC #ROCK in battle in history! 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! @davestruestories @foofighters @themcrookedvultures @johnpauljonesofficial @josh.homme #CHECKMATE #davegrohl #foofighters #themcrookedvultures #teamnandi #teamgrohl #drumbattle #grohlrocks - thank you for supporting me @ludwigdrumshq @zildjiancompany @vicfirth @roland.artists @roland_us #hitlikeagirl #zildjian #vicfirth #ludwig #ludwigdrums

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This is just the latest in Bushell's impressive resume. The English musician has already gifted us with flawless covers of Nirvana's "In Bloom, "Muse's "Hysteria" and Green Day's "Basket Case," just to name a few. She also recently received a well-deserved surprise of a lifetime when Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello gifted her his signature Fender Stratocaster.

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