Dave Grohl & Nandi Bushell

Dave Grohl Accepts 10-Year-Old Drummer Nandi Bushell’s Drum-Off Challenge


Rising young musician Nandi Bushell recently challenged Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl to a drum-off. Earlier this month she issued a challenge to him in both video and text form, while sharing the below cover of the band’s track “Everlong“. She captioned that:

“My dream is to one day jam with Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and all the @Foo Fighters! 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!!! #davegrohl #taylorhawkins #foofighters Thank you for supporting me @ludwigdrumshq @zildjiancompany @vicfirth #zildjian #vicfirth #zildjiancovers #ludwigdrums #ludwig”

Earlier today (August 29th) Grohl accepted the challenge. Amid a break in his “Everlong” performance, he commented:

“I haven’t played that song since the day I recorded it in 1997. Our drummer Taylor Hawkins plays ‘Everlong’ for us every single night. But 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 gonna do?’ Now look 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.”

Grohl would then launch go to challenge Bushell to a performance of his supergroup Them Crooked Vultures‘ track “Dead End Friends” before playing the track himself.

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