10-year-old musical prodigy Nandi Bushell responds to Dave Grohl’s latest challenge
The 10-year-old drumming superstar, Nandi Bushell, has responded to the challenge that she was set by Foo Fighters singer and all-round legend Dave Grohl who asked her to write a theme tune for him.
Bushell, who ingeniously titled the banger ‘Rock and Grohl’, scores pun points from the very start and what’s more, the track is just as good as the name. Sharing the original song to YouTube, Bushell wrote, “Mr Grohl. The song you wrote for me was truly, truly EPIC! You really are LEGENDARY! I wrote a song for you to say THANK YOU! I made up and played all the instrument parts myself, just like you! It’s called ‘ROCK and GROHL, The EPIC Battle’!” she added.
“I hope you love my song, as much as I love your song for me! Whoever wins this round, it’s been an HONOUR to battle you. The Rock Gods of old are happy! Thank you, Dave Grohl, and [Foo Fighters],” Bushell then said on their duel.
The light-hearted competition between the two began after Bushell made a name for herself by delivering some of the most impassioned drum covers we’ve heard in a long time and, stepping up her game, as she shared a barnstorming version of Foo Fighters’ ‘Everlong’ which provoked Grohl’s interest.
In response, Grohl then challenged Bushell to cover Them Crooked Vultures song ‘Dead End Friends’, a track he composed alongside Josh Homme and John Paul Jones. Dressed just like Dave Grohl, Bushell delivered a stunning rendition of the song—but now it seems that wasn’t be the final blow in the fight.
Foo Fighters shared the performance on their Instagram account with the caption reading: “Ok, Nandi… you win round one… but it ain’t over yet!”. It’s safe to say Grohl was impressed with Bushell’s response and he accepted defeat in the first round. Though he then issued the following warning where he challenged her to create her own theme tune just like he did for her in round two.
“Ok, Nandi Bushell….Round 2! Every superhero needs a theme song. Here’s one for you!” Grohl tweeted, before thanking his daughters for their vocals. “Mad props to The Grohlettes for the background vocals.”
It’s safe to say Bushell rose to the challenge, check it out below.