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Dave Grohl concedes defeat in drum battle with ten year old

By | Published on Monday 23 November 2020

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Dave Grohl has conceded defeat in his weeks long drum battle with ten year old British drummer Nandi Bushell. “There’s nothing I could do”, he said in an interview on ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’, “it was like being called out by the school bully”.

Grohl explained that he first became aware of Bushell a year ago, after she posted a drum cover of Nirvana’s ‘In Bloom’ online.

“She’s ten years old, she’s tiny, and she’s just beating the crap out of her drum set and when she does drum rolls she screams”, he said. “So not only is she playing all the parts perfectly, but when she does a drum roll she’s like, ‘aaaaaaaargh!’ And I’m like, ‘oh my god, this kid is a force of nature’. It was amazing”.

Then in August this year, Bushell posted a cover of ‘Everlong’ by Foo Fighters, beginning by challenging Grohl to a drum off. Which resulted in a back and forth of drumming videos as said drum off unfolded on YouTube.

In a recent interview with the New York Times, the two drummers also agreed to write a song together, which Bushell will perform live with Foo Fighters when the band are eventually able to get close enough to Ipswich, where she lives.