Foo Fighters’ frontman and iconic dad rocker Dave Grohl is at it again. A few weeks ago, he had a 10-year-old wunderkind throw down the gauntlet for a (virtual) drum battle. And because he is a great dude, he accepted the challenge.
And you know what? 10-year-old music prodigy Nandi Bushell held her own. She’s a legit badass on the drums (and other instruments, if you check out her IG) and held up her end of the drum battle.
It was an honour to be part of the most #EPIC #ROCK in battle in #HISTORY! With the most awesome, fun, kind and legendary #DaveGrohl! Thank you for giving me this incredible opportunity. I am extremely grateful. The Rock Gods of old are happy! @foofighters @crookedvultures pic.twitter.com/Fyk4AyQ7pg
— Nandi Bushell (@Nandi_Bushell) September 3, 2020
So much, in fact, that Grohl decided she was the winner of round 1. And he hinted there would be second round.
Ok, @Nandi_Bushell ……you win round one….but it ain’t over yet! Buckle up, cuz I have something special in mind…
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) September 4, 2020
And Monday, we got round 2. Grohl took the drum battle to the next level, by challenging her to play a new song he wrote, just about her. It quickly garnered more than 1 million views. He wrote on Twitter:
“….Round 2! Every superhero needs a theme song. Here’s one for you! Mad props to The Grohlettes for the background vocals.”
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) September 14, 2020
His theme song, which he said he made up off the top of his head, included lines like
“Number one supergirl/ Best drummer in the world/ Always right on time/ Hero wunderkind/ She got the power/ She got the sound/ Nandi on the drums make the world go round” and “She’s got the power/she got the soul/gonna save the world with her rock & roll!”
His daughters helped with the background vocals. Nandi was thrilled at the latest turn in their drum battle, and took to twitter:
“I can’t believe Mr. Grohl wrote a song about me!?! This is so so EPIC. I think it’s the best song EVER, in the WORLD, EVER!!! Thank you so much Dave. You have raised the stakes to all instruments! I accept your next challenge! Thank you to the whole Grohl family!”
And she posted an adorable reaction video.
I cant believe Mr. Grohl wrote a song about me!?! This is so so so #EPIC!! I think its the best song EVER, in the WORLD, EVER!!! Thank you so much Dave. You have raised the stakes to all instruments! I accept your next challenge! Thank you to the whole Grohl family! @foofighters pic.twitter.com/rWgTBwEtyb
— Nandi Bushell (@Nandi_Bushell) September 14, 2020
In a year where every new development and trending topic is met with dread and trepidation, it’s refreshing to have something cool ongoing and to enjoy awesome people doing awesome things.