Clips & Pix: Dave Grohl Vs. Nandi Bushell

Usually, I don’t blog about YouTube clips showing talented hobby musicians in action, but this isn’t just any footage. You’re looking at 10-year-old Nandi Bushell from Ipswich, England, challenging ex-Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl to a drum battle.

Frankly, while I think the song doesn’t even matter, it’s called Dead End Friends. It was included on the eponymous 2009 album by L.A. rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, in which Grohl also drummed. The other core members include guitarist and vocalist Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) and multi-instrumentalist John Paul Jones (yep, the former Led Zeppelin member). The band has been on hiatus since 2010.

The little girl may be a bit over the top, but I just can’t help it: Watching Nandi Bushell working her drum kit really is something else. And what a show girl! If she has this kind of talent at age 10, one wonders how great she is going to be in a few years. Oh, and BTW, Grohl conceded defeat. Not all people have that kind of grace, as we know!

You can read more about this amazing story in this New York Times article.

Sources: Wikipedia; New York Times; YouTube

5 thoughts on “Clips & Pix: Dave Grohl Vs. Nandi Bushell”

  1. This is awesome it really is… there are a lot of young ones that give me hope for the future. I’ve watched a drummer named Sina from Germany who is really really good also. She does Moon and Bonham stuff…her dad is a musician and it rubbed off.

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  2. Are you fucking kidding me? She destroyed him. I heard that later Grohl started crying uncontrollably and was reduced to a pile of blubber. I bet there’s about a million guitarists on YouTube that would make me want to burn my axes.

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