Lockdown has us all trying new things, and getting good at the things we can already do. Whether it's baking delicious cakes or keeping the house tidy, we've all found ourselves looking for ways to spend the time. What about musicians? Imagine how much time our rising stars have had to hone their skills? Do you think in five to ten years we will have a new wave of virtuoso musical talent? I hope so. Never-the-less, one particular ten-year-old girl is a massive fan of Foo Fighter's front-man Dave Grohl. The life-time friend of the late Kurt Cobain has kept on going strong long since his first band ended abruptly. Now known for singing and playing guitar, many true fans know that Grohl is a multi-instrumentalist who can play everything he needs to release a great metal-rock album.
When a YouTube video of ten-year-old Nandi Bushell from the UK playing a perfect rendition of Everlong by Foo Fighters went viral, the composer was challenged to beat it. After not too much pressure from only about a hundred friends, the legendary rock-star felt obliged to comply. He returned the favour by playing a special version of Dead End Friends by Them Crooked Vultures. When Bushell saw this, she was of course over the moon to have got a response from her hero. And being who she is, she also couldn't help but respond with absolute authority. Nandi repeated the customised performance beat for beat and with a huge grin. Grohl of course conceded, and accepted graceful defeat.
This wasn't the end of it though. Dave Grohl promised to return, and so he did. When the next video emerged, it featured Dave on drums and lead vocals with his band, the Grohlettes. They were actually his daughters. What happened next blew Nandi away. He performed a song written about her and how she is a superhero. This homage to a ten-year-old drum prodigy really showed us that we have a true gentleman as our rock legend. It also gives us plenty of faith in the future of British music.
“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! I love you all so much!”
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
Via LA Times
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