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Watch The Moment 11-Year-Old Nandi Bushell Finally Meets The Foo Fighters

Tom Sanders

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Watch The Moment 11-Year-Old Nandi Bushell Finally Meets The Foo Fighters

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Eleven-year-old drumming prodigy Nandi Bushell has finally fulfilled her dream and met the Foo Fighters.

The youngster brought the house down last night with an electrifying performance of the song 'Everlong' as the band took to the stage for a show at the Los Angeles Forum.

Nandi first rose to prominence after warming our hearts during lockdown last year, spending the summer of 2020 engaged in a series of back-and-forth drum battles with none other than Dave Grohl himself.

So impressive was her performance that Grohl was eventually forced to concede defeat to the pint-sized percussionist, after claiming that despite his best efforts 'she kept kicking my ass over and over again'.

And as the band gradually begins to hit the road again to play some shows and promote their latest album Medicine Man, there was only one person Dave wanted to share the spotlight with, wheeling out a special drum kit into the centre of the stage and inviting Nandi up on stage.

The crowd loved it too, showering her with a huge round of applause both before and after the performance, and it wasn't long before the whole arena was chanting her name.

"It happened!!!" writes Nandi in the video description. "It was EPIC!!! Thank you so much Foo Fighters. Thank you to everyone who made it possible for me to jam with Mr. Grohl. It's my Daddy who filmed the video and is screaming a lot."

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Has Admitted Defeat In Drum Battle With 10-Year-Old. Credit: CBS
Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Has Admitted Defeat In Drum Battle With 10-Year-Old. Credit: CBS

Clearly Nandi has had a big impact on Grohl, with him even going as far as to claim that the Foos latest album was directly inspired by his time spend with the junior drummer in a recent interview with Kerrang!

He said: "The thing that inspired me the most to release this album was that drum battle I had with Nandi. More than just some back and forth between two musicians, this battle of technical proficiency, it was spreading joy and happiness.

"People would turn on their computer or phone and for three and a half minutes they would smile because a 10-year-old girl was kicking my f**king a** in a drum battle. To me, that's what the world needed."

Dave continued: "You open your laptop or look in your fucking phone and it's just this dark cloud of doom, you know. Every day you pick up your telephone and you think, 'Oh, God, what is it now? What's next?'

"You're just waiting for this bad news. But this exchange that she and I were having did nothing but bring happiness and joy to people.

I thought, 'That's done entirely remotely, so why can't our music do the same? Why can't we put the record out and hopefully it'll give people that same feeling. Why can't we do that now?' And so we did."

Topics: Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters

Tom Sanders
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