Two people who’ve been having quite a bit of fun during lockdown are Dave Grohl and a 10-year-old girl named Nandi. Since August, they’ve been taking each other on in the most epic drum battle. Now? The pair are getting ready to jam on stage some day.
Nandi Bushell lives with her family in the pretty town of Ipswich in England. A superlative drummer, she’s been playing since she was five-years-old.
She kicked things off with Dave in summer when she posted a video where she drums to the Foo Fighters’ hit song Everlong.
Nandi wasn’t expecting one of the world’s biggest rock stars to respond to her fun tweet. But before long, Dave Grohl was posting from the Foo Fighters’ account and matching her rendition beat for beat.
He then one-upped his new pal, suggesting they battle to Them Crooked Vultures’ Dead End Friends. She matched the rock star’s beats, and then some. “You got me,” Dave had to concede.
From there, Grohl penned a song just for Bushell. The accompanying video is incredible, with his young daughters, hereby known as “the Grohlettes,” joining him as back-up singers.
Nandi was overjoyed. She penned Dave a brilliant song right back: called Rock and Grohl. Because there’s no end to her talents, for her accompanying music video she sang and played the guitar, bass, and the keyboard.
Turns out, Grohl was more than a little impressed by his new friend’s ability to create an electric original tune.
He responded on Twitter, “I’m down, BUT I’M NOT OUT. Your epic song will definitely be hard to beat, but I think I know just what to do…”
Yesterday, in a video call hosted by the New York Times, the pair met for the first time.
“I get to meet a rock star, oh my god!” Dave said to Nandi. Of course, she couldn’t stop laughing.
The pair had a good chat about drumming, music, and making life fun. Then Dave started to look nervous. He said to Nandi, “I have a question… When the Foo Fighters finally come back to the UK, do you think you would get up on stage and jam with us?”
Nandi’s reply was immediate: “Yes! Definitely! A hundred percent!”
“Okay,” said Grohl, “but it has to be at end of the set, because you’re gonna steal the show…. Or we should make a song together?”
Cue furious head nods from Nandi and an emphatic, “yeah!”
The pair are now planning on creating a “fast” and “rocking” tune.
So how did Nandi feel about her chat with her new BFF? As ecstatic as you can imagine.