WATCH: Dave Grohl writes, plays song for 10-year-old girl who challenged him to drum-off
Rock star Dave Grohl has composed a song for a 10-year-old drummer who challenged him to a drum-off last month.
After admitting he lost the first round of the battle with the young musician Nandi Bushell, Grohl debuted the new piece on the Foo Fighter’s Twitter page yesterday, Sept. 14.
“Ok @Nandi_Bushell…. Round 2!” he said alongside a clip of his performance. “Every superhero needs a theme song. Here’s one for you!”
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) September 14, 2020
He also thanked “The Grohlettes” for the background vocals. Grohl’s daughters, Violet, Harper and Ophelia make up the little group, as per the New York Post.
“OK, Nandi! You got me. You win Round 1,“ Grohl said in the video before playing the song.
“But I’ve got something special for you, something you’ve never heard before,” he added. “Something I’ve never heard before, because I’m about to write this off the top of my head for you.”
Grohl then starts playing the drums as Nandi’s name appears in the frame. Along with his drumming, the video also shows the musician playing three different guitars while singing the lyrics.
“Number one supergirl / Best drummer in the world / Always right on time / Hero wunderkind,” Grohl sings.
The track also speaks about how she played the Foo Fighter’s 1997 hit “Everlong” and describes her as a “Queen of Rock and Roll.” Following Grohl’s performance, Bushell expressed her gratitude on her own page.
“I [can’t] believe Mr. Grohl wrote a song about me!?! This is so so so #EPIC!! I think [it’s] the best song EVER, in the WORLD, EVER!!!” she said.
“Thank you so much Dave. You have raised the stakes to all instruments! I accept your next challenge!” Bushell added. “Thank you to the whole Grohl family! @foofighters”
She also posted a video of herself reacting to the new song written by her idol, where she could not contain her excitement.
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
Bushell issued the challenge to Grohl on Aug. 18 while she played “Everlong” on the drums. She rose to fame for her energetic renditions of rock songs using different instruments such as the electric guitar and bass.
My dream is to one day jam with Dave Grohl, @taylorhawkins and all the @foofighters! Mr Grohl I would love to have a drum battle with you! I LOVE Everlong it’s really hard to play as it’s so fast but so much FUN! #foofighters pic.twitter.com/Pmdhvl57uu
— Nandi Bushell (@Nandi_Bushell) August 17, 2020
Her performances later caught the attention of TV host Ellen DeGeneres, who invited Bushell on her talk show “Ellen” last year. JB
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