Dave Grohl Accepted This 10-Year-Old Girl’s Virtual Drum-Off Challenge–And It Wasn’t As Easy As it Sounds


When Dave Grohl receives a drum challenge from a 10-year-old girl from England, of course he goes go all in and gives one rocking performance.

It all began with a viral clip since viewed millions of times online, in which Nandi Bushell gave the show of her life—drumming perfectly along to the Foo Fighters song “Everlong.”

In the caption to her video, she wrote, “My dream is to one day jam with Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and all the @Foo Fighters! 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.”

By Saturday, Grohl let her know via Twitter that he was taking to his daughter Harper’s drum kit.

He was ready to rise to the drum-off challenge.

The superstar wrote, “I haven’t played [‘Everlong’] since the day I recorded it in 1997. Our drummer Taylor Hawkins plays that song on tour for us almost every night.”

He then gave Nandi a new challenge: He wanted her to play “Dead End Friends” by the Crooked Vultures.

“I’m really flattered you picked some of my songs to do for your videos,” he wrote to her. “This is my response to your challenge. Now the ball is in your court.”

Bushell soon responded on Twitter to say, “Challenge Accepted! Mr Grohl you are amazing! Thank you so much.”

This isn’t the first time Grohl has acknowledged a talented young fan. In 2018, he pulled a guy onstage who nailed his debut.