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Dave Grohl accepts 10-year-old Nandi Bushell's drum battle challenge

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Nandi Bushell just can’t stop impressing famous rockers.

The viral 10-year-old drumming sensation has already earned accolades from Rage Against the Machine‘s Tom Morello and Metallica‘s Kirk Hammett, and now she’s received a seal of approval from Dave Grohl.

Earlier this month, Bushell posted a video of her drumming along to the Foo Fighters classic “Everlong,” and challenged Grohl himself to a “drum battle.” Over the weekend, Grohl accepted the challenge with his own video.

Using his daughter Harper‘s drum set, Grohl laid down the beat for “Everlong,” which he says he hasn’t played on drums since he recorded in 1997.

“Nandi, in the last week, I’ve gotten at least 100 texts from people all over the world saying, ‘This girl is challenging you to a drum-off. What are you gonna do?'” Grohl says in the clip. “Now look, I’ve seen all your videos, I’ve seen you on TV. You’re an incredible drummer. I’m really flattered that you’ve picked some of my songs to do in your video, and you’ve done them all perfectly.”

Grohl then played drums along to the song “Dead End Friends” by his supergroup Them Crooked Vultures — which also features Queens of the Stone Age‘s Josh Homme and Led Zeppelin‘s John Paul Jones — and challenged Bushell to learn the tune.

“This is UNREAL!” Bushell tweeted in response. “I can’t believe Dave Grohl actually accepted my drum battle, Thank you! Now it’s my turn to learn ‘Dead End Friends’ by @crookedvultures! I am going to checkmate this one too!”

By Josh Johnson
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