After building up internet fame wailing on a Nirvana classic, now-ten-year-old Nandi Bushell (who can also shred on guitar) challenged Dave Grohl to play Foo Fighters’ “Everlong” for the first time in a decade, which he did. Then, he challenged her to play “Dead End Friends” by his Them Crooked Vultures supergroup, which she did.
Now, the back-and-forth between Dave Grohl and his preteen nemesis/superfan has reached new heights.
“OK Nandi, you got me. You win round one,” Grohl says in a snazzily produced heptatych video posted to the Foo Fighters Twitter account. “But I got something special for ya, something you’ve never heard before. Something I’ve never heard before ’cause I’m about to write this off the top of my head, for you.”
Grohl then launches into a new song about Nandi, a rock and roll superhero anthem. He plays drums, guitar, and sings himself, with backing vocals by “The Grohlettes.” In the lyrics, Grohl celebrates Nandi as the “number one supergirl,” “best drummer in the world,” and “hero wunderkind.”
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) September 14, 2020
“She’s got the power! Got the sound! Nandi on the drums makes the world go ’round,” Grohl sings. “She played Everlong! She can play any song!” he adds, correctly.
With a theme song like this and the imprimatur of a rock legend, it’s hard to argue that Bushell, at just ten years old, is well on her way to rock stardom. She might even be, as Grohl closes the song singing, the “Queen of Rock and Roll.” Or at least a princess-in-waiting.