We can all agree that Nandi Bushell, a talented musician, YouTuber and unflappably cool 10-year old absolutely rocks this cover of Audioslave’s “Cochise.” I think we can also all agree that it’s even cooler that she can a) crush the guitar, bass and drums equally and b) that the guitar was gifted to her by Tom Morello, former Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist.
In the caption of her recent YouTube video, Bushell dedicated the performance to the musicians who gave her the guitar, writing, “Dear @tommorello and @bradwilk, thank you for always for supporting me. I made this cover of #Cochise for you both.”
As Consequence of Sound writes, Morello was impressed by Bushell’s previous performance of Rage Against the Machine’s “Guerrilla Radio” and decided to send her a guitar from his new line of Fender Soul Power Stratocaster guitars, inspired by the one that he used as a part of Audioslave.
Bushell has already had a stellar musical career so far, from jamming with Lenny Kravitz to touring with Dua Lipa, plus creating viral YouTube videos of her electric at-home performances. At 10-years-old, Bushell keeps impressing some of the biggest names in music—and she’s a testament to the great things that can happen when supportive parents let kids follow their own passions.
Check out her performance below.