It is on! Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has finally accepted a challenge by Nandi Bushell. The 10-year-old British girl issued the drum battle in an Aug. 17 YouTube video during which she covered the band’s hit “Everlong.”
The 51-year-old rocker responded in a tweet from the band’s official account on Saturday (Aug. 29). “Challenge accepted,” he wrote, tagging the young musician. “Haven’t played these songs in a loooooong time…..thanks for the inspiration!!!”
“Your move,” he added before noting that he’s playing on his daughter Harper’s drum set in the accompanying video. In the 5-minute clip, Grohl shares that he’s seen all of Bushell’s videos.
“You’re an incredible drummer, and I’m really flattered that you’ve picked some of my songs to do for your videos, and you’ve done them all perfectly,” he says. “So today, I’m going to give you something you may not have heard before. This is a song called ‘Dead End Friends’ from the band called Them Crooked Vultures. … This is my response to your challenge. So now the ball is in your court!”
Bushell was delighted to have Grohl accept her drum-off. “This is UNREAL!” she tweeted. “I am going to checkmate this one too!”
In the video accompanying the tweet, the little girl declares, “EPIC!” after watching Grohl’s challenge to her. “That was awesome!”
Grohl isn’t the first rock star Bushell has impressed with her skills. In January, Queens of the Stone Age shared a video of her playing their song “No One Knows” and declared it “Incredible!!!” And in June, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine gifted her a Fender Soul Power Stratocaster after seeing her viral cover of the band’s “Guerilla Radio.”