On Thursday, the dramatic feud between Dave Grohl and 10-year-old YouTube sensation Nandi Bushell came to a close when the Foo Fighters frontman conceded defeat on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Then on Sunday, Bushell issued her response to Grohl’s admission which, rather than gloating in the face of victory, looked ahead to the former adversaries’ upcoming collaboration.
The saga between the British girl and the world-famous musician stretches back to August 17th, when Bushell posted a video on her YouTube page of her drumming to the Foo Fighters hit “Everlong” and challenged Grohl to a drum-off. Grohl responded in kind by performing the song, as well as issuing a new challenge for Bushell to play “Dead End Friends” by Them Crooked Vultures.
In September, Bushell responded with a beat-for-beat recreation of Grohl’s performance, after which the 51-year-old musician declared her the victor of round one. In honor of Bushell’s victory, Grohl even wrote a theme song for the “superhero” in addition to admitting defeat on national television.
Now, with their competition behind them, Bushell and Grohl are ready to join forces and collaborate on a song. But first, however, it was time for Bushell to claim victory, which she did in a charmingly well-produced video posted to her Twitter on Sunday. The video features her invoking the gods of rock in poetic verse, as well as quoting the Tenacious D song “Tribute” in anticipation of her and Grohl writing “The greatest song in the world.”
Bushell says in the video,
Mr Grohl, thou declare defeat at my feet/the rocks gods of old watch you retreat/your legend of history will echo in time/but still you resign to a child of three foot nine/sticks/rock gods be with me/I call on thee/strum Hendrix, slap Lemmy, and sing with me Freddie/the legendary Grohl wants to jam with me/and we shall create the greatest rhapsody!
Watch Nandi Bushell claim victory over Dave Grohl, and look out for a forthcoming collaboration between the former combatants.
Mr Grohl. Our #EPIC Battle has been one of the greatest in #ROCK history. I accepted your submission of defeat. The happiness and joy our battle has brought will only be amplified when we create the greatest rock song EVER WRITTEN!!! @foofighters #FooFighters pic.twitter.com/hBdiH8BCoG
— Nandi Bushell (@Nandi_Bushell) November 22, 2020