Ten-year-old internet sensation Nandi Bushell paid her respects to guitar hero Jimmy Page over the weekend with a cover of Led Zeppelin‘s “Immigrant Song”. Shared on Sunday, the rendition came a day after Page’s 77th birthday.
The aspiring musician who gained viral fame last year thanks to her ongoing faux feud with Dave Grohl, Bushell and the Foo Fighters frontman have since made peace. One of the conditions of Grohl’s surrender in their internet drumming battle, however, was that the two former rivals will work on a song together in the near future–a collaboration the world desperately needs.
Back in her own element, Bushell commands the Led Zeppelin cover with her superhero cape and ominous dark clouds presented via greenscreen. Bushell can do it all–and does–as she loops each component of the song one at a time moving from her Ludwig drum kit to Fender bass and Stratocaster guitar.
While Bushell was making waves as a drummer in her battle with Grohl, it is her that her fretted capabilities come to shine as she travels up and down her bass guitar at dizzying speeds. Once all the instrumental parts have been properly assembled, Bushell summons the “Hammer of the Gods” to push a pre-recorded sample imitating Robert Plant‘s iconic opening wail.
Bushell admits in the video’s caption that the first time she heard the Led Zeppelin III track was “In the movie School of Rock when [Jack Black] was driving the van, turns around and screams ‘ahh-aah’! Best movie ever! I have loved dropping the LED ever since!”
Watch Nandi Bushell crush a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” and wish a happy belated birthday to Jimmy Page.
Nandi Bushell – “Immigrant Song” (Led Zeppelin)
[Video: Nandi Bushell]