The ever-evolving saga of Dave Grohl versus 10-year-old Nandi Bushell continues, as the YouTube sensation posted a response to Grohl’s latest challenge. In a video uploaded to her YouTube page on Thursday, the multi-instrumental prodigy covers Them Crooked Vultures‘ “Dead End Friends” beat-for-beat along with a video of the former Nirvana drummer.
The story began on August 17th when Bushell posted a video to her YouTube page of her drumming to the Foo Fighters hit “Everlong” and challenged Grohl to a drum-off. Grohl, not one to be made a fool of by a 10-year-old girl, responded in kind by performing the song, as well as issuing a new challenge for Bushell to perform the song he wrote in Them Crooked Vultures alongside Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age) and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin).
In the new video posted on Thursday, Bushell is stationed behind her drum kit adorned with social justice imagery including “Rock For Equality” written on it, as well as “Grohl Rocks.” Dressed in an eerily similar outfit to the one Grohl wore in his video, Bushell copies the drummer’s movements note for note, including giving the camera an intimidating stare-down. Bushell said in the video’s caption,
It was an honour to be part of the most #EPIC #ROCK in battle in history! With the most awesome, fun, kind and legendary Dave Grohl! Thank you for giving me this incredible opportunity. I am extremely grateful. The Rock Gods of old are happy!
Grohl has since admitted defeat in round one via Twitter, but also warned Bushell to “Buckle up, cuz I have something special in mind…”
Watch Nandi Bushell perform Them Crooked Vultures’ “Dead End Friends” as part of her ongoing musical battle with Dave Grohl.
Nandi Bushell – “Dead End Friends” (Them Crooked Vultures)
[Video: Nandi Bushell]
Ok, @Nandi_Bushell ……you win round one….but it ain’t over yet! Buckle up, cuz I have something special in mind…
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) September 4, 2020
[UPDATE 9/14/20]: Grohl has instigated round two of the challenge series by writing a theme song for the musical “superhero” that is Nandi Bushell.
[H/T Consequence of Sound]