10 year old Nandi Bushell has been in an epic drum battle with Dave Grohl for about the last month. It started off with Bushell challenging Grohl in one of her YouTube videos and then playing the Foo Fighters’ “Everlong”. Grohl responded with Them Crooked Vultures song “Dead End Friends”, to which Bushell came back with and matched him beat for beat.
Then a couple weeks ago, Grohl performed a new song for Bushell. This time one that he wrote for her. He even had his own daughters “The Grohlettes” perform the back up vocals.
Now Bushell has responded with a song of her own! The new song is called “Rock and Grohl – The Epic Battle”.
“Mr. Grohl,” Bushell says. “The song you wrote for me was truly, truly epic! You really are legendary! I wrote a song for you to say thank you! I made up and played all the instrument parts myself, just like you! It’s called Rock And Grohl – The Epic Battle! I hope you love my song, as much as I love your song for me! Whoever wins this round, it’s been an honor to battle you. The Rock Gods of old are happy! Thank you Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters.”
Bushell continued discussing the process of how she was able to go into a real studio to record the new track. “I had the most incredible time recording my song in a real studio!!! I was invited to Metropolis Studios by Jamie from Roland. I got to work with two awesome producers Josh Wilkinson and Joe Rubel who taught me how to record instruments and make my song sound epic. Being in the studio was one of the best experiences of my life. I loved it! I would like to thank Prash Engine-Earz Mistry for mastering my song.
“Shout out to my daddy for always jamming with me, and for making this sweet music videos with me,” she says. “Also a big thank you to Tony for helping my daddy organise everything and hooking us up with Platoon so I can stream my song. That is so cool! I could not have made my song sound so amazing without lots of awesome people helping me. Thank you!”
If you want to support the young artist, you can also buy the new track and as Bushell put it, “How amazing is that! Let’s get rock back to the top!”