Dave Grohl Finally Concedes His Drum Battle With a 10-Year-Old

Nandi Bushell has officially defeated the Foo Fighter

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Dave Grohl performs onstage during the GRAMMY Awards Prince tribute in January.
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There’s a lot of talk about concession in the news these days, and while this may not be the one we’re all waiting for, it’s still long overdue. Back in September, we told you about Dave Grohl’s lengthy drum battle with 10-year-old U.K. prodigy Nandi Bushell, and in an appearance on Thursday’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the Foo Fighters frontman was finally ready to admit defeat.

“She’s beating the crap out of her drum set, and when she does drum rolls, she screams,” Grohl told Colbert, describing the first time he saw a video of Bushell performing Nirvana’s “In Bloom” on the drums. “I was like, oh my God, this kid is a force of nature. She’s an amazing drummer.”

“There was nothing I could do!” he said. “I was literally being called out by the school bully — ‘I’ll see you on the playground after school!’ Every time she would put out these videos on her page, I’d be like, ‘oh my God, I’m gonna get my ass kicked again.’ It just happened over and over and over.”

Grohl also discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic derailed his plans for a Foo Fighters 25th anniversary tour and showed off a special Foo Fighters-branded can of Coors Light during the interview segment. You can check it out in its entirety below.

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