Nandi Bushell, a 12-year-old drummer and social media celebrity, joined the Foo Fighters on the stage for the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert at Wembley Stadium in London on September 3. The performance lasted six hours and was performed by Nandi, who described her as "the coolest fucking drummer in the world." Grohl commented, "She's the biggest rock star on the bill."
Bushell was invited to perform with the Foo Fighters in L.A. last year when she challenged Grohl to a drum off during the height of the COVID-19 lockdown. During that performance Bushell got to play for Hawkins during one of the Foo Fighters' most popular songs, "Everlong." Bushell has a YouTube channel where she shares original songs as well as covers of popular rock songs. Muse, Lenny Kravitz, and Questlove have all been
The tribute concert for Hawkins benefited the MusiCares, which have streamed live on Paramount+, Pluto TV, and MTV YouTube channels; CBS and MTV also broadcast a one-hour concert special; you may see part of the concert on Paramount+. Hawkins played "My Hero," and Grohl played a cover of Jeff Buckley's "Last Goodbye."
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The Foo Fighters were formed in Seattle in 1994 and are well-known for songs such as "The Pretender," "Best of You," and "Learn to Fly." Smear (guitar and backing vocals), Jaffee (keyboards and piano), and Shiflett (guitar and backing vocals) were all paid tribute to Hawkins in their memorial concert on March 25, hours before they were scheduled to perform a show on their South American tour.
Beginning September 5, you may see Nandi Bushell perform her rendition of "Learn to Fly" on Paramount+ and Pluto TV. See the video below: