The 12-year-old drummer Nandi Bushell who had the popular drum battle with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is set to take the stage with the band in a tribute for Taylor Hawkins. He had won the battle and was invited to play the band’s classic hit Everlong with Grohl and the rest of his bandmates onstage a year later.
Nandi Bushell is set to be part of the upcoming Taylor Hawkins tribute concert
Bushell will be behind the drums for the upcoming tribute concert to honor their late drummer, Taylor Hawkins, after his unexpected death on March 25, 2022.
Along with Hawkins’ family, the Foo Fighters recently announced the performers that will be joining them for the London concert, which will take place at Wembley Stadium on September 3.
Bushell gets to join ranks with famous musicians from among the late drummer’s closest friends and influences to honor his life and legacy. Performers will include members of iconic rock groups Queen, the Police, Rush, Oasis, Pretenders, and Queens of the Stone Age, in addition to a lineup of many other well-known artists.
“Mr. Grohl, it would be an honor to join you onstage…in tribute to my hero and friend, the legendary Taylor Hawkins,” Bushell shared in response to the extraordinary invitation. “With these sticks he gave me, I’m going to rock harder than I’ve ever rocked in my entire life!…This one’s for you, Taylor.”
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins shockingly passed away at the age of 50. The band was due to play on the same day of his death. The Foos were scheduled to play at the Festival Estereo Picnic in Bogota, Colombia.
This led to the band canceling the rest of their South American tour. Alan Cross’s articles have come up a few times and for those who are not aware of him, he is a respected rock journalist in Canada. he recently shared his take on the Rolling Stone article published recently regarding Taylor Hawkins.