Watch This Nine-Year-Old Crush It Drumming To Chop Suey!
After yesterday’s ace video of cats moshing to Chop Suey!, the internet has just been graced with even more brilliant System Of A Down content: this amazing drum cover by the super-talented Nandi Bushell.
Nandi is just nine years old, and performs covers of pretty much everything from Red Hot Chili Peppers to Nirvana. Of her recent Toxicity-era effort, she says: “This song!!!! I love to play this song!!! I give it everything I have. I actually really like heavy metal too, it’s really fun to play. Lyrics are ‘father, father’ no swear words.”
The cover was reposted on Instagram by SOAD frontman Serj Tankian, giving Nandi’s energetic and hard-hitting performance the seal of approval. Awesome work!
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#repost @nandi_bushell ・・・ Chop Suey! This song!!!! I love to play this song!!! I give it everything I have. I actually really like heavy metal too, it’s really fun to play. Lyrics are ‘father, father’ no swear words. #systemofadown #soad #soadcovers @serjtankian @johndolmayan_ @daronmalakian @shavoodadjian #serjtankian #chopsuey #ludwig #zildjian #zildjiancovers #questlove #vicfirth
If you live in the UK and think you might have seen Nandi killing it behind the kit before, the young star also appears in Argos’ recent Christmas advert alongside Fightstar drummer Omar Abidi.
Now that’s a tour we’d go to see…
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Catch System Of A Down live at the following dates next year:
3 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
5-7 Nurburg, Germany – Rock Am Ring
6-7 Nuremberg, Germany – Rock Im Park
8 Berlin, Germany – Waldbuhne
10-13 Nickelsdorf, Austria – Nova Rock
14 Donington, UK – Download Festival
16 Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
17 Budapest, Hungary – Laszlo Papp Sports Arena
19 Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
23 Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe
25-27 Seinäjoki, Finland – Provinssirock
30 Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena
1-4 Viveiro, Spain – Resurrection Fest
2-3 Lisbon, Portugal – VOA Heavy Rock
The vocalist says that to hear SOAD’s unreleased songs, fans need to “convince everyone else.”
According to the band’s Instagram, the exchange appears to be all in good humor.