Nandi Bushell dedicates “Tom Sawyer” drum cover to Neil Peart [Video]
Another year passes and Nandi Bushell continues to reign supreme. The 11-year-old drum sensation has released another polished drum cover, this time from To rush“Tom Sawyer”. Bushell dedicated this cover to the late neil peartwho sadly passed away on January 7, 2020 after battling brain cancer for several years.
After beating Dave Grohl in a drum battle in 2020, then joining him on stage during a foo fighters concert at The forum in Los Angeles, Calif. on August 27, 2021, Bushell has established herself as a drumming prodigy and a true rockstar in the making. She continued her world dominance by beating Queen drummer Roger Taylor in a rhythm battle in November and was even mentioned in live for live music“The weirdest sagas of 2021”. Nandi later joined Hot red peppers drummer Chad Smith on her show where she received a masterclass from him and Greg Bissonnette and honed their skills.
With the lessons of 2021 fresh in his brain, Bushell’s latest cover arrived as his best yet. Choosing one of Peart’s most complex and involved tracks, Nandi delivered a measured and flawless attempt. She channeled her approach and energy behind her kit, which was covered with a Rush decal in honor of the legendary rock band. At the end of the song, Bushell added some double bass fill-ins before exclaiming, “This one’s for you, Professor Peart. Peace and respect. »
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“I wanted to try a @rush song that would really challenge me,” Bushell wrote in the video’s description. “I watched an interview where the teacher said Tom Sawyer ‘still so hard to play’. So I thought I’d give it a try. It’s really fun to play. I really hope I did it justice to the song, Professor Pearts’ playing is amazing. I hope I found the right balance between strength and softness. I also found a new love for RUSH!
Seeing the cover, Rush’s Alex Lifeson took to Twitter and replied to Nandi thanking her for the tribute.
Oh @Nandi_Bushell , you brought tears to my eyes with this tribute! Tom Sawyer is a hard song to play on drums and you made it so much fun. Neil would have loved your performance and your beautiful smile, just like Geddy and I! – Alex https://t.co/vcmUNgSlIi
— Rush (@rushtheband) February 7, 2022
Watch Nandi Bushell dedicate a drum cover of Rush’s “Tom Sawyer” to Neil Peart via the player below and head here for his latest videos as they become available.
Nandi Bushell – “Tom Sawyer” (Rush)