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I.C.Y.M.I.: Starstruck Dave Grohl Meets 10-Year-Old Drummer Nandi Bushell
Greetings, fellow pop culture aficionados, and welcome to week 40 of our I.C.Y.M.I. (In Case You Missed It) blog series, where we recap a handful of trending tidbits from the past week(s) in popular culture, in case you missed them.
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Last week, we led this space with a timely "Mean Tweets" segment from Jimmy Kimmel Live. This week, we start by sharing a sweet moment between two rock stars. Read on!
Dave Grohl Meets Nandi Bushell
"I get to meet a rock star!" and "I feel like I'm meeting a Beatle!" were among the first excited phrases out of Dave Grohl during a recent video chat with 10-year-old drummer Nandi Bushell, who the former Nirvana drummer and current Foo Fighters front man has been musically sparring against (virtually, of course) in recent months.
"Hello Mr. Grohl, it's amazing to meet you," a smiling Bushell beams back.
Bushell's musicianship has captivated the masses this past year, with her talents on the drums in particular landing her a YouTube following of more than 214K. She's flawlessly covered songs from several prominent musicians, including Grohl, who during their meeting expressed interest in taking lessons from Bushell because he'll "never be as good" as her.
"Practice, practice, practice," was Bushell's sound advice.
Toward the end of the nearly 11-minute chat, embedded above, Grohl invites Bushell to play drums alongside him on stage the next time the Foo Fighters come to the U.K., where Bushell resides.
"But it has to be at the end of the set, because you’re gonna steal the show," Grohl says. "It can’t be at the beginning of the set, because if you come out first, it’s just all downhill from there.”
Bushell enthusiastically accepts, but Grohl takes his offer further by suggesting the pair make a song together.
"I'll play drums!" Bushell says, to which Grohl offers no retort and says, "I'll play some guitar, you play bass, you play drums, and then we can both sing it together."
We can't wait to see it happen.
The 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., T-Rex, Jon Landau, and Irving Azoff make up this year's inductees to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which celebrated its Class of 2020 this past weekend with an online induction ceremony.
The special, which you can stream on HBO Max, included a lengthy virtual red carpet show with a mix of live and pre-recorded interviews from inductees and special guests. Full event highlights can be found on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's YouTube channel, or at RockHall.com.
What Else To Catch Up On This Weekend
- Founders Award 2020 honoring Alice in Chains is fast approaching and we'll soon be unveiling who else will perform at our annual fundraiser, so make sure you're on the list to receive event updates as soon as they're available! For a bit of a sneak peek, Alice in Chains bassist Mike Inez spoke about the event and Founders Award honor in an interview with Loudwire.
- POP+ Hip Hop: Celebrating The Queens, presented by First Tech, kicks into high gear next week with a series of digital events, including dance and emcee Instagram takeovers, a book club discussion of Angie Thomas' On the Come Up, and a virtual paint and sip night. You can order your at-home paint kit right here + register for all our free online POP+ Hip Hop activations at MoPOP.org/HipHop.
- The season finale for It's Coming From Inside the House!, MoPOP's online horror watchalong series, is set for Friday, November 20 as we celebrate 28 Weeks Later, a film our audience feels (and we agree!) best sums up the mood of 2020. Registration for the watchalong is now open.
- Also at the season finale of It's Coming From Inside the House!, we'll unveil which movies we're adding to our list of 100+ Horror Films to See Before You Die, and that's where we want your help! Voting is now open to help MoPOP determine which flicks to add to its catalog of the best that cinematic horror has to offer. Each of the ballot's eight horror movie nominees come from special guest watchalong picks we've had over the past several months at It's Coming From Inside the House! (you know I got my ballot in early for Tremors).
- Our education team catches up with Wing Luke Elementary School teacher Eric Pfaff, a member of MoPOP's Teacher Advisory Board.
- And our milestone series celebrating 20 years of MoPOP continues with a look at the launch of our 100th exhibition.
What'd We Miss?
Now that we've filled you in on a few things, what do you feel we failed to mention? Let us know in the comments, or hit us up with a suggestion on social media. We'll look to include your ideas in our next edition of I.C.Y.M.I.
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