If you've been on the rock music side of the internet within the last year, then you've probably seen a video from 11-year-old musical prodigy Nandi Bushell, who's become a YouTube sensation for her dazzling covers of songs by Nirvana, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many other rock and metal gods. Throughout her impeccable run, there seemingly hasn't been a song she can't handle, but over the weekend she tackled her "most challenging" cover yet — Tool's mind-fucking "Forty Six & 2."
Although Bushell is a multi-instrumentalist and a budding singer-songwriter, the drums are her main instrument, and here she goes all-out while playing Danny Carey's peculiar rhythms and demanding grooves. It's a song that even accomplished professionals would have a hard time nailing, but Bushell knocked it out of the park while beaming with glee the whole way through. In fact, she even got an affirmative, "Nice job kid," from Tool guitarist Adam Jones. Watch her bang out the song above via YouTube.
"This really was the most challenging drum cover I have done, so far," Bushell wrote in the description. "Lots and lots of complex timing changes and difficult patterns, its really fast in parts and its a really long song too! I really enjoyed the challenge! I am now a #ProgRock fan! #DannyCarey - AMAZING beats!"
"My Uncle Ema loves Tool," she added. "He has been playing me all their songs hoping I will cover one for a very long time. This one is for you Uncle Zombie. Tool are my most requested band to cover!"
Forty Six & 2 by @Tool - This really was the most challenging drum cover I have done, so far! Lots and lots of complex timing changes and difficult patterns, its really fast in parts and its really long song too! FULL COVER: https://t.co/7dnKvPHsyB pic.twitter.com/wVh7pRsXkm— Nandi Bushell (@Nandi_Bushell) December 12, 2021