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 ourI.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.
"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.
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.
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).
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 ofI.C.Y.M.I.