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Watch Nandi Bushell Jam with Queen’s Roger Taylor

The pair participated in a drum battle and played "We Are the Champions"

Nandi Bushell keeps living her absolute best life. Just days after sharing a tribute to Rolling Stones‘ late drummer Charlie Watts, the 11-year-old wunderkind posted footage of her and Queen‘s Roger Taylor jamming together. In the video, Bushell explained how she got into Queen after playing the drum part of “Bohemian Rhapsody” in a commercial at the age of 8.

“To actually get to play with Mr. Taylor. Just wow!” she gushed.

The pair played “Bohemian Rhapsody” together, but first they partook in a drum battle — where Taylor suffered the same fate as Dave Grohl,  throwing his drumsticks in defeat while declaring “I’m done! I give up!”

Watch Nandi Bushell and Roger Taylor’s epic jam session below.


About a month ago, Taylor shared a photo of him shaking Bushell’s hand on Instagram. “Fabulous to meet you Miss Bushell! he captioned the post. “What a star you are.”

Last month, Bushell shared her latest original song, “The Children Will Rise Up.” She co-wrote the track with Tom Morello’s son Roman as an effort to draw attention to the climate crisis and save the planet before “it’s too late.”