Dave Grohl, Yoyoka Soma
[Photos by: Dave Grohl/Wikimedia Commons, Yoyoka Soma/YouTube]

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl surprised a nine-year-old drummer on The Ellen Show with a special video message following her amazing drum cover of “The Pretender.”

Check out the clip from the show, below!

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Yoyoka Soma started playing drums when she was two-years-old, teaching herself how to play.

While making her return to The Ellen Show, Soma was asked who her favorite drummers were, with one of them being Grohl.

During the episode, Soma performs a drum cover of “The Pretender” by Foo Fighters that is absolutely mind-blowing.

Following her incredible performance, Ellen shared a special message from Grohl to Soma.

“Hey Yoyoka, this is Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters. I’ve seen you play ‘The Pretender’ before and you’re amazing. So keep it up. The world needs more drummers.”

You can check out the full interview, performance and message from Grohl in the video below!

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A few days ago, Grohl covered tracks by Motörhead and Thin Lizzy on drums during the Ride for Ronnie benefit.

Grohl was joined by Ricky Warwick, Robbie Crane (Black Star Riders) and Keith Nelson (formerly Buckerry) for renditions for “Jailbreak” and “Bomber.”

In other news, Grohl recently mistaken for being in singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers’ band.

According to NME, Rogers was at a bar in Virginia Beach when the bartender asked if Grohl was part of her band.

“I am, as they say, ‘deceased,’” Rogers says of the interaction.


Grohl’s response to the mix-up only made the interaction that much more comical.


What did you think of Soma’s incredible drum cover? Sound off in the comments below!

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