It looks like another one of Nandi Bushell‘s rock covers is earning praise from a well-known musician.
This week, the musical prodigy debuted her cover of Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ “Under The Bridge.” Shortly after, her video caught the attention of RHCP bassist Flea who had a few things to say about the cover.
Nandi Bushell has truly captivated music lovers and the internet with her iconic covers of some major classics. Over the years, Bushell has shared numerous rock covers of Disturbed, blink-182, Rage Against The Machine, Green Day and System Of A Down among others.
Now, Bushell is back with her impressive take on the Red Hot Chili Peppers classic “Under The Bridge.” The video, which went live on Feb. 21, features Bushell showing off her musical capabilities. Throughout the video, the 10-year-old brings the song to life by playing bass, guitar, drums and performing vocals. She also uses a Boss 505 Loop Station for the cover.
“I have always LOVED the Red Hot Chili Peppers,” Bushell says. “This is one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite bands.”
Soon after the cover went live, it caught the attention of Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. On Feb. 21, he praised Bushell’s cover in a tweet. As it turns out, Flea has been a big fan of Bushell’s for a while.
“always love to Nandi!”
always love to Nandi! https://t.co/hT3ZuyCBd5
— Flea (@flea333) February 21, 2021
Since she started posting her covers online, Bushell has caught the attention of many other familiar faces. Back in April 2020, Josh Dun gave Bushell a nod after she covered twenty one pilots‘ “Heathens.” As well, Tom Morello backed Bushell after she covered Rage Against The Machine for the Black Lives Matter movement. Shortly after this, Morello gifted Bushell one of his custom Fender guitars.
Bushell spent most of 2020 in an ongoing drum battle with Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl. Finally, last November, Grohl conceded defeat in the drum battle, making Bushell the official winner. Additionally, she even caught the attention of My Chemical Romance fans last month with her cover of “Welcome To The Black Parade.”
What are your reactions to Flea’s praise of Nandi Bushell? What is your favorite cover Nandi has done? Let us know in the comments below.