Dave Grohl Surprises 9-Year-Old Drum Prodigy on 'Ellen'

May 14, 2019

Talented kids are frequent guests on The Ellen Degeneres Show, and this week she interviewed nine-year-old Japanese drum phenom Yoyoka Soma. Completely self-taught, Yoyoka has been playing the drums since she was two and went viral after her cover of Led Zeppelin's "Good Times Bad Times" swept the internet.

During her appearance of Ellen, Yoyoka performed a live drum cover of "The Pretender" by the Foo Fighters, and received a special video message from Dave Grohl himself. "I've seen you play 'The Prenteder' before and you're amazing!" Grohl says in the video. "So keep it up, because the world needs more drummers."