The apple didn’t fall far from the tree when it comes to musical talent in the Grohl family.
That was demonstrated at a Friday night Foo Fighters show at Iceland’s Secret Solstice Festival when eight-year-old Harper Grohl joined her dad’s band onstage, sitting in on the drums during the group’s headlining set.
Entering the stage area to huge applause, Harper was first introduced by her dad, who told the crowd that she recently asked him if he could learn how to play drums.
Added Grohl: “And I said, ‘Do you want want me to teach you?’ She said, ‘Yes.’ And then I said, ‘Do you want to get up in front of 20,000 people in Iceland and play?’ And she said, ‘Yes.’”
Of course, when your teacher is the former drummer for Nirvana — who has also pounded the skins for the likes of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Paul McCartney and Jimmy Page, to name a few — you’re bound to pick up a few awesome tricks.
And that’s exactly what Harper proved when she launched into the first song she learned to play, the Queen classic “We Will Rock You”, with the Foo Fighters providing fiery backing. You can watch the electrifying performance above.