Foo Fighters’ ‘Everlong’ returns to charts after Nandi Bushell video
The Foo Fighters hit “Everlong” first climbed the Billboard charts in 1997, but nearly a quarter of a century later – thanks to a viral performance with 11-year-old drummer Nandi Bushell – the song is return.
The group invited Bushell to the stage for an electrifying performance of “Everlong” to close their Los Angeles concert on August 26 at the Forum, and since then the song’s US sales have increased 4%, catapulting it to the top. # 19 on Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart, # 2 on Hot Hard Rock Songs chart and # 17 on Hot Alternative Songs chart.
In 1997, “Everlong” reached No. 3 on the US Alternative Airplay Billboard charts and No. 4 on the US Mainstream Rock charts. Sold over 2 million units, the song is also certified double platinum in the United States.
Bushell caught the attention of frontman Dave Grohl last year, when she challenged former Nirvana batsman to a showdown. Ahead of their drumming fight, Bushell posted his cover of ‘Everlong’ on Twitter, writing: “My dream is to someday jam with Dave Grohl, @taylorhawkins and all the @foofighters! Mr. Grohl, I would love to have a fight. drums with you! LOVE ‘Everlong’ it’s really hard to play because it’s so fast but so much FUN!
Grohl replied: “Challenge accepted. I haven’t played these songs for a very long time… ..thanks for the inspiration !!! Your move !!! Your friend in rock, Dave.
Soon after, the drumming duo practically faced off against Them Crooked Vultures’ “Dead End Friends” (Grohl’s side project with Josh Homme and John Paul Jones) in a viral video.