Dave Grohl shouts-out nine-year-old drumming phenom: “You’re amazing”

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Dave Grohl has shared a special message for Yoyoka Soma, a nine-year-old drumming prodigy from Japan.

During a guest appearance on Tuesday’s episode of Ellen, Yoyoka played a drum cover of the Foo Fighters single “The Pretender,” and after her performance, host Ellen DeGeneres showed her a video recorded by Grohl.

“You’re amazing,” Grohl said. “Keep it up, because the world needs more drummers.”

Earlier in the show, Yoyoka — in Japanese, through a translator — said that Grohl was one of her favorite drummers because he’s got a “really heavy groove.”

Yoyoka previously went viral last year thanks to her performance of Led Zeppelin‘s “Good Times Bad Times.”

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