Dave Grohl Sends Sweet Message To 9-Year-Old Drummer Prodigy: Watch

Yoyoka Soma is a prodigy. Her drumming skills would make even the most talented percussionist jealous — and she's only nine years old!

The Japan native visited The Ellen Show for the second time on Tuesday (May 14) and gushed about how she looks up to Dave Grohl, specifically pointing out the "cool" sound his drum makes and his "heavy groove." After treating the audience to a spectacular drum performance of Foo Fighters' "The Pretender," Ellen had a surprise for the young musician: a video message from her idol.

"Hey Yoyoka, this is Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters," he said in the clip. "I've seen you play 'The Pretender' before and you're amazing. So keep it up, because the world needs more drummers."

Watch the special moment below.

 

Foo Fighters will be on the road through the summer. Check out their full list of tour dates below.

Foo Fighters 2019 Tour Dates

05/15 – New Orleans, LA @ The Fillmore

05/16 – New Orleans, LA @ The Fillmore

05/17-19 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Festival

06/18 – Pula, HU @ Pula Arena

06/19 – Pula, HU @ Pula Arena

06/21 – Neuhausen ob Eck, DE @ Southside Festival

06/23 – Scheeßel, DE @ Hurricane Festival

06/25 – Horsens, DK @ Faengslet

06/27 – Bergen, NO @ Koengen Fortress

06/28-29 – Stockholm, SE @ Lollapalooza Stockholm

08/13 – Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival

08/17 – Glasgow, UK @ Summer Sessions

08/19 – Belfast, UK @ Vital Festival

08/21 – Dublin, IE @ RDS Arena

08/23 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

08/25 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival

09/20-22 – Louisville, KY @ Bourbon and Beyond Festival

09/21-22 – Franklin, TN @ Pilgrimage Festival

09/28 – Rio de Janeiro, BR @ Rock in Rio ^*

10/01 – Bogota, CO @ El Campin Stadium ^*

10/04 – San Jose, CR @ Estadio Nacional *

^ = w/ Weezer

* = w/ Tenacious D

Photo: YouTube/Getty Images

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