Zoe Thomson can play the guitar better than you.
From the time she was six years old, Thomson has been covering the likes of Linkin Park, Metallica and Guns N' Roses. A student at the Newbury Rock School in Berkshire, U.K., the pint-sized guitarist spends her days playing music with other kids her age and being mentored by bands like U.K.'s The Crave, New Device and Tin Soldiers. Her videos have garnered millions of views and show that you can be an amazing musician at any age.
Oh, and she's only eight years old.
Upon seeing this video, Twitter began buzzing with compliments and words of utter shock. Here are a few examples:
@eventsgeek tweets: If I have kids some day, I can only hope she/he will be this musically gifted.
@groovehouse tweets: Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor.
@JedediahBila tweets: This kid is so much cooler than I am.
Currently, Thomson plays lead guitar and is the only girl in a children's U.K. rock group called The Mini Band. Their performance of Metallica's "Enter Sandman" gained the rock band's attention and inspired them to send a special message of encouragement to the youngsters. During the video, drummer Lars Ulrich comments, "You guys rock! You guys are very cool!" Teasingly adding, "Maybe someday we can work something out? We could come out and open up for all y'all, if you guys will have us. We're just getting started. We're an up-and-coming hard rock band out in Northern California, so if you'll have us, we're there for the taking."
Watching these kids makes one realize that the future of rock is a bright one.
Find The Time - The Mini Band
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