What were you doing when you were 11 years old? Maybe you had just started taking guitar lessons and played the riff to 'Smoke on the Water' for your family at the last holiday party. You're lucky this kid isn't your cousin because you'd never pick that guitar up again
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With ages ranging from a mere 8-10 years old when the video was recorded in 2011, the Mini Band are clearly going to be a force to be reckoned with in their future. Mini in size but mighty in talent, this band of youngsters have been putting their skills live on display playing at local festivals and of course, YouTube.
When it comes to kid covers, the epic war war tale woven in Iron Maiden's 'The Longest Day' probably isn't the first song that comes to mind - until now. Under the guidance of music instructor Aaron O'Keefe these young students offer up an impressive take on the Maiden song including a young girl pulling monster vocal duties.
Young rockers Aaralyn and Izzy from Murp have garnered the attention of Jane's Addiction's Dave Navarro, who recently commented on Twitter about their cover of 'Mountain Song.' For those not in the know, Murp are definitely being raised to love metal, as evidenced by three years' worth of YouTube clips. And there's no doubt that the singer and drummer definitely "metal up" this Jane's classic.
Godsmack's dedication to percussion has brought a smile to many over the years, and young drummer Alexey seems to be having the time of her life behind the kit playing the Godsmack favorite 'Keep Away.' Her joy and passion recently caught the eye of the band themselves, who tweeted, "Check out this kiddo on the drums! Some real girl 'powah' right here."
Eddie Van Halen may have turned in one of the greatest guitar moments in history 35 years ago when the instrumental piece 'Eruption' appeared on Van Halen's self-titled debut album, but he also set the bar for generations to come. This tricky solo is definitely one for those with nimble fingers and 14-year-old Tina S. has shown she's up for the challenge.