This 8-Year-Old Girl Absolutely Crushes Led Zeppelin's 'Good Times Bad Times'

She might just be the next John Bonham.

Fun fact: I played the drums in a band for more than a decade, and I never once was able to play Led Zeppelin's "Good Times Bad Times" with even a fraction of the precision and energy as this 8-year-old girl.

This little prodigy's name is Yoyoka Soma, and she channels her favorite drummer John Bonham for her entry into the 2018 Hit Like a Girl drum contest. Shockingly, she didn't win, but the video of her cover of "Good Times Bad Times" is going viral for obvious reasons.

She absolutely crushes it, showing impeccable control over her kick drum pedal doing some of those classic Bonham rolls. She's been playing drums since she was 2 years old, and began performing live at 4. She's played on more than 100 stages with her family band, Kaneaiyoyoka.

"As a drummer, I enjoy being groove, tones and try to support vocalists carefully. My dream is to be the best drummer in the world. In addition, I want to be an artist who can do anything: playing all instruments, recording music, mixing the sound and designing the CD album jackets," she said in a statement accompanying the video. "As I am aiming at overseas activities, I am studying English conversation. I want to become friends with people all over the world through my musical activities!"

With talent like that, she'll be the best drummer in the world by the time she's a tween.

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* Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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