Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana member Dave Grohl delivered a special message for 9-year-old drum prodigy Yoyoka Soma on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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Soma, who hails from Japan, performed on Tuesday "The Pretender" by the Foo Fighters on drums and spoke with DeGeneres through a translator.

Soma explained that Grohl was her favorite drummer because she loves his sound and thinks that he has a really heavy groove.

Soma, following her performance, was presented with a video message from Grohl where he complimented the young drummer.

"I've seen you play 'The Pretender' before and you're amazing so keep it up because the world needs more drummers," Grohl said.

Soma previously appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in February where she performed "Stone Cold Crazy" by Queen.