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10-Year-Old Drummer Joins Steel Panther for Van Halen Cover of Hot for Teacher

By: Maura O'Malley

April 24, 2017

10-year-old Avery “Drummer” was living the dream at Pittsburgh’s Stage AE on April 14 when he was called on stage to perform a cover of Van Halen’s “Hot For Teacher” alongside Steel Panther.

According to his YouTube channel, his “Can I play ‘Hot For Teacher’?” sign was confiscated upon entry to the show, but he put together a makeshift poster once inside.

Steel Panther is very clearly impressed once this kid starts drumming, and rightfully so. He’s amazing.

On his website, Avery says he’s been drumming since he was two, and while he does learn new songs from sheet music, he often just hears a song and plays it by ear. Some of his favorites? KISS, Van Halen, Metallica, and AC/DC, among others.