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- Posted on Aug 23rd 2012 12:00PM by Jason MacNeil
As posted on YouTube, a five-year-old drummer in a Cleveland-area children's rock band called Jester nailed the late John Bonham's portion of Led Zeppelin's classic song "Rock And Roll." The youngster is part of the Cleveland branch of the School of Rock and played with his band at the Brother's Lounge on Aug. 19.
"Please put your hands together for Jester," the host says before Ethan -- who can see his band mates by looking underneath his cymbals -- kicks the song off. Although the singer sounds a bit nervous, Ethan pounds away at his kit as if it's another day at the office with a pair of headphones on his ears. And he's not just playing 4/4 time but performing the fills in the song as well.
Near the homestretch an older musician, possibly one of the teachers, faces Ethan before he shines on the final hectic portion of the song with remarkable ease.
So far the video has received almost 65,000 hits with a few hundreds "likes" and several comments ranging from "r u sure this is not bonzo reincarnated, WOW!!!!!!! it's awesome!!!" to "Still better than Lars Ulrich."
Jester also did a cover of Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water" during the show, which is on a YouTube channel that features Ethan also singing, playing bass and piano in various other videos.