Kids playing Tool song = amazing

If you snoop around YouTube enough, there’s always going to be some 11-year-old Swedish guitar virtuoso who makes you want to: 1) scream; 2) pawn your own ax*; 3) pawn your own ax while screaming.

But seeing an entire roomful of talented kids who obviously have worked incredibly hard to not only nail a difficult song, but give it their own stamp and soul — well, that’s just uplifting.

With all due respect, Boise Rock School, check out these lil’ punks from Ohio.

If only she can hang onto a semblance of that angelic voice as she matures …

*Ax means guitar, Mom.


Michael Deeds is the Idaho Statesman’s entertainment columnist and Scene magazine editor. His column runs Fridays and Sundays. He appears on the 6 p.m. broadcast of "Today's 6 News" on Thursdays and hosts a music show, "The Other Studio," from 9-10 p.m. Sundays on 94.9 FM The River.

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