Watch Robert Plant's reaction to 8-year-old girl playing Led Zeppelin on drums

The jaw-dropping video of the young girl went viral — then we showed it to the legendary Zep frontman.

The jaw-dropping video of the young girl went viral — then we showed it to the legendary Zep frontman

Last week a video of eight-year-old Japanese drummer Yoyoka Soma playing Led Zeppelin on drums went viral — and now Robert Plant is reacting to her incredible performance. 

Yoyoka Soma has been drumming since she was two years old, and by five had formed a band, Kaneaiyoyoka, with her musically-minded parents. But it was a video contest entry for Hit Like a Girl, an international drumming contest for female percussionists, that put her on the world stage.

In it, she drums along to the Led Zeppelin classic "Good Times Bad Times," and it's astounding to watch. The video has since garnered more than 2.5 million views.

But what does Led Zeppelin co-founder and front man think? When he stepped into the q studio with Tom Power, we had to ask.

"Listen to that," says Plant, amazed as he watches the video. "And the thing is, it's like falling off a log for her." He also says what the late Zeppelin drummer John Bonham would think if he could see it.

Check out Tom Power's full interview with Robert Plant on q

Plant's new album is "Carry Fire," and the rock icon is on a worldwide tour — which includes a stop at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival on June 29.


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