Think you’re a good, maybe even great, drummer? Prepare to be humbled. Avery Molek is a 6-year-old drummer from Washington, Pennsylvania who plays Van Halen‘s “Hot For Teacher” as good as the man himself, Alex Van Halen. To cease any doubt you might have, we present to you this video:
Avery has been taking lessons from Val DaPra since he was four and been playing since the age of two. He’s been posting videos to YouTube since September 2011 and has close to 70 of them, drumming along to songs like Ozzy Osbourne‘s “Over The Mountain,” “Purple Haze” by Jimi Hendrix and others. There are also an alarming amount of KISS covers with Avery in Peter Criss makeup.
Nonetheless, Avery is insanely talented. He’s already played 15 live shows, nine of them being one hour solo performances. And he has a fanbase: the “Hot For Teacher” video has been viewed more than a million times less than two weeks after being posted.
— EJ Judge, WCBS-FM New York