Watch 9-year-old Nicolas Merritt play drums with Strung Out

Punk prodigy Nicolas Merritt joined Strung Out on stage to play the drums on their song “Scarecrow.” It was during a show on June 3 in Austin, TX.

Go check it out here.

Nicolas is the 9-year-old son of 16 Hour Drive‘s Chad Merritt. He’s been drumming since he was 18 months old and put out his first album at age 7, compared to the rest of us who were watching “Alvin and the Chipmunks” and eating dirt on the playground.

Strung Out will be celebrating their 20th anniversary by putting out a best-of album, which drops July 19 on Fat Wreck Chords.

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One Comment

  1. notsooldhippy
    NotSoOldHippy6/16/2011 6:54 PM | Permalink

    Well duh! Anyone who thinks maybe punk is dead or dying, check this one out. Already he’s got the technical skills and ability, and one professionally scored video (“Rockstar In My Head”) that shows what he and the band and a quality production team can do.

    Give this kid and band a studio, quality mixing boards, and a qual editor and he’s going to carry the band to stardom.

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