Rockers are born not made, and old rockers never die, but even the most famous drummer didn’t pick up his drumsticks at the age of 18 months, like Howard Wong. (see video here).
With a pout Jimmy Paige of Led Zeppelin would envy and a stone face to rival the famous Keith Richards, Howard Wong is a smash as he puts in a powerful performance on the drums to Hate Myself For Loving You, by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. The amazing thing is that the little drum prodigy is only three years old. I could watch this over and over. He is just so adorable, and you can tell he is really into it, but man, can he deliver that beat!
At first he keeps up his poker face, but as he starts rocking out and building up for a huge crescendo, his little angel face flashes a big grin. Once he drops his drumsticks, but grabs them and carries on like a pro. without missing a beat, with sang froid Lars Ulrich of Metallica would have envied.
For all Joan Jett fans, here is her unbelievable performance singing the same song. Best rock video or what!
Professionals say Howard is unbelievably talented and for a three year old, his performance is phenomenal. He already plays drums in his father’s band. Man oh man, move over John Bonham.