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This 10-year-old drummer will blow your mind

Jonah Rocks is one of the few YouTube kid stars who isn't spending time on daytime TV thanks to his parents.


Rae Votta


Posted on Oct 16, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 9:47 am CDT

Jonah Rocks, an amazing 10-year-old self-taught drummer, has been tearing up YouTube with his impressive covers of rock tunes.

Rocks has been rocking out on YouTube since the age of 4.  According to his About page, “plays songs as he hears them, and how he thinks they should sound.” His ear is pretty impressive, with spot-on interpretations of massive hits.

Jonah scored his first super viral hit at age 5, with a cover of System of a Down’s “Toxicity” that hit more than 7 million views. There are now Jonah T-shirts and other merchandise. However, because Rocks has the best parents on earth, he’s declined all media appearances. That’s why you haven’t seen him on Ellen, Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel, or one of the other shows that mine cute YouTube kids for entertainment. As his parents state on his website, once Jonah is old enough to decide if he wants to do television appearances, he can, but until then, he gets to remain a kid.

As soon as Jonah is in high school, everyone’s going to be gunning for him to join their band. Until then, he’ll continue to entertain us on YouTube.

Screengrab via Jonah Rocks/YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 16, 2014, 8:03 am CDT