It’s hard to imagine Van Halen without Alex Van Halen behind the drum kit, but if Eddie and Wolfgang ever need to find a replacement, they might want to give Avery Molek a call.

The folks at the Van Halen News Desk turned up the above clip of Molek tearing his way through a beat-perfect rendition of Van Halen’s ‘Hot for Teacher’ which makes him one of about 80,000 people who have used the song as a way of showing off their drum skills on YouTube, and totally wouldn’t be a big deal if Avery weren’t just six years old.

As it turns out, Molek’s a seasoned drum prodigy; he has nearly 70 YouTube uploads posted at his channel, including covers of songs by Kiss, Motley Crue, and Ozzy Osbourne. The scary part? He’s only been taking lessons for a couple of years.

And while he’ll soon have things like homework getting in the way of all that rocking, Molek has been taking advantage of his free time as VHND’s report points out, he’s also a busy live performer who’s already sat in for “four different live bands spanning in four states,” played at a growing list of festivals (including Sturgis, which had to be an eye-opening experience), and scheduled what he dubbed his ‘Out of the Basement Tour’ in 2012. “Yes, I said ‘Tour’!” Molek told VHND. “I am only 6! So anything more then one gig is a Tour!”

Rock on, Avery.