Andrew W.K. Aims to Break Record With 24-Hour Drum Solo
Last week, drummer Andrew W.K. set out to break the record for longest drum session in a retail store. As part of the O Music Awards live stream, he set up in Times Square at the Oakley Store and on Wednesday began a 24-hour drum marathon. The effort started at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and ended at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20.
Doing any task for 24 hours is certainly tiring, and a repetitive motion like drumming is no exception. That’s why, during the session, he tweeted: "My hands and back are hurting."
By the last hour, he wrote: "Oh JOY!"
But the rocker didn’t give up, even when in pain. He finished the day-long marathon and informed fans with the following tweet: "WE DID IT!!! 24 HOURS OF DRUMMING!!! Remember... I didn't do it, WE did it. You were with me every beat. I feel very emotional and party."
Throughout the day, others joined him throughout the session. Notables included The Roots’ Questlove, Marky Ramone, Zac Hanson, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith.
W.K., after the event, admitted to Mashable that he didn’t think it wouldn’t be as hard as it was going to be. He said: "It was way harder than I thought it was going to be. I maybe could've practiced drumming more."
W.K., however, didn’t take a break, and not long after, he flew to Michigan for a concert.
If you didn’t get to see the live stream, see this broadcast below:
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