Andrew W.K. and some friends will attempt to set a new world record by drumming for 24 consecutive hours during the MTV/VH1/CMT “O Music Awards” on June 19th. W.K. will keep a beat going for the entire span of the world record attempt and will be joined by surprise drummers throughout the experience. ?uestlove of The Roots being one of them for sure.
Andrew W.K. had this to say about the feat:
“When the O Music Awards first told me about this event, I felt a combination of excitement and pure fear. I began to realize that actually playing drums for a few hours would be challenging, let alone 24 hours non-stop! This feat of rhythmic endurance is going to push me to my party limits. Pounding out a beat for an entire earthly rotation will be a life-changing and life-threatening adventure! I’m calling upon all the positive party power I can summon from above and below, from inside my own soul, and from the generous energy of all the amazing drummers who’ll be playing with me. Please give me your strength, so I may not only endure this ordeal, but make it an inspiring team achievement for us all!”
You’ll be able to watch the entire event on omusicawards.com on your laptop, smartphone, or tablet and you can cast your vote for nominees right here. Some of the categories include: “Must Follow Artist on Twitter,” “Best Artist Instagram,” “Most Inspiring Fan Outreach,” and “Best Web-Born Artist.” As for Andrew W.K. and his incredible world record attempt, he left us with his regular words of party wisdom, “When it’s time to party, we will always drum hard.”