Andrew WK completes 24-hour drumming challenge

Rocker was attempting to set record for the longest drum session – in a retail store

Andrew WK completes 24-hour drumming challenge

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Andrew WK last night (June 20) completed his attempt to drum for 24 hours straight, which began on Wednesday night in Times Square, New York.

On completion of the task, the rocker tweeted to his fans: "WE DID IT!!! 24 HOURS OF DRUMMING!!!" He added: "Remember... I didn't do it, WE did it. You were with me every beat. I feel very emotional and party."

WK was attempting to set the dubious-sounding record for the longest drum session in a retail store. Speaking to NME yesterday during one of his hourly five-minute breaks, WK said he took on the challenge "for fun. For the fun of partying. To spread the gospel of Party Fun!" Approaching the 17-hour mark at the time, he said he "hit the wall" at the 14-hour mark. " I think I passed through that about three hours ago. I definitely feel better now. I’ve felt a lot worse. It definitely all feels much better than I thought it would," he said. WK was joined by guests including Marky Ramone and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith during the marathon.

WK's challenge was part of Viacom's O Music Awards. Last year, the O Music Awards got The Flaming Lips to set the world record for playing the most multi-city live shows in 24 hours. The Oklahoma band performed eight times across the Mississippi Delta, beating the previous record set by Jay-Z. The rapper played seven gigs from Atlanta to Los Angeles in 2006, but Wayne Coyne and co went one better after starting their run of shows in Memphis, Tennessee and finishing in New Orleans, Louisiana, with 20 minutes to spare before the deadline.

Watch a Vine of WK's stunt below:



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