The hard-partying rocker is playing for 24 hours in a shop
Andrew WK has enlisted Marky Ramone and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith to help him set a new world drumming record.
The hard-partying rocker has also enlisted The Roots’ Questlove, Billy Joel drummer Liberty DeVitto, Nick Jonas, Zac Hanson and more to help him drum for 24 hours straight. He started the marathon last night (June 19) at 7pm will continue until today (June 20) in what he hopes will be the longest drum session to be held in a shop. Tweeting just before the stretch, he wrote: “Just minutes til I start my 24 hour #drumathon. I’m feeling party, but this is going to be very, very intense! SEND ME POWER!” Watch a vine of the stunt below:
The gig is part of Viacom’s O Music Awards and is being broadcast from the Oakley store in Times Square in New York. 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.