Andrew W.K. might want to stock up on a some ice packs soon. The musician and party master will attempt to set a new world record for the longest drum session in a retail store by drumming for 24 consecutive hours during the O Music Awards, an awards show that celebrates the heavyweights of digital music, including Grimes (Must-Follow Artist On Twitter nominee) and Angel Haze (Best Web-Born Artist).
Andrew’s stunt, which will take place in an Oakley store (’cause his future’s so bright), is part of the Live Music Day Festival. Previous O Music Awards record-breakers have included Chiddy of the rap-pop duo Chiddy Bang, who set the record for the longest freestyle rap, and Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips, who set the world record for most concerts played in a 24-hour period. Think Andrew has what it takes?
Drumming nonstop for a whole day hardly seems like an easy task, but no need to pity the tenacious rockstar (or his arms): We hear that Questlove will be pounding it out with Andrew for the first portion of the drum-a-thon along with some other surprise drummers. Tune in here during the live awards event on June 19 to see how long Andrew keeps his drumsticks steady. Drum (and party) hard, Andrew!