Andrew W.K. to Attempt World Drumming Record

He'll try to drum for 24 hours straight, with some help from guest drummers. Can you think of other fun rock-related world records?

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Andrew W.K. will attempt to set a world record by drumming for 24 consecutive hours this month.

He'll make the record attempt during the MTV Music Awards on June 19 by keeping a beat going for a full day, and will be joined by surprise guest drummers during the event.

"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!" said Andrew in a statement (via Metal Insider).

He continued: "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 wholl be playing with me."

If you're both very patient and a drumming fan, you can watch the entire event at from any device on the big day.

Can you think of other fun rock-related world records? Maybe there's something the UG community can take part in? Share your ideas in the comments and we'll check them out.

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    3 years ago I did a 24 hours guitar jam for charity live on the internet. I had 4 x 15 min breaks and the people of Ultimate Guitar were very supportive!
    Andrew WK is such a badass. I'd love to party with him, but I don't know if I could keep up
    Considering that he uses the word "party" in almost every sentence, I don't think I could keep up either.
    If he screamed "Party" after every snare hit during this attempt, he might surpass the amount he's said the word in his debut album!
    My High School is also filed for a world record related to this (I don't know if i'm supposed to say anything, lol) we're waiting to hear back from Guinness!