Andrew To Play Drums For 24 Hours In Times Square

VICTORY! Andrew Drums For 24 Hours And Sets New World Record!

On Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 7:00pm, Andrew W.K. set the world record for drumming in a retail store for 24 hours! Andrew's record attempt was held in the Oakley store in Times Square, New York City as part of MTV's O Music Awards.

Andrew was perched behind a massive drumset in the storefront windows on Broadway and 44th Street which allowed fans to gather around him on all sides and cheer him on! Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Marky Ramone (The Ramones), Nick Jonas (Jonas Brothers),?uestlove (The Roots), Zac Hanson (Hanson), Liberty DeVitto (former drummer for Billy Joel) and many more joined Andrew for support and encouragement during his 24-hour attempt.

VICTORY! Andrew Drums For 24 Hours And Sets New World Record

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In addition to his world record feat, Andrew took home the award for "Must-Follow Artist on Twitter!"

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Over the years, the O Music Awards have played host to world-record setting efforts like Chiddy Bang's 9-hour, 16-minute freestyle and the Flaming Lips' superhuman eight-show effort. But both of those endeavors paled in comparison to what the profound partymeister had in store for Wednesday's show.

Tune-in live and watch Andrew drum via the O Music Awards live stream! And remember to tweet at Andrew during the event to cheer him on and give him party power!

Andrew tells MTV NEWS in a new interview that he will be a "drum vampire" and "suck the rhythmic skill and energy out of you." Watch the full interview HERE.

For the duration of this year's awards — 24 hours (!) — W.K. will man the kit in Oakley's flagship Times Square store, being joined by the occasional surprise guest (the Roots' metronome ?uestlove will serve as his co-pilot for the first leg of the journey). But mainly, he'll be going it alone, and, as he explained to MTV News ... he's actually slightly terrified about the task at hand.

"Despite my apparent confidence, inside I am actually a very small, trembling shell of a person, who is not only intimidated, but completely mortified and horrified by the ramifications of this challenge," he said. "When I signed up for it, I was like 'Alright, 24 hours of drumming!' and then it started to set in: 24 hours of drumming. Just drumming for an hour — just drumming for 24 seconds — can be quite intense ... I can't even play one of my own songs on the drums all the way through without my arms burning.

"So let it be said, I'm not taking this lightly," he continued. "I think it will push me to the very lengths of my strengths."

Fans will be able to watch the entire 24-hour event from their device of choice via OMusicAwards.com.

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This news item was posted on: June 17, 2013