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Andrew WK to attempt drum solo record

By | Published on Wednesday 19 June 2013

Andrew WK

Andrew WK is to attempt to set the record for the world’s longest drum solo later today. The musician and genital cleanliness advocate will endeavour to play for 24 hours straight at Oakley’s flagship store in New York as part of events surrounding the O Music Awards. In previous years, The Flaming Lips have set the record for performing in the most cities in 24 hours, and Chiddy Bang for the longest freestyle rap.

Already a record holder (for the most mentions of the word “party” in one song), WK told The Hollywood Reporter that he’s confident of success, saying that he intend to be “over-prepared” for his stint behind the drumkit. He’ll also be spurred on by a number of “the greatest drummers in the world”, who will drop in and play along during the challenge.

If you’re already willing Andrew WK to throw in the towel as quickly as possible, just remember that a drum solo is often the only thing holding back a bass solo.