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Posted on Wed, Jun 19, 2013 : 3:35 p.m.

Andrew WK aims to set drumming world record

By Jenn McKee

According to The Hollywood Reporter, rocker Andrew WK, who grew up in Ann Arbor, plans to drum for 24 hours straight in an attempt to set a world record.

Starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, WK will drum at the Oakley flagship store in New York’s Times Square, as part of “Live Music Day,” and Viacom’s O Music Awards 24 hour live stream special.

THR reported that Questlove will sit in with WK at the start (and several other guest drummers will follow), and that WK has been preparing by using weights instead of sticks while air drumming.

“I want to feel like it’s harder than it is,” WK told THR. “I’d rather be over-prepared.”

WK is nominated in the Must Follow Artist on Twitter category of the O Awards.

Jenn McKee is an entertainment reporter for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.


Kyle Mattson

Thu, Jun 20, 2013 : 4:31 p.m.

Just found this livestream of him playing. He is currently 17 hours in and seems to be a bit tired, but still keeping a steady beat:

Oscar Lavista

Thu, Jun 20, 2013 : 2:22 a.m.

my grandma admires Him


Wed, Jun 19, 2013 : 11:44 p.m.

this a false profit in fact why he set record of making good music...

Homeland Conspiracy

Thu, Jun 20, 2013 : 1:30 a.m.


cornelius McDougenschniefferburgenstein jr. 3 esq.

Wed, Jun 19, 2013 : 10:50 p.m.


Craig Lounsbury

Wed, Jun 19, 2013 : 10:33 p.m.

any news on what he had for breakfast yesterday? Or did I miss that story?

Homeland Conspiracy

Thu, Jun 20, 2013 : 1:30 a.m.

come on need to keep up