Since last night people all over have been tuning in to watch Andrew W.K. attempt to break the record for “longest drum session in a retail store” by playing drums for 24 hours straight. The craziest part is that he’s actually closing in on the final hour! You can watch the stream on O Music’s website, or if you live in New York you still have time to head over to Times Square and root the poor guy on for yourself. Seriously…he’s not looking too good. His usual big grin has turned into more of a pained grimace, and I can’t help but feel like I’m watching some weird real-life version of the Hunger Artist play out…only with partying. Fortunately W.K. has had some fellow drummers show up to perform with him and keep him going. Right now Chad Smith (of the Red Hot Chili Peppers) is up there with him, but he’s also been visited by Questlove, and American hero Lil Bub the Cat. Check it out below and you can witness a rare moment where the party-god seems to have broken out of his character, he’s just all focus right now.
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