WHAT: Andrew to attempt a drumming world record!
WHEN: TONIGHT!!! Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at 7:00pm EST until TOMORROW! Thursday, June 20th, 2013, 7pm EST.
WHERE: OMusicAwards.com and at the Oakley Store in Times Square, New York City (northwest corner of Broadway and 44th Street).
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 pale in comparison to what profound partymeister Andrew W.K. has in store for Wednesday's O Music Awards, where he'll attempt to set a new (and very specific) world record of his own: Longest Drum Session in a Retail Store.
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!
In addition to attempting the world record, Andrew is also up for an O Music Award in the category of "Must Follow Artist on Twitter." VOTE FOR HIM 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.