Heavy Metal World Records: Five of the Loudest Bands Ever

Last week at the O Music Awards, rock musician Andrew W.K. set the world record for Longest Drum Session in a Retail Store after he spent 24 consecutive hours (from June 19-20) at his drum set.

While the songwriter/instrumentalist/party connoisseur was hitting the skins, lots of other rock musicians sat in and jammed with him, including the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith, ex-Ramone Marky Ramone, and ?uestlove.

I was surprised that I hadn't heard of someone trying to do this before, but then again, most metalheads aren't too concerned with such trivial things as world records. As it was, I was surprised that Andrew W.K. was able to pull himself away from his partying long enough to try.

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Lauren Wise has worked as a rock/heavy metal journalist for 15 years. She contributes to Noisey and LA Weekly, edits books, and drinks whiskey.
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