85 hour drumming marathon success

Link: Unavailable to comment due to lack of sleep
Link: Unavailable to comment due to lack of sleep (Image credit: Ohio.com)

The Guinness World Record for longest drum marathon finally came to an end yesterday as Ohio-based drummer Link Logen played for 85 hours - almost a full hour more than the previous record.

Guinness have not yet confirmed the official time but bystanders claim the event finished at 2:45am local time. Apparantly Logen was keen to drum on for another 12 hours making it four consecutive days of play, but unfortunately tiredness (and Repetive Strain Injury, probably) got the better of him.

You can take a look at Link's playlist on his MySpace page - it's a rock drummers' dream.

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).