World's Fastest Drummer show announced



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Drumming speed demons get working on those chops because the World's Fastest Drummer contest is back this summer.

Taking place at Nashville's summer NAMM show, competitors will be able to battle it out for top spot in the Fastest Hands and fastest Feet categories.

Boo McAfee, creator of the competition, said: "This will truly be an awesome 'World's Fastest Drummer' official world finals. If you think your local coffee shop manager is a bundle of energy, wait 'till you get a load of these guys!"

Take a look at previous record holder (and this month's Rhythm cover star) Mike Mangini demonstrating his blistering speed below.

The whole thing gets underway on 21 July. For full details head to

Rich Chamberlain

Rich is a teacher, one time Rhythm staff writer and experienced freelance journalist who has interviewed countless revered musicians, engineers, producers and stars for the our world-leading music making portfolio, including such titles as Rhythm, Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, and MusicRadar. His victims include such luminaries as Ice T, Mark Guilani and Jamie Oliver (the drumming one).