Drum Kit


738 hours

Boo McAfee
Nashville, TN
July 13th - August 13th, 1981

Personal Site

720 hours

Clifford Marshall Van Buren
Ridgefield, Connecticut
Dec. 26, 1977 - Jan. 25, 1978

Personal Site

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505 hours & 218 hours

Tracy Burroughs
New York, 1978 (505)
1975 (218)

Bridgeport Post

270 hours

Jim Moore, 1977


"It should be noted here that the protocol around this record changed around the year 2000. Drummers began meeting a standard that required a range of motion, among other things. Though Steve Gaul's, Russ Prager's, and Kunto Hatono's third efforts remain unverified by Guinness, their claims (given media corroboration and their own history with this record) are acknowledged here. Another example of how one agency may set certain parameters, but still not give an accurate depiction of that record's history and it's current holder. We present the facts, as a point of reference, supported by convincing evidence." -JR

145 hours, 122 hours & 25 minutes, 74 hours

Kunto Hartono

(145) Kuto Besak Fortress, Indonesia
December 30th, 2016 - January 6th, 2017

(122:45) Malang City, East Java, Indonesia
December 27th, 2011 - January 1st, 2012

(74)Sumantri Brodjonegoro Sports Centre
South Jakarta, Indonesia
  December 29th, 2003 - January 1st, 2004

Personal Site

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135 hours, 120 hours, & 58 hours

Russ Prager

Quaker Steak and Lube (135)
Clearwater, FL, USA -- September 25th - October 1st, 2015

Guitar Center (120)
Sacramento, CA, USA -- March 9th - 14th, 2009

Shelby County Family Fun Festival(58)
Sidney, OH, USA -- May 9th - 11th, 2003

Personal Site
Modern Drummer

134 hours, 121 hours, & 73 hours, 11 minutes

Steve Gaul
Burlington, ON, Canada
(134) August 14th - 20th, 2015
(121) August 5th - 9th, 2011
(73:11)August, 2010

YouTube & The Burlington Star (134)
World Record Academy & The Hamilton Spectator (121)
Drummerszone (121 & 73:11)


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133 hours, 3 minutes

Carlos Santos
Castelo Branco, Portugal
November 9th - 15th, 2014

Record Setter
Guinness World Records

92 hours

Link Logen
The Margarita Factory
Canton, OH, USA
June 27th - July 1st, 2008

Music Radar
Akron Beacon Journal

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84 hours

Suresh Joachim Arulanantham
The Magic Factory
Zurich, Switzerland
February 1st - 4th, 2004

Personal Site

24 hours & 44 hours

"Drummer" Sridhar

Dr. MGR Janaki College of Arts and Science for Women
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
March 6th - 8th, 2014(44)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
January 7, 2012 (24)

Record Setter


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24 hours

Andrew W.K
Oakley's, Times Square
New York City, New York, USA
June 20th, 2013

Record Setter

We know these records are not complete. Suresh Joachim Arulanantham is mentioned as the "13th to hold the record since 2000" in one book published by Guinness.
This is, however, the most accurate compiling of Longest Performances on Drum Kit that is currently available.
Please contact us if you are aware of other Longest Performances on Drum Kit not listed, or errors we may have here!