I read an article that talked about speed metal bands that were writing music that was so fast, they couldn't actually perform the song. Instead, these bands would only use the assistance of drum machines to record their albums. Anyway...It made me wonder who the fastest drummer in the world was. Turns out, this summer at a music conference in Tennessee, the near-decade-old world record was broken!

At the WFD World Finals 2013, Tom Grosset of Ontario broke Dream Theater drummer Mike Mangini's 2005 record of 1,203 single strokes with 1,208 single strokes, becoming just the second person in history to break 1,200 single strokes in 60 seconds.


Watch Tom Grosset set a new World Record as the fastest drummer