A short 27 hours, three minutes, and 44 seconds put Canadian producer and musician Gonzales as the new record holder of the longest solo concert in the Guinness Book of World Records over the weekend. Starting Sunday shortly after midnight, he played selections from such luminaries as Beethoven and Britney Spears, performing 300 pieces in total on the piano. Guinness did allow the 37-year old short breaks in between songs and 15 minute rest periods every three hours so that the man’s fingers would not fall off.
Gonzales’ first breakout was producing fellow Canadian Feist’s 2004 Let It Die full length, as well as doing remix work for Placebo, Daft Punk and Jamie Lidell. The record-breaking show, which was performed at Paris’ Cine Theatre 13, was streamed live via his website, which we recommend checking out if you would like to stay on top of the latest French Canadian ruffle shirt fashion. [via The Daily Swarm]
Yet as impressive as Gonzales' feat was, he is no match for Masanobu Sato. At this year's Masturbate-A-Thon (yes, a real event) in San Francisco (of course), Masanobu beat (pun intended) his old record and jacked it for 9 hours and 58 minutes. And as if to one-up Gonzales, no breaks are reported to have been given to Masanobu so that his fingers (or other extremities) would not fall off. [via dlisted]