If you're one of the millions of people who have "Rock Band" taking up space in your living room, you've probably had an evening where the game just sort of gets away from you. You strap on the guitar or sit behind the drums and keep grooving to songs until you realize that you've been at it for five hours. That's a long time to do just about anything, but it's not nearly enough for the crew behind "Rock Band." They're currently hosting a 20 hour jam session at the MTV Store at MTV headquarters in Times Square. It's all part of a contest hosted by "Rock Band" and Energizer, which gives one small band the rock star treatment.
Over 100 bands entered the Advance Into Overdrive contest, and Grand Rapids, Michigan natives Jimmy Twinkle and the BAD emerged as the winners. They got flown out to New York City, got put up in a luxury hotel, were treated to high-class meals and had access to their own limousine. They are currently in the middle of their epic jam, which began at 11 a.m. and will keep them rocking until 7 a.m. on Saturday.
When we checked in with the band, they were just over three hours in and just wrapping up Wolfmother's "Woman." Fatigue was already setting in, though a well-timed lunch break helped put a little rock back in their step. A huge crowd continues to float in and out of the store. To follow along with Jimmy T and the BAD's progress, check out the live stream, or if you're in the area, stop by MTV headquarters to be a part of the marathon.