July 2, 2009

‘Rock of Ages’ breaks air guitar record

Fans, audience members, cast and crew of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages set a world record in New York for the largest air guitar jam session.

The event Wednesday, which directly followed a matinee performance of the five-time Tony Award nominated musical, involved 810 people strumming along to music on imaginary guitars. That beat the previous record of 440 people simultaneously playing air guitar, Broadwayworld.com reported Thursday.

The record attempt was organized by the musical and US Air Guitar, the official body responsible for the yearly US Air Guitar Championships.