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EA breaks Guinness air guitar record at Download

Electronic Arts has broken the Guinness World Record for the largest number of people simultaneously playing air guitar. At Download Festival this weekend, the software giant amassed an appropriately gigantic crowd of 440 Brutal Legend fans who rocked out to Motorhead's Ace of Spades.

The gnarliest rockers were invited onstage to show off their skills alongside South Wales six piece The Blackout and compete to win a coveted limited-edition Tenacious D electric guitar.

The previous record was set last year when 318 participants including Fearne Cotton and Ben Shephard rocked to “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” by The Darkness on the set of Guinness World Records - Smashed, in London, UK, on 3 October.

Check out these photos of the new record in progress:


Above: The EA Hub had an official adjudicator on hand to keep count


Above: That's a lot of Brutal Legend T-shirts


Above: Good to see mirror shades are finally back in fashion


Above: So many people yet only one certificate. Bagsies?


Above: The Blackout with the record certificate. We've got one too

16 Jun, 2009

1 comment

  • CARLINNIT - June 16, 2009 7:27 p.m.

    urr...cool? But seriously now, Brutal Legend is looking pretty cool. And to think, before E3 i expected it to be awful!

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