EA breaks Guinness air guitar record at Download

Electronic Artshas 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” byThe Darknesson 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

Justin Towell

Justin was a GamesRadar staffer for 10 years but is now a freelancer, musician and videographer. He's big on retro, Sega and racing games (especially retro Sega racing games) and currently also writes for Play Magazine, Traxion.gg, PC Gamer and TopTenReviews, as well as running his own YouTube channel. Having learned to love all platforms equally after Sega left the hardware industry (sniff), his favourite games include Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Zelda BotW, Sea of Thieves, Sega Rally Championship and Treasure Island Dizzy.