LED ZEPPELIN/AEROSMITH Photographer To Judge Guitar 'Face-Off'

Rock photographer Mark Weiss, who has captured everyone from LED ZEPPELIN to AEROSMITH and OZZY OSBOURNE in 25 years of taking pictures, is one of the 20-odd judges selected to determine who has the best "guitar face", according to the Associated Press.

"You can hold up a tennis racket, pretend it's a guitar and still enter," said Jesse Railford, director of programming for the on-demand television service Mag Rack, which is sponsoring the contest. The prize is a Les Paul "Black Beauty" electric guitar and case.

Weiss is looking for someone who reminds him of Ted Nugent. "When he plays his notes, it's emulated in his face. He's all over the place. Look at his mouth and you can tell he's playing the guitar; you don't have to look at his hands."

Another one of the judges, GODS AND MONSTERS guitarist Gary Lucas, said he's been making the guitar face since he was nine years old.

"This is first term I heard term encapsulating it so well," he said. "It captures the gamut of grimaces that accompany playing of guitar.

"It sort of comes from within. You're expressing your inner guitarist, which is like expressing your internal child." Read more.

Aspiring guitar-facers can enter the contest by visiting www.magrack.com or sending a photo no larger than 4 by 6 inches, along with name, address, age and phone number, to Guitar Face Challenge, c/o Cataldi Public Relations, 143 W. 29 St., Suite 904, New York, NY 10001.


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