Show me one person who's never rocked out to Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" and I'll show you a liar. Because even though it takes years and years of practice to play the most recognized guitar solo in all of rock music, any fool with a pair of hands and an attitude can master 'Stairway' in no time. It's called air guitar and believe it or not, the annual U.S. Air Guitar Championships are taking place this Thursday at the Key Club in West Hollywood. What does that mean to you? Well for 20 bucks, anyone claiming to be the next Jimi Hendrix (of the air) can compete in the competition, in which they'll be judged on technical merit, stage presence, and of course, airness. Winners will then move on to the finals in Chicago, with the World Championship taking place in Finland. For more information, visit


Just the Facts

What:  U.S. Air Guitar Championships

When:  Thursday, July 14th at 6:30pm

Where:  Key Club; 9039 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood

Tickets: $20 for contestants; $16 to watch; and can be purchased here

Contact:  For more information on this event, visit