The Most Intense Guitar “O-Faces” In Rock History

  • Ace Frehley

  • Adrian Smith

  • Alex Lifeson

  • Angus Young

  • Benji Madden

  • Bobby Dall

  • Bruce Springsteen

  • Carlos Santana

  • C. C. Deville

  • Dave Keuning

  • Ritchie Blachmore

  • Dickey Betts

  • Doug Aldrich

  • Jimi Hendrix

  • Jimmy Page

  • Joe Walsh

  • John Frusciante

  • John Mayer

  • John Rzeznik

  • Neal Schon

  • Paul Gilbert

  • Prince

  • Richie Sambora

  • Roger Waters

  • Saul Hudson

Playing guitar can be ecstasy for some people. Just check the expressions on Prince, Slash, John Mayer, Jimmy Page and other rockers as they get down with their axes! If that’s not the face of pure joy, we don’t know what is.

There’s something about shredding that makes you squint, try to eat your own lips, or just generally make one hell of an o-face. We here at VH1 have our top scientists working around the clock to figure out exactly why this is so. But for now, check out some of the most intense guitar-playing faces in rock. Feel the joy, man!

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