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jason gregory
12:42 7th September 2011

As the faces on Muse's Matt Bellamy and Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters show, the guitar is not called the weapon of love for no reason.

When their hammering their g-strings, some of the biggest music stars on the planet look like their set to cream their pants.

So to celebrate the phenomenon known as guitarist sex faces, Gigwise thought we'd put together a photos round-up of some of our favourites, including the likes of  Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, Paul Weller and Metallica's Robert Trujillo.

You'll also find the likes of Jack White and Angus Young of AC/DC – so check out the pictures below.

  • Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters reaches, um, Nirvana.

  • Thom Yorke of Radiohead hits the high note...literally.

  • Aaaaaahhhhhhhhh. Muse's Matthew Bellamy hits the spot

  • AC/DC's Angus Young defying the years and clearly enjoying himself onstage

  • Brian May of Queen

  • Red Hot Chili Pepper John Fruscianti in a moment of unadulterated guitar playing bliss

  • Ronnie Wood's facial expression when he's having his way with his girlfriend

  • Carlos Santana and a face of utter concentration while he strums his instrument

  • John Mayer pulling one of his typically vile gurn faces at Hyde Park in London.

  • The ridiculously talented Steve Vai in sheer guitar face ecstasy

  • Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine goes that pleasurable extra mile to please fans

  • Who said Paul Weller hasn't got it any more?

  • Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo looking particularly climactic

  • Astonishingly Robert Trujillo looking even more climactic

  • Even legends like are Jimmy Page are prone to throwing guitar faces.

  • Just look at Jeff Beck

  • But even the young upstarts like Alex Turner enjoy themselves on stage.

  • Pete Townshend looks a little jealous of The Who band mate Roger Daltrey

  • Keith Richards proving Ronnie Wood isn't the only Rolling Stone who's allowed to have fun

  • Whitesnake's Doug Aldrich closing his eyes and thinking of, erm, England

  • One of the most unforgettable sights in the world - Eddie Van Halen in the full thrusts of playing guitar.

  • Eric Clapton reaching the climax of yet another epic guitar solo.

  • When it comes rock star jizz faces, The Mars Volta's Omar Rodri­guez-Lopez is up there with the best of them.

  • Hard rock veteran Frank Marino in grunting live action

  • Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny pulling another one of his infamous faces.

  • Is Jack Penate in pain or pleasure while pulling this grimace? We're not too sure

  • A classic Richie Sambora sex face.

  • Jack White - in pain or not?

  • Former Procal Harum guitarist Robin Trower still knows how to hit the right note, as this photo clearly shows

  • The Edge gets Bono just where he wants him

  • Bigg Clyro's Simon Neil sums it all up.

  • Prince showers his purple rain over the audience.

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