NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Have you got what it takes to be rock royalty? Beginning today VH1.com launches its online search for the top air guitarists in the country, challenging all wanna-be rock icons to its "Air to the Throne" air guitar competition. The champion will win a trip to the "VH1 Rock Honors" event in Las Vegas where he or she will perform on the red carpet and be crowned VH1's "Air to the Throne". The champ will also win a coveted spot in the official U.S. Air Guitar Championship Finals in New York. Additional prizes include "Gibson New Century Flying V" guitars and "Guitar Hero" video games. Submission Process: From April 12 - May 1, air guitarists across the country can submit a video of their best air-guitar interpretation of one of the following four songs: Warrant's "Cherry Pie," Ted Nugent's "Cat Scratch Fever," Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water," and Queen's "Guitar Solo." In order to be eligible, participants must use 59 seconds of music from one of the four selected songs listed above. Interested air guitarists can submit their video via VH1.com by going to http://air.vh1.com. Viewer Voting: Beginning May 4, select videos and VH1.com editorial content will be showcased on VSPOT, VH1's broadband channel (http://vspot.vh1.com), where viewers can watch and vote for their favorite air guitarist finalists. The winner will be flown to the "VH1 Rock Honors" event for one final "red carpet" performance at the end of May. "Air to the Throne" is a VH1.com production, in partnership with U.S. Air Guitar. For additional details on the submission process, competition rules, and voting guidelines visit http://air.vh1.com. VH1 Rock Honors VH1 debuts the first ever show to pay homage to the legends who influenced the sound of hard rock with the first annual "VH1 Rock Honors." This year's celebration will honor the music and influence of KISS, Queen, Def Leppard and Judas Priest. Additional performers, presenters, and special guests will be announced as they are confirmed. Premiering on Wednesday, May 31 at 9PM*, "VH1 Rock Honors," will be taped at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Thursday, May 25. The 2-hour tribute will salute the groundbreaking bands of rock, the once-in-a- lifetime events, and the influential people who made a lasting mark on the history of hard rock. Contact: Erica Cantwell Luis Defrank 212-846-3683 212-846-7012 VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 87 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital services including VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul and VH Uno. Connect with VH1 at http://www.VH1.com. VSPOT at VH1.com (http://vspot.vh1/com) -- VH1's broadband channel -- brings viewers the richest music and pop-culture video content while it's happening: live events, series sneak peeks, exclusive celeb Q&A's, movie trailers, in-studio performances and original series, not to mention thousands of music videos, customizable playlists and artist interviews.