Ever wonder what it takes to make the cover of Rolling Stone?
Eight unsigned bands are vying for a chance to cover the legendary music mag's August 18 issue and UsMagazine.com has a sneak peek of one of their recent photo shoot sessions.
Photographed at the famed Milk Studios in New York City, the contestants in Rolling Stone's Do You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star? contest reveal their ultimate style inspirations in a series of new clips. (Watch above)
At RollingStone.com, you can check out their sounds and cast a ballot for your fave.
"Since its inception, part of Rolling Stone's central mission has been discovering and featuring new music," the magazine's founder, Jann Wenner, said. "This competition shines a light on the country's top unsigned bands and gives them a chance to grace the cover of the magazine that has launched the careers of some of the most well-known artists in rock history."
Voting for the top four is open until April 14.
The contest culminates in June with the final two acts rocking out in a battle of the bands at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn. The winner will be announced on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and receive a recording contract with Atlantic Records.