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Choose the Cover Band the Sheepdogs' Spoof Attack Ad

Canadian rockers claim they deserve the cover due to their prominent beards

May 31, 2011 8:30 AM ET
The Sheepdogs in New York City, 2011.
The Sheepdogs in New York City, 2011.
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Back when there were four bands left in the Choose the Cover of Rolling Stone  contest, the Canadian boogie-rockers the Sheepdogs decided to up their chances by getting political. Drawing inspiration from groups like the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, the group members created a tongue-in-cheek video asserting that they deserve to appear on the cover because of their beards. "Rolling Stone has made its reputation by featuring rock musicians with prominent facial hair on its cover," the ad says in an ominous voice. "But over the years, Rolling Stone has featured more and more artists without facial hair at all."

Choose Rolling Stone's Cover: The Sheepdogs vs. Lelia Broussard. Vote Now!

Now that the contest is down to just the Sheepdogs and singer-songwriter Lelia Broussard, the bearded rockers find themselves facing off against an artist that, as the ad points out, is not even capable of growing a beard. It may be time for Broussard to fire back with her own ad!

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