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Choose the Cover of 'Rolling Stone': Round 1 Voting Ends Wednesday Night

You still have time to get to know the bands and vote for your favorites

February 28, 2011 5:45 PM ET
Choose the Cover of 'Rolling Stone': Round 1 Voting Ends Wednesday Night

Round one of our Do You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star? contest is almost over. Don't forget that 16 unsigned bands are competing to not only appear on the cover of Rolling Stone, but also win a contract with Atlantic Records and make their debut television appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. You have until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday to check out all the bands and vote for your favorites.

Choose the Cover of 'Rolling Stone'

Once all the votes are in, the top 8 bands will head into the studio to record new songs with a major producer. The second round of voting will begin on March 16th. 

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