Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Foo Fighters Song?

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The Foo Fighters, circa 1995.
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February 15, 2013 3:00 PM ET

Foo Fighters claim to be on some sort of "hiatus" right now, but you'd never know it from the past couple of weeks. The group has been staging gigs across the country with guests such as Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty and Fear's Lee Ving to celebrate Dave Grohl's new documentary, Sound City. The Sound City Players don't play any Foo Fighters originals, focusing instead on the vast catalogs of their guests.

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Now we have a question for you: What is your favorite Foo Fighters song? Anything from their history is fair game, from early hits like "Monkey Wrench" and "Everlong" to obscurities like "Halo" and "Headwires" to recent radio smashes like "These Days" and "Walk." Vote for whatever you want, but please only vote once and only for a single song. 

You can vote here in the comments, on facebook.com/rollingstone or on Twitter using the #weekend rock hashtag. 

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