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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Metal Band of All Time?

Cast your vote in our weekly readers' poll

October 28, 2011 3:55 PM ET
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James Hetfield of Metallica performs at the Rock in Rio Festival.
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Metal fans are arguably the most intense and loyal in all of popular music. If you're into a metal band, the odds are good that they are a pretty big part of your life. So this week's question should yield some interesting results: What is the best metal band of all time?

You can vote here in the comments, on facebook.com/rollingstone or on Twitter with the #weekendrock hashtag.

Last week we asked you to name your favorite song by Coldplay, and we compiled the results in this top 10 list.

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