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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Greatest Rock Documentary?

Cast your vote in our weekly poll

'The Last Waltz', 'Stop Making Sense' and 'No Direction Home'
MGM, Palm Pictures, Paramount Pictures
September 28, 2012 3:40 PM ET

On November 15th HBO will broadcast Crossfire Hurricane, a new documentary chronicling the 50-year career of the Rolling Stones. The film is the latest in a pretty amazing run of rock documentaries to come out over the past few years, from Iron Maiden and Rush to Bob Dylan and George Harrison. 

That brings us to a question: what is your favorite rock documentary of all time? Feel free to go with a classic like The Last Waltz, or more obscure films like The Devil and Daniel Johnston or Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)? Please vote only once, and only for a single documentary – 13,000 votes for Spice Girls: Giving You Everything will seem highly suspect.

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

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