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Weekend Rock Question: Who Is the Ultimate Rock & Roll Rebel?

Cast your vote in our weekly poll

June 7, 2013 3:15 PM ET
Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine.
Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine
Rob Verhorst/Redferns

This week, Rolling Stone posted our list of 15 rock and roll rebels. Some were political rebels like Fela Kuti and Czechoslovakia's Plastic People of the Universe, while others were musical rebels like Nirvana and Jerry Lee Lewis. The only thing they had in common was a willingness to defy convention and break down boundaries.

15 Rock & Roll Rebels

Now we have a question for you: Who is your ultimate rock & roll rebel? Define that term any way you see fit, and don't feel confined by our list. You can vote for anyone from Rage Against the Machine and Alice Cooper to "Weird Al" Yankovic. Any group or solo artist that seems rebellious to you qualifies.

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

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