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Weekend Rock Question: What’s the Best Rock Biopic?

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Get On Up James Brown

Jill Scott as Dede and Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in 'Get On Up.'

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The James Brown biopic Get On Up hits theaters this weekend, and so far the critics have been fairly kind. The Mick Jagger-produced movie has a respectable 79 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and even though it's going to get creamed by Guardians of the Galaxy, it's still likely to do pretty decent business over the next few weeks.

Now we have a question for you: What is the greatest rock biopic of all time? That obviously excludes all documentaries and movies about fictional acts like This Is Spinal Tap and Walk Hard. That leaves plenty of stellar movies, including Ray, Walk The Line, The Buddy Holly Story, La Bamba and many others. Vote for whatever rock biopic you want, but please only vote once and only for a single movie.

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

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