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Open Thread: Who Is L.A.’s Greatest Band?

L.A. has spawned too many legends to count, from War to Guns n' Roses to Rage Against the Machine to the Germs. We'd love to know who your #1 is.

A shot of the iconic Rainbow Bar and Grill and Roxy on Sunset Boulevrd, Los Angeles

A shot of the iconic Rainbow Bar and Grill and the Roxy on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles. Photo by Vicente A./Flickr Creative Commons

As the U.S. capital of entertainment, both corporate and deeply underground, L.A. has birthed some of history's most incredible bands. From the inner city eclecticism of War to the dark roadhouse psychedelia of the Doors to the gutter hair metal of G'N'F'N'R to the darker art-school psychedelia of Jane's Addiction to the addled chaos of the Germs to the necro-demonic hardcore of Slayer to the punishing progression of Rage Against the Machine to... we could really go on for days.

But we're eager to hear the opinions of our members. Who do you think is L.A.'s greatest band? Let us know your #1 of all time right here in our comments.

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