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NME May 10th 2006: Rocks 50 Greatest Heroes

Rocks 50 Greatest Heroes

In this week's special edition of NME we count down the top fifty rock 'n' roll heroes of all time, of which Kurt Kobain has been voted the ultimate hero by NME readers.

Also featuring in the NME's heroes poll are stars including Liam Gallagher, Morrissey, Peter Doherty, David Bowie, Ian Brown, Joe Strummer, Matt Bellamy, John Lennon, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Arctic Monkeys Alex Turner.

  1. Kurt Cobain
  2. Pete Doherty
  3. Morrissey
  4. Liam Gallagher
  5. Carl Barat
  6. Thom Yorke
  7. Noel Gallagher
  8. David Bowie
  9. Ian Brown
  10. Ian Curtis
  11. Richey Edwards
  12. Jack White
  13. Joe Strummer
  14. Matt Bellamy

Elvis was a hero to most, but he never meant shit in intergalactic combat situations. Without magic powers or bionic add-ons, most other humans never get to reach Matt Bellamy`s standard of superhero. At the helm of Muse since he was 17, a decade later and king strange is still at it-turning out a perfect Prince falsetto over a slick serpentine bass on viper-hipped comeback jam `Supermassive Black Hole (song)`

Mose herioic moment-Winning over a field of hippies at Glastonbury 2004.

Speech!-On his jet pack:"It`s one of the best things i`ve ever experienced. It spins around, you take off, you fly and you feel like you`re the next step up the evolutionary ladder. I`ve been up to 3,000ft in it.

Anthem-Stockholm Syndrome

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