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jason gregory
13:10 9th June 2008

Freddie Mercury, guitarist Jimi Hendrix, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist flea and drummer Keith Moon would make up the ultimate rock band, a new survey has found.

The survey, which asked readers of Gigwise to compile their ideal band line up, dead or alive, was topped by former Queen star Mercury.

The singer polled 35% of the vote, which was 20% more than Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger (15%) and 25% ahead of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain (10%).

Hendrix was also a comprehensive favourite in the guitarist category, chosen by readers ahead of Slash and Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.

The rest of the fantasy group's line up was bassist Flea, who beat Sir Paul McCartney, and former Who star Moon.

The poll, which coincided with the release of the video game Rock Band, also crowned the moment when Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a bat as rock music's most outrageous stunt.

Meanwhile, Mercury was also recognised in the Best Rock Gig Ever category for his performance at Live Aid with Queen.

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