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Rock + Politics Quiz

"Shut up and rock!" That's what you'll hear from the crowd when rock stars start shooting off their mouths about politics. But they're not always going to do what we say, are they? Whether they think they have an influence or not, some musicians are known for spouting their political beliefs. How well do you know your favorite star's political leanings? Match the rock star to their political quote.  Answers below...no peeking. [gallery] 1. "You see, idealism detached from action is just a dream. But idealism allied with pragmatism, with rolling up your sleeves and making the world bend a bit, is very exciting. It's very real. It's very strong." 2.“Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed.” 3.“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” 4. "I fear that our true motivation is about oil and our own flailing economy; about the failure to destroy Al Qaeda and about revenge." 5. "We're not a political band. We don't want to tell people what to do or what to think. We just want to tell them to think." Answers: 1. Bono 2. Bruce Springsteen 3. Jimi Hendrix 4. Dave Matthews 5. Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)

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