Wednesday Question: Best Rock Duos?

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Screw those loner DJs; rock music is all about collaboration, bringing the best musical minds together to make a bigger and smarter noise than all those dumbed-down laptop genres.

But even in a full band lineup, there's often a relationship between two members which is so strong that it brings the band together and helps them make better music than ever.

This week's question is:

What are the best rock duos of all time?

There's so many great partnerships in rock that it's hard to know where to start. Jack and Meg White became garage rock icons, Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi made Black Sabbath sound utterly unique, and Simon and Garfunkel will go down in time as a truly great pair of songwriters (even if we wish they rocked a little harder).

You could even go for the anti-vote and suggest Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, if you want to stir things up.

Post one nomination per comment, and remember to up vote others that you agree with. Good luck!

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    Dave Mustaine and his ego.
    Shall I just get it out the way? Bill & Ted
    Layne Staley and Jerry Cantrell
    John Lennon and Paul McCartney
    David Gilmour and Roger Waters.
    Simon and Garfunkel (Folk Rock!)
    My vote goes to Tankian & Malakian. Two genious songwriters, both with their really unique styles. They both have successful careers of their own, but when their styles collide, magic happens. Plus their harmony singing on almost every System tune is wicked...
    You can't just name two people in a band, that's not a duo... Everly Brothers, Hall & Oates, Steely Dan, White Stripes and my personal favourite Tears for Fears. Those are duos.
    Dio and Ritche Blackmore!
    Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood
    As much as I love Radiohead, all six of them (I'm including Godrich here) are vital to the band in some way.
    Honestly I could have put any numerous combinations of the members of Radiohead and still have a solid duo
    I respect that, but the music they produce doesn't come from any two of them alone. Try and imagine Radiohead without Colin's awesome basslines, for example.
    Kudos for giving a shout-out to such a great band though. You still get my upvote.
    Sorry sorry sorry, I was drunk and I hit the wrong button, I wanted to upvote you :'(
    C'mon people, It may be a cliche, but this still deserves to win.
    They even put their guitars up there as the profile pic. They have to win. The Beatles were what people refer to nowadays as a supergroup. 4 AMAZING musicans and composers in one group. They are so inspiring and their music is mind blowing.
    Without a shadow of a doubt. The music they created together will never be bettered y nobody
    There are so many great duos in the history of rock music, but in all honesty, if you had to name just one, I can't see it being anyone else than John Lennon and Paul McCartney.