Month in Review: The Best of November 2013

A collection of our top 10 poll winners and tracks of the week so you can see the best of November in one place.

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It's time for our monthly roundup of all that was awesome in November. If you missed any of our weekly top 10 polls, or playlists voted by Ultimate Guitar readers, we've got a round up which will knock the pick from your hand. Are you ready?

Top 10 Roundup

Worst Band Reunion: Guns N' Roses

Out of all the disappointing band reunions ever, it was Guns N' Roses returning with just Axl Rose and no one else from the original lineup. See the full list of cringeworthy worst band reunions here.

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Best Female Singer: Stevie Nicks

Fleetwood Mac's Grammy-winning singer wowed you in our top 10 female singers poll.

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Worst Types of Music Fan: Beliebers

Out of every horrible clique of music fan, from hipsters to Insane Clown Posse fans, it was Justin Bieber followers that got your goat up the most. See the top 10 worst types of music fan here.

Best Progressive Metal Band: Opeth

In one of the best sounding and most popular polls of the year, Opeth outshone a stunning top 10 to become your favourite progressive metal band of all time. Well done. See the full list of best progressive rock bands here.

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Tracks of the Month

You have the chance to vote for the best track of the week in our poll to find the best new rock streams on the web. Here's the winners from November. We love hearing your music tips, so feel free to share great tracks that we mission in November in the comments.

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Top News Stories

Are Avenged Sevenfold the next Metallica? They're certainly trying their hardest to seed this idea into the press, and even Asking Alexandria drummer James Cassells is pushing the idea out. What do you think? The Lostprophets frontman is plain evil. He pleaded guilty to the worst crime imaginable, which we don't even want to repeat here. Awful. What a tragedy for music. What would dead rockstars like Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix look like today if they were still alive? These creepy artists impressions will leave you wondering no more. Kerry King says fans aren't ready for Gary Holt to contribute to Slayer yet. Too right - late Jeff Hanneman only died in May, and it's been unsettling this year to see how laser focused King is on Slayer purely as a business. Sure, it's got to be done, but man. Something feels weird about all that, given the tragic circumstance of Hanneman's final years. That's the end of our roundup of November. What were your personal highlights? Tell us about your month in the comments.

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    I still don't get how g'n'r are a reunion. Carrying on with a different line up, yes. But it's not a reunion if there was never a union. This is just axl using the name.
    I like the new Guns n' roses. There, I said it Chinese democracy was a solid album, although a bit overproduced. And I'll probably like the album they'll release in about 15 years from now.
    If Axl Rose would just give his band another name, then it would be a total different story. It's a great rock album, but it's NOT Guns N' Roses
    Never get why people care so much about some stupid name. It's about the music, isn't it?
    It's sort of interesting people say that Guns N Roses should change the name but don't mind that Evanescance, QOTSA etc have only one original member
    QOTSA and Evanescence are both bands practically defined by a single member. Saying that they should change their names is like telling Lemmy he can't call his band Motorhead anymore. Guns N' Roses, on the other hand, was a band which, although there were obviously a couple of frontman egos there, was good because of the combination of all its members. It's the same as how lots of people gave up on Lynyrd Skynyrd after the plane crash and it's morphed into some kind of propaganda machine for the Republican party.
    propaganda machine for the Republican Party?
    Songs about the government taking away our "God & Guns", about how America ain't what it used to be and Johnny van Zant wants to smoke under no smoking signs? I call that propaganda. Regardless, it's something of a digression and since nobody apparently agrees with me I'll happily leave it at that and accept that I'm talking crap - wouldn't be the first time.
    I get what you mean about it being "propaganda", but God & Guns is a great album imo. I'm not American though, and I don't really mind if a band promotes what it believes in. I actually tend to find that when a bands lyrics come from the heart or something they're interested in, they're a lot better than if they pick something generic to write about.
    But those examples are pretty obviously just the one member doing the main contributing, with secondary-ideas coming from the other band members. With GnR, it most certainly is NOT just Axl, yet he feels like keeping the title all to himself. Slash, Duff, and Izzy: The ones that made GnR into the GnR that became famous. Axl sang. That's about it, yet he thinks he deserves it all.
    megadeth also. and im sure lots of people could continue this or even think of some with no consistant members
    oh look, some more trash talk about Guns N Roses, if everyone hates them so much, then just stop talking about them and let Axl and Co get on. They're writing some good music ffs.
    A tragedy for music? It's nothing compared to the tragedy his poor wee victims will grow up with. Some days I utterly loathe you UG...
    "to the worst crime imaginable" I always thought that murder is the worst crime imaginable..
    Well murder tends to be overlooked as punishment or war but I can't think of many people or cultures that have exceptions for child rape. It's a highly taboo subject.
    Danjo's Guitar
    So UG is a family site which is why we censor the f word, but tits are acceptable now? Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining about the tits. The solution is to get rid of the stupid word filters.
    There was never a Guns N' Roses reunion idiots! This lineup has been playing together for years now so get over it. It's not the original and never will be. Feel free to like or hate them but don't make things up!