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An elite group of individuals, blessed with some of the world’s most remarkable talents.

That description could easily be used to describe the superheros making up the Avengers. But it also applies to the many musicians who have contributed their work to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (commonly referred to as MCU) over the years.

It didn't take long for rock music to make itself heard in this universe, as future Iron Man Tony Stark showed off his latest high-tech weapons systems while blasting AC/DC's "Back in Black" during the opening scene of 2008's Iron Man, the first movie in the series.

Throughout Marvel’s cannon of films, music has played many key roles. Songs have established a movie’s era, accentuated a character’s persona and even provided the occasional inside joke.

Additionally, artists’ contributions to the MCU aren't limited to just music. Several high-profile stars have made cameos in Marvel films, some of which you may have missed.

We pored through every MCU film since Iron Man, and assembled this elite list of greatest rock moments. Two more entries in the series -- Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home -- are set to open in 2019, so look for future updates.

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