The 4th of July is a time to celebrate our nation's independence with family and friends. Barbeques and fireworks normally highlight the birth of the United States and our freedom. Our freedom has been highlighted and celebrated in song by some amazing hard rock and heavy metal acts. As we celebrate an American Pride Weekend here on the Hawk, here are some songs that you should add to your playlist to rock out to as we celebrate the 4th of July.

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    Metallica - 'Don't Tread on Me'

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    Alice Cooper - 'Freedom'

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    Iced Earth - 'Declaration Day'

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    Sammy Hagar - 'V.O.A.'

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    Damn Yankees - 'Don't Tread on Me'

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    Night Ranger - 'You Can Still) Rock in America'

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    Soundgarden - '4th of July'

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    Rage Against the Machine - 'Freedom'

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    Def Leppard - 'Hello America'

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    Rob Zombie - 'We're an American Band'

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    David Lee Roth - 'Yankee Rose'

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    Y&T - 'All American Boy'