1) The Rebels were a surf rock band from Buffalo, NY. They were also known as The Rockin' Rebels. The Rebels formed in 1958. They recorded their most known well known song Wild Weekend in 1961. The original band consisted of Jim and Mick Kipler, Tom Gorman and Paul Balon.
2) The Rebels were a 60's garage rock band from Iran.
Before Prince formed The Time, he considered using his backing band as a side-project called The Rebels. The 1979 project was a group effort, with songs being written and sung by the various members. Read more on Last.fm