It’s Musical March Madness! The sprawling bracket — both a parody and a tribute to the NCAA basketball tournament, masterminded by MTV News’ James Montgomery — takes the 65 biggest names in rock, splits them up into four regions, assigns them seeds and puts them up against one another in a single-elimination series of match-ups in a winner-take-all contest. We’re leaving it to you to decide an actual champ in this field of 65. Over the next few weeks, we will present a series of polls that will allow you to vote for the match-ups presented in MTV News’ Band Bracketology. You vote for the winners, we’ll keep advancing the seeds and, in the end, we’ll have some sort of champion. What will the winner receive? Little more than our esteem (as well as that of the fans) and some Internet bragging rights.
We’ve come an awfully long way, but at 10 p.m. on Tuesday night (April 6), the voting in MTV’s Musical March Madness will finally come to a close. Only one band will remain standing, besting the 64 other groups involved in one of the wildest events on the Internet (at least for the past three weeks). Voting for the finals has been going on since yesterday, with over 80,000 votes cast so far. But who will stand tall as the MTV Musical March Madness champion?