It’s MTV’s second annual Musical March Madness! MTV News took the 64 biggest names in rock, split them up into four regions, assigned 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 64, so over the next few weeks, fan voting will determine who will emerge as this year’s champion. It’s all about the fans, and the artist with the most passionate fan base will score the awesome Musical March Madness trophy!
Welcome to the second round of MTV’s Musical March Madness tournament! The first round was a thrilling one, filled with some surprise domination and a handful of amazing upsets. To kick off the round of 32, we begin once again in the Midwest bracket, where some of the strongest contenders will battle for spots in the Elite Eight.
Voting for all second round match-ups will close on Sunday, March 27 at midnight. As always, you can follow all the voting here.
(1) Foo Fighters vs. (9) Disturbed
In the first round, the Damned Things looked to play spoiler early (they jumped out to an early lead), but ultimately they couldn’t hold off the power of the Foos. They’ll square off against a surprisingly stout Disturbed team, who knocked Dave Matthews Band all over the court in a rout. Will they be able to continue riding this wave of success, or will Dave Grohl’s band reinforce their top seeding? Only your votes can decide!
Watch the breakdown of the first round and a preview of round two!
Check out the Musical March Madness bracket and be take a look at the hoops-centric photos of some of the tournament’s biggest bands.