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!
Voting in the second round of MTV’s Musical March Madness is underway, with Foo Fighters and Disturbed already slugging it out for supremacy. The winner will face the winner of this next match-up in the Midwest bracket, which lets a handful of underdogs mix it up.
Voting for all second round match-ups will close on Sunday, March 27 at midnight. As always, you can follow all the voting here.
(4) Rise Against vs. (12) Patrick Stump
Rise Against have a well-received new record called Endgame (which is expected to be the top debut on this week’s Billboard album chart), which they rode to a first round victory against Pete Wentz’s new group Black Cards. Wentz missed the opportunity to go up against former bandmate Patrick Stump for the second straight year, as Stump won a tough battle with Neon Trees in round one to advance. Who will survive to make the Sweet 16? Your votes decide it!
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.