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!
The second round is quickly becoming contentious, and there are a number of routs and upsets going down all over the place. Both bands in this particular match-up have shown they want to win, so this one should be no exception.
Voting for all second round match-ups will close on Sunday, March 27 at midnight. As always, you can follow all the voting here.
(3) Green Day vs. (6) U2
Adam Lambert had a surprising surge in 2010’s Musical March Madness tournament, but this time around he couldn’t build enough of a front to get out of the first round against Green Day. The Berkeley punk legends take on U2 in the second round, following the Irish quartet’s victory over Ke$ha in the opening round. Which one of these former collaborators (on “The Saints Are Coming”) will survive to play again? Vote and find out!
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.