MTV’s Musical March Madness: The Second Round!

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 entirety of the second round of MTV’s Musical March Madness is now open, which means you can vote for all the match-ups that will decide the members of the Sweet 16. Many of the second round battles are exceptionally tight (including the tilt between U2 and Green Day, as well as the war unfolding between Rise Against and Patrick Stump), which is why you should take advantage of the fact that voting will be open until Sunday, March 27 at midnight. We’ll reveal the Sweet 16 on Monday, March 28, but in the meantime, here’s your easy one-stop shop for second round pairings.

Midwest

» (1) Foo Fighters vs. (9) Disturbed

» (4) Rise Against vs. (12) Patrick Stump

» (3) Vampire Weekend vs. (6) Coheed and Cambria

» (2) Avenged Sevenfold vs. (7) The Black Keys

West

» (1) 30 Seconds to Mars vs. (8) Pearl Jam

» (4) Florence and the Machine vs. (5) Panic! at the Disco

» (3) Green Day vs. (6) U2

» (2) Blink-182 vs. (7) Red Hot Chili Peppers

South

» (1) Linkin Park vs. (8) R.E.M.

» (4) Kings of Leon vs. (5) Paramore

» (11) Adele vs. (14) Tokio Hotel

» (2) Muse vs. (7) Weezer

East

» (8) Coldplay vs. (16) Sum 41

» (4) The Strokes vs. (5) Phoenix

» (3) My Chemical Romance vs. (11) Rage Against the Machine

» (2) Radiohead vs. (7) Owl City

Watch the breakdown of the first round and a preview of round two!

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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.