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.
» (1) Linkin Park vs. (8) R.E.M.
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.