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 Sweet 16 is almost entirely rolled out, and the next step is the East region. Perhaps the most unpredictable of all the portions of this tournament, the East is completely up for grabs. Who will make the final push to the Final Four?
Voting for all Sweet 16 match-ups will close on Tuesday, March 29 at midnight. As always, you can follow all the voting here.
(4) The Strokes vs. (16) Sum 41
Sum 41′s run through the first two rounds has been incredible, as they have taken down fellow Canadians Arcade Fire and then laid waste to international superstars Coldplay. Their next challenge? The Strokes, who have ridden the positive vibes surrounding their new album Angles to a Sweet 16 berth after besting fellow indie stars MGMT and Phoenix. Will they make a stand for New York, or will Canada continue to rule? Vote now!
Check out Dick Bagwell and Vincent Twice previewing the Sweet 16!
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.