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 Elite Eight is now entirely open for business, with the East regional final representing the last of the new round of MTV’s Musical March Madness. The winner will join the champs of the Midwest, West and South regions in the Final Four in a quest for all the marbles.
Voting for all Elite Eight match-ups will close on Thursday, March 31 at midnight. As always, you can follow all the voting here.
(3) My Chemical Romance vs. (16) Sum 41
One of the favorites even before the tournament started, My Chemical Romance have fulfilled much of their potential, as they have plowed through three rounds of the tournament besting the likes of titans like Rage Against the Machine and Radiohead. Standing in between them and their second straight appearance in the Final Four is Sum 41, the tournament’s biggest underdog. They have defied their low seed by upsetting the top-seeded Arcade Fire, international superstars Coldplay and indie darlings the Strokes. MCR represent their strongest competition yet, but the Canadians seem game to take on anybody at any time. Who will end up in the Final Four? Your votes will decide it!
Watch the latest update on all the Elite Eight action!
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.