MTV’s Musical March Madness: The Elite Eight!

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!

Just when you thought MTV’s Musical March Madness couldn’t get any crazier, the Elite Eight has come around to raise the stakes. There have already been a number of lead changes and shifts in momentum in all four of the Elite Eight match-ups, and they will probably all go down to the wire when the voting closes Thursday night (March 31) at midnight. The Final Four will be revealed on Friday (April 1), and voting will run through the weekend leading up to Monday’s (April 4) championship game. Any one of the bands left could win.

Voting for all Elite Eight match-ups will close on Thursday, March 31 at midnight. As always, you can follow all the voting here.

Midwest

» (6) Coheed and Cambria vs. (9) Disturbed

West

» (3) Green Day vs. (5) Panic! at the Disco

South

» (5) Paramore vs. (14) Tokio Hotel

East

» (3) My Chemical Romance vs. (16) Sum 41

Watch the latest update on all the Elite Eight action!

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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.