Rock Band March Madness, Round 3 Recap

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The Round of 16 is officially finished, and tomorrow we move on to the quarterfinals, but before we do that, let’s take a look at what happened this round!

First, here’s yesterday’s results:

Coheed and Cambria’s Welcome Home def. Nine Inch Nails’ The Hand That Feeds (209-129)
Bue Öyster Cult’s (Don’t Fear) The Reaper def. Jet’s Are You Gonna Be My Girl (248-92)

And in the loser’s bracket:

Tribe’s Outside def. The Acro-Brats’ Day Late, Dollar Short (174-133)
KISS’ Detroit Rock City def. Death of the Cool’s Can’t Let Go (241-75)

And now, let’s take a look at the stats!

  • Biggest win (# of votes): The Killers – When You Were Young, 212 votes
  • Biggest win (%): The Killers – When You Were Young, 88.41%
  • Narrowest win: R.E.M. – Orange Crush, 3 votes
  • Most votes for a winner: The Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter, 338 votes
  • Most votes for a loser: Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dani California, 274 votes
  • Least votes for a winner: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps, 155 votes
  • Least votes for a loser: Anarchy Club – Blood Doll, 32 votes
  • Most voted on match: Orange Crush vs. Dani California, 551 votes
  • Least voted on match: Wave of Mutilation vs. Nightmare, 264 votes

Just like the last couple times, we ask you: what was the biggest upset this round? The winner of the last round’s biggest upset was Maps beating Tom Sawyer!

Rock Band March Madness, Round 3: Day 4

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…and then there were 16! We’re nearing the halfway point of Rock Band March Madness, and each bracket is down to just 16 songs! As the matches get harder to call, we have some of the biggest matches yet coming this round!

First, let’s take a look at yesterday’s results:

Boston’s Foreplay/Long Time def. The Smashing Pumpkins’ Cherub Rock(211-70)
Metallica’s Enter Sandman def. Radiohead’s Creep (174-108)

And in the loser’s bracket:

Pixies’ Wave of Mutilation def. Crooked X’s Nightmare (203-61)
Foo Fighters’ Learn to Fly def. Aerosmith’s Train Kept a-Rollin’ (198-83)

And now, let’s look at today’s matches:

Our first match pits a song that toppled a favourite to win against a song that toppled a song that toppled a song that was a favourite to win! It’s Coheed and Cambria’s Welcome Home vs. Nine Inch Nails’ The Hand That Feeds!

Our other match is a battle of two songs that in the last round managed to both defeat songs that are somewhat synonymous with Rock Band as Jet’s Are You Gonna Be My Girl faces Blue Öyster Cult’s (Don’t Fear) The Reaper!


And in the loser’s bracket:

Our first match is a bonus song battle, and depending on the results today, may be the last one of the tournament. It’s Tribe’s Outside taking on The Acro-Brats’ Day Late, Dollar Short!

Our other match pits a song that was menu music for Rock Band 1 against an artist who provided the menu music for Rock Band 3! It’s KISS’ Detroit Rock City vs. Death of the Cool’s Can’t Let Go!


The polls close in 24 hours, and there’s only one way to make sure your favourite gets through: VOTE! There won’t be any matches tomorrow as we look back on the Round of 16.

Rock Band March Madness, Round 3: Day 3

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…and then there were 16! We’re nearing the halfway point of Rock Band March Madness, and each bracket is down to just 16 songs! As the matches get harder to call, we have some of the biggest matches yet coming this round!

First, let’s take a look at yesterday’s results:

Outlaws’ Green Grass and High Tides def. Molly Hatchet’s Flirtin’ with Disaster (160-118)
The Killers’ When You Were Young def. Anarchy Club’s Blood Doll(244-32)

And in the loser’s bracket:

The Strokes’ Reptillia def. OK Go’s Here It Goes Again (164-109)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Maps def. David Bowie’s Suffragette City (155-117)

And now, let’s look at today’s matches:

Our first match has two franchise favourite artists go head to head as Boston’s Foreplay/Long Time goes head to head with The Smashing Pumpkins’ Cherub Rock!

Our other match has two songs that have followed very similar paths. One absolutely dominated the first round only to have a close match in the second, while the other had a close first round, only to absolutely crush in the second. It’s Metallica’s Enter Sandman vs. Radiohead’s Creep!


And in the loser’s bracket:

Our first match pits a band that was still in high school when they first released music against a band that inspired a genre that high schoolers still love to this day as Crooked X’s Nightmare meets Pixies’ Wave of Mutilation!

Our other match pits two of the Rock Band Forums’ heroes against each other when Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters’ Learn to Fly meets Fake Steven Tyler and Aerosmith’s Train Kept a-Rollin’!


The polls close in 24 hours, and there’s only one way to make sure your favourite gets through: VOTE! We’ll be back tomorrow with 2 more awesome matches!

Rock Band March Madness, Round 3: Day 2

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…and then there were 16! We’re nearing the halfway point of Rock Band March Madness, and each bracket is down to just 16 songs! As the matches get harder to call, we have some of the biggest matches yet coming this round!

First, let’s take a look at yesterday’s results:

Deep Purple’s Highway Star def. Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun (239-174)
R.E.M.’s Orange Crush def. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Dani California (277-274)

And in the loser’s bracket:

The Rolling Stones’ Gimme Shelter def. Bon Jovi’s Wanted Dead or Alive (338-203)
Sweet’s The Ballroom Blitz def. Timmy and the Lords of the Underworld (272-121)

And now, let’s look at today’s matches:

Our first match pits two southern rock giants against each other as Molly Hatchet’s Flirtin’ with Disaster does battle with Outlaws’ Green Grass and High Tides!

Our other match puts two songs that have both scored pretty major upsets against each other: It’s Anarchy Club’s Blood Doll vs. The Killers’ When You Were Young!


And in the loser’s bracket:

Our fist match is a modern rock battle featuring two bands that took WAY too long to get more DLC: It’s The Strokes’ Reptillia vs. OK Go’s Here It Goes Again!

Our other match pits a song that was decimated in the first round against a song that scored a pretty decent upset last round as Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Maps takes on David Bowie’s Suffragette City!


The polls close in 24 hours, and there’s only one way to make sure your favourite gets through: VOTE! We’ll be back tomorrow with 2 more awesome matches!

Rock Band March Madness, Round 3: Day 1

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…and then there were 16! We’re nearing the halfway point of Rock Band March Madness, and each bracket is down to just 16 songs! As the matches get harder to call, we have some of the biggest matches yet coming this round!

Let’s look at today’s matches:

One song was part of the most voted on match in the tournament so far, and the other has received more votes than anyone else to date. It’s the end of the line for either Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun or Deep Purple’s Highway Star!

Our other match pits two songs that have dominated nearly everything else in their path before against each other, but the dominant streak will end for either R.E.M.’s Orange Crush or Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Dani California!


And in the loser’s bracket:

Our first match pits two songs that I personally saw as favourites to win the tournament against each other as Bon Jovi’s Wanted Dead or Alive faces The Rolling Stones’ Gimme Shelter!

Our other match has a comedy rock song meet a band that doesn’t seem to take themselves too seriously: it’s Timmy and the Lords of the Underworld vs. Sweet’s The Ballroom Blitz!


The polls close in 24 hours, and there’s only one way to make sure your favourite gets through: VOTE! We’ll be back tomorrow with 2 more awesome matches!

Rock Band March Madness: Round 2 Recap

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Round 2 of Rock Band March Madness has finished, and tomorrow, it’s on to the Round of 16! Just like we did at the end of the last round, let’s look at some stats for this round!

Before we get to that, though, let’s look at yesterday’s results:

Coheed and Cambria’s Welcome Home def. The Mother Hips’ Time We Had (379-84)
Nine Inch Nails’ The Hand That Feeds def. The Who’s Won’t Get Fooled Again (253-249)
Jet’s Are You Gonna Be My Girl def. The Clash’s Should I Stay or Should I Go (222-148)
Blue Öyster Cult’s (Don’t Fear) The Reaper def. Weezer’s Say It Ain’t So (237-119)

And in the loser’s bracket:

Aerosmith’s Train Kept a-Rollin’ def. Freezepop’s Brainpower (179-154)
The Acro-Brats’ Day Late, Dollar Short def. VAGIANT’s Seven (176-127)
KISS’ Detroit Rock City def. Fall Out Boy’s Dead on Arrival (206-121)

And now, let’s look at some stats!

  • Biggest win (number of votes): Molly Hatchet – Flirtin’ with Disaster (416 more votes)
  • Biggest win (%): Molly Hatchet – Flirtin’ with Disaster (85.08%)
  • Most votes for a winner: Molly Hatchet – Flirtin’ with Disaster, 493 votes
  • Most votes for a loser: The Police – Next to You, 283 votes
  • Least votes for a winner: Timmy and the Lords of the Underworld, 171 votes
  • Least votes for a loser: Hole – Celebrity Skin, 62 votes
  • Most voted on match: Blood Doll vs. Next to You, 577 votes
  • Least voted on match: Gimme Shelter vs. Celebrity Skin, 303 votes

Just like last time, we want to know what you think the biggest upset of the round was. The winner of the last week was Time We Had beating Wanted Dead or Alive!