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Rock Band March Madness II: Day 1
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Rock Band March Madness II: Day 1


It’s that time of year again! For those who don’t remember, last year we held a Rock Band March Madness tournament where you guys voted on the Rock Band setlist in an effort to determine what the best song in Rock Band was. We’re bringing it back this year, but since we looked at Rock Band last year, this year we’re moving forward and talking a look at Rock Band 2!

A quick note about the bracket. I’m using Challonge to make the bracket happen, and because of the number of songs in Rock Band 2’s setlist, it had to generate a bunch of byes. 44 to be exact. That means that there are a bunch of matchups already in place that won’t be taking place until Round 2, and all the winners from this round will be moving on to face songs that haven’t had match-ups yet. Because of this, in the interest of fairness, the Loser’s Bracket will be made up of the songs that lost in Round 1 AND Round 2.

With that out of the way, let’s take a look at our first set of match-ups!

Kicking off the tournament, it’s two fantastic arena rock tunes as Journey’s Any Way You Want It takes on Bang Camaro’s Night Lies!

Next up, two favourites from the early tiers face off with Alice in Chains’ Man in the Box facing off against Modest Mouse’s Float On!

Our next match-up pits one of the easiest guitar songs against one of the hardest with L7’s Pretend We’re Dead going head to head with Kansas’ Carry On Wayward Son!

The next match is a bassist’s dream as Soundgarden’s Spoonman faces Motörhead’s Ace of Spades ’08!

Finally, we have two stars of the 90s meeting as Beck’s E-Pro does battle with The Muffs’ Kids in America!

All that’s left to decide is who will win, so it’s time to get voting! Polls close in 24 hours, when 5 more matches will be brought to you.

4 Responses to “Rock Band March Madness II: Day 1”

  • firedoom666 says:

    cool I totally forgot about the March Madness stuff. Here is my thoughts

    Journey’s Any Way You Want It vs Bang Camaro’s Night Lies

    Hard choice but Journey is too good

    Alice in Chains’ Man vs Modest Mouse’s Float On

    Another one where I love both songs, but Float On is just a much more fun song.

    L7’s Pretend We’re Dead vs Kansas’ Carry On Wayward Son

    I like Pretend We’re Dead but it pales in comparison to Carry On Wayward Son

    Soundgarden’s Spoonman vs Motörhead’s Ace of Spades ’08

    I hate Soundgarden so it was an easy choice

    Beck’s E-Pro vs The Muffs’ Kids in America

    I dislike E-Pro and kinda like Kids in America, so the later gets my vote

  • VolTRH says:

    Journey wins, hands down. Damn, do I miss this song.

    “Man in the Box” is good, but “Float On” just edges out on musical quality alone.

    “Pretend We’re Dead” is good, but nowhere near “Carry On Wayward Son”. It’s not even a contest there.

    “Ace of Spades” is one of my most-played songs, it just rocks so much. “Spoonman” I rarely play.

    I think I played “E-Pro” once, couldn’t tell you how the song went. The Muffs are the type of punk that I really like and is barely represented in Rock Band. So I’ll go with that one.

  • Dananon says:

    Any Way You Want It
    Float On
    Carry On Wayward Son

  • JOD says:

    Pretty amazed at how close it is between Man in the Box and Float On. Man in the Box is loads better. Same with E-Pro