The Whammys 2016: Losers Quarterfinals

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Welcome back to Day 20 of The Whammys!  It’s been a crazy journey, but it’s time to bring this thing to its conclusion.  Only a couple more days of this, and we’ll have our winner!  Here’s yesterday’s results:

WINNERS BRACKET:

The Cranberries – “Zombie” def. Van Halen – “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” (59/26)
Toto – “Africa” def. Van Halen – “Hot for Teacher” (52/33)

Losers have been sent to the losers bracket.

LOSERS BRACKET:

U2 – “Sunday Bloody Sunday” def. Brian Setzer – “Rock This Town” (44/40)
Generation X – “Dancing with Myself” def. The Romantics – “What I Like About You” (44/40)

Losers have been eliminated.

Even though these songs were eliminated, they put up a great fight and made it far.  But we only have room for the best now, so tough decisions must be made.  Today we’ll be eliminating two more songs, to round out the Final Four.

Here are today’s matchups:

U2 – “Sunday Bloody Sunday” vs. Van Halen – “Hot for Teacher”
Van Halen – “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” vs. Generation X – “Dancing with Myself”

Have fun voting!

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The Whammys 2016: Winners Semifinals, Losers Round 9

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Welcome back to Day 19 of The Whammys!  Yesterday had our closest set of matchups yet, with every matchup ending within 5 points of each other.  All songs brought strong support, but only one will move on from each matchup.  Here’s the results:

U2 – “Sunday Bloody Sunday” def. Earth, Wind & Fire – “September” (44/43)
Brian Setzer – “Rock This Town” def. Van Halen – “Runnin’ with the Devil”(44/39)
Generation X – “Dancing with Myself” def. Twisted Sister – “We’re Not Gonna Take It” (44/41)
The Romantics – “What I Like About You” def. Goo Goo Dolls – “Iris” (42/40)

All losers have been eliminated.  Sad to see them go, but they fought well.

We are now in the Top 8, so I would like to take a moment to look back at the performances of our finalists:

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Rock Band Rivals Harmonix Reddit AMA Recap

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A number of Harmonix employees spent time answering questions over on the Rock Band sub-reddit this afternoon to celebrate this week’s launch of the Rock Band Rivals expansion. Below you’ll find a recap of some of their answers (some of them are things that many of us already know, but came up again, so I included them in case others aren’t aware). The AMA does not seem to technically be over, but has slowed down significantly. If anything else of note pops up, we’ll be sure to update this post.

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The Whammys 2016: Losers Round 8

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Welcome back to Day 18 of The Whammys!  We’re almost at the finish line, but we still have a few more rounds left.  Let’s see the results from yesterday:

WINNERS BRACKET:

The Cranberries – “Zombie” def. U2 – “Sunday Bloody Sunday” (51/30)
Van Halen – “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” def. Brian Setzer – “Rock This Town” (42/38)
Van Halen – “Hot for Teacher” def. Generation X – “Dancing with Myself” (42/40)
Toto – “Africa” def. Goo Goo Dolls – “Iris” (55/25)

All losers have been sent to the losers bracket.

LOSERS BRACKET:

Earth, Wind & Fire – “September” def. Belinda Carlisle – “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” (47/33)
Van Halen – “Runnin’ with the Devil” def. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – “Don’t Do Me Like That” (41/37)
Twisted Sister – “We’re Not Gonna Take It” def. Iggy Pop – “Lust for Life” (52/28)
The Romantics – “What I Like About You” def. The Killers – “All These Things That I’ve Done” (44/36)

All losers have been eliminated.

Another upset for me personally, as I thought Tom Petty was gonna survive until at least the Top 4.  “Lust for Life”‘s reign of terror has also come to an end.  It was able to take down two fan favorites in a row with “Road to Nowhere” and “Cryin'”, but it couldn’t pull off a third upset.

Here’s today’s matchups:

U2 – “Sunday Bloody Sunday” vs. Earth, Wind & Fire – “September”
Brian Setzer – “Rock This Town” vs. Van Halen – “Runnin’ with the Devil”
Generation X – “Dancing with Myself” vs. Twisted Sister – “We’re Not Gonna Take It”
Goo Goo Dolls – “Iris” vs. The Romantics – “What I Like About You”

Have fun voting!

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The Whammys 2016: Winners Quarterfinals, Losers Round 7

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Welcome to Day 17 of The Whammys!  We’ve come so far already, but we still have one more week of this left!  Today we’ll be deciding who moves on from the Top 16, but first, here’s yesterday’s results:

Belinda Carlisle – “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” def. Neon Trees – “Everybody Talks” (48/22)
Earth, Wind & Fire – “September” def. U2 – “Pride (In the Name of Love)” (39/32)
Van Halen – “Runnin’ with the Devil” def. Aerosmith – “Love in an Elevator” (39/31)
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – “Don’t Do Me Like That” def. Heart – “What About Love?” (41/28)
Twisted Sister – “We’re Not Gonna Take It” def. Joan Jett – “I Hate Myself for Loving You” (39/32)
Iggy Pop – “Lust for Life” def. Aerosmith – “Cryin'” (36/35)
The Romantics – “What I Like About You” def. Gin Blossoms – “Hey Jealousy” (39/29)
The Killers – “All These Things That I’ve Done” def. Warrant – “Cherry Pie” (47/23)

All losers have been eliminated.

And just like that, much to my surprise, Aerosmith has been completely eliminated!  What’s more, with Neon Trees gone, there are no more songs from the 2010s left in the bracket.  It’s getting harder and harder to predict who will win each round, and I expect this round to be even harder.

Here are today’s matchups:

WINNERS BRACKET:

The Cranberries – “Zombie” vs. U2 – “Sunday Bloody Sunday”
Van Halen – “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” vs. Brian Setzer – “Rock This Town”
Generation X – “Dancing with Myself” vs. Van Halen – “Hot for Teacher”
Goo Goo Dolls – “Iris” vs. Toto – “Africa”

LOSERS BRACKET:

Belinda Carlisle – “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” vs. Earth, Wind & Fire – “September”
Van Halen – “Runnin’ with the Devil” vs. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – “Don’t Do Me Like That”
Twisted Sister – “We’re Not Gonna Take It” vs. Iggy Pop – “Lust for Life”
The Romantics – “What I Like About You” vs. The Killers – “All These Things That I’ve Done”

Have fun voting!

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DLC Playthrough for 10/18: Rivals Pre-Order Songs

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We’ve got 10 brand new songs available today for the launch of the new Rivals expansion pack featuring acts like Skillet, Bring Me the Horizon, Weezer, and Eagle-Eye Cherry! Be sure to take a look at these full band playthrough videos courtesy of the totally awesome Spectro’s Rock Hero! Definitely check out and subscribe to their YouTube channel!

Links to purchase DLC songs online at Xbox.com and Playstation.com are included below for each track. All tracks are $1.99. The Rock Band Rivals Launch Pack is available for $15.99 (XB1/PS4).

Bring Me the Horizon – Happy Song (XB1/PS4)

Capital Cities – Safe and Sound (XB1/PS4)

Eagle-Eye Cherry – Save Tonight (XB1/PS4)

The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather (XB1/PS4)

Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks (XB1/PS4)

Pharrell Williams – Happy (XB1/PS4)

Semisonic – Closing Time (XB1/PS4)

Sia – Chandelier (XB1/PS4)

Skillet – Feel Invincible (XB1/PS4)

Weezer – King of the World (XB1/PS4)