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!

Rock Band March Madness, Round 2: Day 4

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Welcome back to Rock Band March Madness! 26 songs have been eliminated already, and the match-ups are just going to get tougher now! It’s time to start the second round of RockBandAide’s inaugural Rock Band March Madness!

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

Boston’s Foreplay/Long Time def. Garbage’s I Think I’m Paranoid (381-75)
The Smashing Pumpkins’ Cherub Rock def. Bang Camaro’s Pleasure (Pleasure) (263-238)
Metallica’s Enter Sandman def. Iron Maiden’s Run to the Hills (277-173)
Radiohead’s Creep def. Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives’ I Get By (367-82)

And in the loser’s bracket:

Pixies’ Wave of Mutilation def. Flyleaf’s I’m So Sick (242-189)
Foo Fighters’ Learn to Fly def. The Hives’ Main Offender (348-78)

Now, let’s take a look at today’s match-ups!

Our first match pits a song that scored what might be the biggest upset victory in the first round against one of the most requested artists this side of Muse. Can The Mother Hips’ Time We Had do it again against Coheed and Cambria’s Welcome Home?

Next, two songs that get a lot of play over at Rock Band Parties battle as Nine Inch Nails’ The Hand That Feeds takes on The Who’s Won’t Get Fooled Again!

The third match brings in our final seeded song to do battle with a song that had just under 90% of the votes as Jet’s Are You Gonna Be My Girl goes head to head with The Clash’s Should I Stay or Should I Go!

Finally, two of the most dominant songs of the last round will go head to head as Blue Öyster Cult’s (Don’t Fear) The Reaper faces Weezer’s Say It Ain’t So!




Also starting this round, we have a losers bracket! Did your favourite song lose in the first round? Well, now you have the opportunity to redeem them! Here’s today’s match-ups in the loser’s bracket:

First off, two wildly different song that only barely lost go head to head as Freezepop’s Brainpower faces Aerosmith’s Train Kept a-Rollin’!

Next, it’s the battle of the bonus songs as VAGIANT’s Seven does battle with The Acro-Brats’ Day Late, Dollar Short!

Finally, two fan favourites that I’m personally surprised didn’t win face off as KISS’ Detroit Rock City meets Fall Out Boy’s Dead on Arrival!



Just remember, like the last round, there won’t be any matches tomorrow, but we’ll bring you a recap of the tournament so far!

Rock Band March Madness, Round 2: Day 3

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Welcome back to Rock Band March Madness! 26 songs have been eliminated already, and the match-ups are just going to get tougher now! It’s time to start the second round of RockBandAide’s inaugural Rock Band March Madness!

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

Molly Hatchet’s Flirtin’ With Disaster def. The Konks’ 29 Fingers (493-77)
Outlaws’ Green Grass and High Tide def. Faith No More’s Epic (375-166)
Anarchy Club’s Blood Doll def. The Police’s Next to You (294-283)
The Killers’ When You Were Young def. Black Sabbath’s Paranoid (399-155)

And in the loser’s bracket:

Sweet’s The Ballroom Blitz def. Beastie Boys’ Sabotage (366-155)
OK Go’s Here It Goes Again def. Mountain’s Mississippi Queen (196-165)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Maps def. Rush’s Tom Sawyer (306-240)

Now, let’s take a look at today’s match-ups!

First off, Garbage’s I Think I’m Paranoid makes its debut as it faces Boston’s Foreplay/Long Time!

Next, two songs that scored what could be considered “upset” victories do battle as Bang Camaro’s Pleasure (Pleasure) takes on The Smashing Pumpkins’ Cherub Rock!

The next match pits two metal masterpieces against each other when Metallica’s Enter Sandman goes head to head with Iron Maiden’s Run to the Hills!

Finally, two wildly different songs meet as Radiohead’s Creep faces Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives’ I Get By!




Also starting this round, we have a losers bracket! Did your favourite song lose in the first round? Well, now you have the opportunity to redeem them! Here’s today’s match-ups in the loser’s bracket:

First off, two decently popular acts who just barely lost in the first round meet as Flyleaf’s I’m So Sick takes on Pixies’ Wave of Mutilation!

Our other match pits two Y2K-era tracks against each other as The Hives’ Main Offender battles Foo Fighters’ Learn to Fly!


Rock Band March Madness, Round 2: Day 2

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Welcome back to Rock Band March Madness! 26 songs have been eliminated already, and the match-ups are just going to get tougher now! It’s time to start the second round of RockBandAide’s inaugural Rock Band March Madness!

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

Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun def. Queens of the Stone Age’s Go With the Flow (221-170)
Deep Purple’s Highway Star def. Nirvana’s In Bloom (226-107)
R.E.M.’s Orange Crush def. Ramones’ Blitzkrieg Bop (223-154)
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Dani California def. Stone Temple Pilots’ Vasoline (225-103)

And in the loser’s bracket:

The Rolling Stones’ Gimme Shelter def. Hole’s Celebrity Skin (238-62)
Timmy and the Lords of the Underworld def. The New Pornographers’ The Electric Version (171-151)

Now, let’s take a look at today’s match-ups!

First off, we have a bonus song going up against some southern rock when The Konks’ 29 Fingers goes against Molly Hatchet’s Flirtin’ With Disaster!

Next, two songs that were in incredibly close matches the last round will battle as Faith No More’s Epic takes on Outlaws’ Green Grass and High Tides!

Our next match-up pits a seeded song against a song that dominated last round as The Police’s Next to You takes on Anarchy Club’s Blood Doll!

Finally, two fan favourites go head to head as The Killers’ When You Were Young faces Black Sabbath’s Paranoid!




Also starting this round, we have a losers bracket! Did your favourite song lose in the first round? Well, now you have the opportunity to redeem them! Here’s today’s match-ups in the loser’s bracket:

First off, two songs that put up a great showing in the last round go head to head as Sweet’s The Ballroom Blitz takes on Beastie Boys’ Sabotage!

Next, it’s a classic going against a modern track as Mountain’s Mississippi Queen faces OK Go’s Here It Goes Again!

Finally, two songs that were only barely defeated look for redemption as Rush’s Tom Sawyer battles Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Maps!



Rock Band March Madness, Round 2: Day 1

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Welcome back to Rock Band March Madness! 26 songs have been eliminated already, and the match-ups are just going to get tougher now! It’s time to start the second round of RockBandAide’s inaugural Rock Band March Madness!

Now, let’s take a look at today’s match-ups!

First off, the winner of the most voted on match of the first round goes up against a first time competitor as Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun takes on Queens of the Stone Age’s Go With the Flow!

Next, two of the most dominant victors from the last round go agaisnt each other as Nirvana’s In Bloom goes head to head with Deep Purple’s Highway Star!

Our next match pits two popular songs from the game face to face as Ramones’ Blitzkrieg Bop takes on R.E.M.’s Orange Crush!

Finally, two songs that won with around 60% of the vote go head to head when Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Dani California goes against Stone Temple Pilots’ Vasoline!




Also starting this round, we have a losers bracket! Did your favourite song lose in the first round? Well, now you have the opportunity to redeem them! Here’s today’s match-ups in the loser’s bracket:

Our first match features two songs that both originally lost to 90s grunge songs as The Rolling Stones’ Gimme Shelter faces Hole’s Celebrity Skin!

The other match today brings back two songs that had two of the largest defeats in the first round when Timmy and the Lords of the Underworld go against The New Pornographers’ The Electric Version!


Rock Band March Madness: Round 1 Recap

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Now that the first round of Rock Band March Madness has ended, today seems like a good day to take a break from the voting and give a recap and some stats on the round!

Before we get to those, however, let’s look at today’s results:

Day 5 featured A LOT of absolute blowouts. In fact, today probably could have been called within 5 minutes. Most of the losers recieved less than 100 votes That said, we DID see a pretty major upset as Bon Jovi lost to The Mother Hips! The only other moderately close match was Nine Inch Nails vs. The Strokes.

The Mother Hips’ Time We Had def. Bon Jovi’s Wanted Dead or Alive (385-360)
Nine Inch Nails’ The Hand That Feeds def. The Strokes’ Reptillia (411-236)
The Who’s Won’t Get Fooled Again def. David Bowie’s Suffragette City (554-86)
The Clash’s Should I Stay or Should I Go def. Crooked X’s Nightmare (561-80)
Blue Öyster Cult’s (Don’t Fear) The Reaper def. Tribe’s Outside (586-57)
Weezer’s Say It Ain’t So def. Death of the Cool’s Can’t Let Go (581-55)

And now, let’s look at the stats!

  • Biggest win (number of votes): Weezer – Say It Ain’t So (91.35% of the votes)
  • Biggest win (%): Blue Öyster Cult – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper (529 more votes)
  • Most votes for a winner: Deep Purple – Highway Star, 633 votes
  • Most votes for a loser: Sweet – The Ballroom Blitz, 387 votes
  • Least votes for a winner: Stone Temple Pilots – Vasoline, 221 votes
  • Least votes for a loser: VAIGANT – Seven, 54 votes
  • Most voted on match: Black Hole Sun vs. Gimme Shelter, 798 votes
  • Least voted on match: Vasoline vs. Mississippi Queen 345 votes

Now, we said that there wouldn’t be any voting, but we sort of lied about that. We want to know what you think the biggest upset so far is!