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!

Dance Central: Spotlight DLC for 3/17

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The legacy DLC continues to hit Dance Central: Spotlight this week on the Xbox Live Store:

Legacy Songs

  • Kevin Rudolf ft. Lil’ Wayne – Let It Rock

 

Rock Band March Madness: Day 5

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Welcome to a new (hopefully) annual feature on RockBandAide that we call Rock Band March Madness (because, hey, everyone else seems to be doing it and we wanted in on the fun)!

The premise is simple: All 58 songs from the setlist of the original Rock Band were thrown in to a tournament bracket generator and randomly seeded. They were placed in match-ups pitting one song against another, where you will have 24 hours to vote on the best song. The winner of each match-up goes to the next round where they’ll be pitted against another winner (or in the case of six songs, a song that got a bye to the second round because of the way the seeding worked), and this will continue until one song is crowned the winner of the inaugural Rock Band March Madness!

Before getting to today’s matches, let’s look at the winners of yesterday:

There weren’t too many close matches today, except for one, which saw our first case of a bonus song beating a main setlist song! We also saw the biggest landslide yet when Metallica took on VAIGANT.

The Smashing Pumpkins’ Cherub Rock def. Aerosmith’s Train Kept a-Rollin’ (328-152)
Metallica’s Enter Sandman def. VAIGANT’s Seven (427-54)
Iron Maiden’s Run to the Hills def. The Acro-Brats’ Day Late, Dollar Short (347-191)
Radiohead’s Creep def. KISS’ Detroit Rock City (318-177)
Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives’ I Get By def. Fall Out Boy’s Dead on Arrival (302-289)

Cherub Rock will face Bang Camaro’s Pleasure (Pleasure), which won yesterday, while Enter Sandman and Run to the Hills will square off, and Creep will take on I Get By!

And now, without further ado, let’s take a look at today’s match-ups!

We kick off today with two of my personal favourites as Bon Jovi’s Wanted Dead or Alive takes on The Mother Hips’ Time We Had!

Next, it’s a modern rock-off when The Strokes’ Reptillia takes on Nine Inch Nails’ The Hand That Feeds!

From modern rock, we go to classic rock when The Who’s Won’t Get Fooled Again goes up against David Bowie’s Suffragette City!

Next, a band with an MTV special takes on a band who were often featured in the early days of MTV when Crooked X’s Nightmare faces The Clash’s Should I Stay or Should I Go!

Next, a classic rock band takes on the oldest bonus song as Blue Öyster Cult’s (Don’t Fear) The Reaper goes head to head with Tribe’s Outside!

Finally, we have two songs that always seem to show up for me as Death of the Cool’s Can’t Let Go takes on Weezer’s Say It Ain’t So!






That’s all for Round 1! We’re going to take a one day break, and on Wednesday, we’ll be back with the start of the next round!

Rock Band March Madness: Day 4

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Welcome to a new (hopefully) annual feature on RockBandAide that we call Rock Band March Madness (because, hey, everyone else seems to be doing it and we wanted in on the fun)!

The premise is simple: All 58 songs from the setlist of the original Rock Band were thrown in to a tournament bracket generator and randomly seeded. They were placed in match-ups pitting one song against another, where you will have 24 hours to vote on the best song. The winner of each match-up goes to the next round where they’ll be pitted against another winner (or in the case of six songs, a song that got a bye to the second round because of the way the seeding worked), and this will continue until one song is crowned the winner of the inaugural Rock Band March Madness!

Before getting to today’s matches, let’s look at the winners of yesterday:

A lot of the matches were very one-sided, barring the Anarchy Club/Flyleaf match, which had less than 10 votes separating them!

Anarchy Club’s Blood Doll def. Flyleaf’s I’m So Sick (275-269)
The Killers’ When You Were Young def. Pixies’ Wave of Mutilation (283-128)
Black Sabbath’s Paranoid def. The Hives’ Main Offender (295-113)
Boston’s Foreplay/Long Time def. Foo Fighters’ Learn to Fly (293-124)
Bang Camaro’s Pleasure (Pleasure) def. Freezepop’s Brainpower (249-148)

Blood Doll will go on to face the seeded song Next to You by The Police, while When You Were Young will tackle Paranoid, and Foreplay/Long Time will go up against another seeded song, I Think I’m Paranoid by Garbage. As for Pleasure (Pleasure), their opponent will be decided today!

And now, without further ado, let’s take a look at today’s match-ups!

First off, we have Real Billy Corgan facing Fake Steven Tyler as The Smashing Pumpkins’ Cherub Rock takes on Aerosmith’s Train Kept a-Rollin’!

Next, mainstream metal goes against underground punk as Metallica’s Enter Sandman takes on VAIGANT’s Seven!

Up next, employees of WaveGroup take on employees of Harmonix when Iron Maiden’s Run to the Hills goes head to head with The Acro-Brats’ Day Late, Dollar Short!

Our next match-up pits two of the most popular songs in the game against each other when KISS’ Detroit Rock City meets Radiohead’s Creep!

Finally, pop punk takes on surf rock as Fall Out Boy’s Dead on Arrival takes on Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives’ I Get By!





All that’s left to decide is who will win, so it’s time to get voting! Polls close in 24 hours, when 6 more matches will be brought to you.

Rock Band March Madness: Day 3

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Welcome to a new (hopefully) annual feature on RockBandAide that we call Rock Band March Madness (because, hey, everyone else seems to be doing it and we wanted in on the fun)!

The premise is simple: All 58 songs from the setlist of the original Rock Band were thrown in to a tournament bracket generator and randomly seeded. They were placed in match-ups pitting one song against another, where you will have 24 hours to vote on the best song. The winner of each match-up goes to the next round where they’ll be pitted against another winner (or in the case of six songs, a song that got a bye to the second round because of the way the seeding worked), and this will continue until one song is crowned the winner of the inaugural Rock Band March Madness!

Before getting to today’s matches, let’s look at the winners of yesterday:

Day 2 was much closer than the day before, with no one song utterly dominating. In fact, one match (Rush vs. Faith No More) in particular saw victories being traded back and forth all day, and received almost 200 more votes than any other poll that day!

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Dani California def. Beastie Boys’ Sabotage (312-115)
Stone Temple Pilots’ Vasoline def. Mountain’s Mississippi Queen (221-124)
Molly Hatchet’s Flirtin’ With Disaster def. OK Go’s Here It Goes Again (261-196)
Faith No More’s Epic def. Rush’s Tom Sawyer (341-300)
Outlaws’ Green Grass and High Tides def. Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Maps (262-208)

Dani California and Vasoline will meet in the next round, while Flirtin’ With Disaster will take on the seeded song 29 Fingers by The Konks, and finally, we have Epic vs. Green Grass and High Tides!

And now, without further ado, let’s take a look at today’s match-ups!

First off, it’s a battle of the bonus songs as Anarchy Club’s Blood Doll takes on Flyleaf’s I’m So Sick!

Next up, we have an alt-rock battle as Pixies’ Wave of Mutilation meets The Killers’ When You Were Young!

Our third match pits two European acts against each other as Black Sabbath’s Paranoid goes face to face with The Hives’ Main Offender!

Next, two fan favourite artists go head to head when Boston’s Foreplay/Long Time goes up against Foo Fighters’ Learn to Fly!

We end off with some Harmonix on Harmonix action as Freezepop’s Brainpower takes on Bang Camaro’s Pleasure (Pleasure)!





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.

Rock Band March Madness: Day 2

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Welcome to a new (hopefully) annual feature on RockBandAide that we call Rock Band March Madness (because, hey, everyone else seems to be doing it and we wanted in on the fun)!

The premise is simple: All 58 songs from the setlist of the original Rock Band were thrown in to a tournament bracket generator and randomly seeded. They were placed in match-ups pitting one song against another, where you will have 24 hours to vote on the best song. The winner of each match-up goes to the next round where they’ll be pitted against another winner (or in the case of six songs, a song that got a bye to the second round because of the way the seeding worked), and this will continue until one song is crowned the winner of the inaugural Rock Band March Madness!

Before getting to today’s matches, let’s look at the winners of last week:

Wow! Each poll got just under 800 votes! Thank you for being so interested in this! We had two INCREDIBLY close matches today, with the result going down to the last second, and three matches where one song utterly dominated pretty much from the start.

Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun def. The Rolling Stones’ Gimme Shelter (406-392)
Nirvana’s In Bloom def. Hole’s Celebrity Skin (609-178)
Deep Purple’s Highway Star def. Timmy and the Lords of the Underworld (633-158)
Ramones’ Blitzkrieg Bop def. The New Pornographers’ The Electric Version (561-218)
R.E.M.’s Orange Crush def. Sweet’s The Ballroom Blitz (398-387)

Black Hole Sun will go on to face the seeded song Go With the Flow by Queens of the Stone Age in the next round, while In Bloom will take on Highway Star, and Blitzkrieg Bop is set to face Orange Crush.

And now, without further ado, let’s take a look at today’s match-ups!

Our first match-up pits rap-rock against former rap-rock as Beastie Boys’ Sabotage takes on Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Dani California!

Our next match pits two songs I always seem to misspell the first time around as Stone Temple Pilots’ Vasoline goes face to face with Mountain’s Mississippi Queen!

Now we watch as a piece of classic southern rock goes up against a great modern rock song when Molly Hatchet’s Flirtin’ with Disaster meets OK Go’s Here It Goes Again!

Next, it’s an epic battle as an epic drum solo goes against an “epic” song when Rush’s Tom Sawyer takes on Faith No More’s Epic!

Finally, one of the easiest songs goes up against arguably the hardest as Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Maps faces Outlaws’ Green Grass and High Tides!





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.