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Greatest American Rock Band Sweet 16

Posted on: January 30, 2009 9:51 am
 

The results for round 1 are in.  In The Keyboard Bracket, all of the favorites held serve.  Doors over Jefferson Airplane (24-1), Allman Brothers of Steely Dan (19-6), Beach Boys over Steve Miller Band (19-6), CCR over REM (20-5)

There was one upset in the Guitar Bracket, as the 5 seed, ZZ Top took down 4 seed Kiss (16-9).  The others saw all the favorites winning: Eagles over Doobies (21-4), Skynard over REO (21-4) and Guns and Roses over Heart (16-9)

The Bass Bracket had another 4 vs. 5 upset with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers taking down The Ramones (16-9).  All other higher seeds won their games: Aerosmith over Chicago (19-6), The Grateful Dead over Little Feat (15-8), and Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band over Bob Seeger and The Silver Bullet Band (15-10).

The Drums bracket had another 4 vs. 5 upset, with Journey beating Pearl Jam (15-10).  Van Halen over BOC (20-5), Metallica won in a buzzer-beater over Foo Fighters (13-12) and Nirvana beat Styx (17-8).

Here are the match-ups for the Sweet 16.  Voting will begin on Friday, January 30, and will go through Thursday, February 5th. Please remember to be respectful of other people's opinions and don't forget to rate each post.

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Keyboard Bracket                                                 Guitar Bracket

1- The Doors     vs.                                            1- The Eagles vs.

4 - The Allman Brothers Band                              5- ZZ Top

2- Beach Boys vs.                                               2. Lynyrd Skynyrd vs.

3- CCR                                                              3- Guns and Roses

 

Bass Bracket                                                      Drums Bracket

1- Aerosmith vs.                                               1- Van Halen vs.

5- Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers                   5- Journey

2. The Grateful Dead vs.                                    2- Metallica vs.

3- Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band         3- Nirvana

 

Have fun.

JT

 

Comments

Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2009 3:35 pm
 

Greatest American Rock Band Sweet 16

 

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(I think all the underdogs should be rated higher, the Eagles at number one pos., that's just wrong...)

 

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Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2009 10:24 pm
 

Greatest American Rock Band Sweet 16

Thanks for joining the party nitro.  Stop by next week for the elite 8.




Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2009 9:03 pm
 

Greatest American Rock Band Sweet 16

Thanks for doing this JT!  Well thought out, as I would expect.  Missing the prelims and first round is my loss.  What a bummer that Seger is already out...talk about a tough early draw.  It kills me to have to out ZZ Top.

  • Keyboard Bracket: Allman Brothers Band vs The Beach Boys
  • Guitar Bracket: The Eagles vs Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Bass Bracket: Aerosmith vs Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
  • Drums Bracket: Van Halen vs Nirvana



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2009 11:43 am
 

Greatest American Rock Band Sweet 16

Tough choices everyone, but at -645 Sanders is definitely the man! He has my vote.That's hilarious. His scores got lower every time.




Since: Aug 11, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2009 10:51 am
 

Greatest American Rock Band Sweet 16

Tough choices everyone, but at -645 Sanders is definitely the man! He has my vote.




Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2009 10:38 am
 

Greatest American Rock Band Sweet 16

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I don't know what is going on but here are my picks




Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2009 10:32 am
 

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Posting again because not of my strike thrus showed up. 




Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2009 10:27 am
 

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Wow there were some tough ones.  The two toughest ones by far were Lynard Skynard vs Guns n Roses, and Metallica vs Nirvana.  I went with Guns n Roses and Nirvana.  I am 36 years old and both Guns n Roses and Nirvana are bands I listened to as I was growing up and that was my final deciding factor.

Thanks Jonny and that is my two cents worth




Since: Jan 18, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2009 10:15 am
 

Greatest American Rock Band Sweet 16

Wow. Having to eliminate CCR and The Boss to allow Nirvana and Aerosmith through was tough. Just for the record, I think that CCR, The Allman Brothers and Bruce Springsteen should all have made it to the Elite 8, but I understand the need to stay within the brackets (can't make everyone happy I guess - still lots of fun though!) 

  • Keyboard Bracket: The Doors vs The Beach Boys
  • Guitar Bracket: The Eagles vs Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Bass Bracket: Aerosmith vs The Grateful Dead
  • Drums Bracket: Van Halen vs Nirvana



Since: Oct 6, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2009 9:59 am
 

Greatest American Rock Band Sweet 16

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