Nominate Bands for the WZ Rock Tournament

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  1. IrishCanadian25

    IrishCanadian25 Going on 10 years with WrestleZone

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    Killswitch is in, Justin. The polls show support. Machine Head is on the bubble, along with At The Drive In.

    Listen, everyone, I really want this to be fun for everyone but still realistic. I will give out a few "wild card" for bands that people believe strongly in knowing full well that they won't go anywhere against the top bands. I am fine with that, and if it heightens everyone's enjoyment of this tourney, that is the entire point of me doing this. So, If The Arctic Monkeys make Luther enjoy this tournament more, cool. If At the Drive In helps Freedom with it, sweet. If Machine Head fires Justin up, perfect. As long as, after these bands are eviscerated, you all stick around the keep it going for the major bands in the later rounds. In the end, we all have fun.
     
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  2. Shadowmancer

    Shadowmancer I am The Last Baron

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    Dude, if Jimi Hendrix can't get in, how does Three Days Grace or At the Drive In even have a chance of getting in? I did notice that The Jimi Hendrix Experience wasn't in the 50's and 60's bracket.
     
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  3. IrishCanadian25

    IrishCanadian25 Going on 10 years with WrestleZone

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    Again, Hendrix IS in, I just have to update because I accidentally left him off. There can be NO rock tourney without Hendrix. Don't worry, he's in the 50's and 60's, and I will update it, at latest, this weekend. We should be slated to begin this thing by mid- or late-April and take it into the summer.
     
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  4. Freedom 35

    Freedom 35 Kyle Orton Legend Killer

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    I know its not a nomination but Xfear had them in his list for the 90s if that helps their cause at all, and I really like the idea for wild cards because that gives some questionable bands that have someone supporting them strongly like me Justin and Luther are with ours and giving them a spot in the tournament even if they cant get enough major support and having them in some sort of play in game like in the NCAA tournament
     
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  5. IrishCanadian25

    IrishCanadian25 Going on 10 years with WrestleZone

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    Ok, cool. So I will grant one wild card per poster. Someone who wouldn't normally make it but whom you REALLY want to see in this thing, even if it is just in an outbracket match. What is fun about that is, the outbracket matches will be close. Two obscure bands and the supporters of those bands fighting to get them into the main field. Like the play-in game of the NCAA tourney to see who gets to face North Carolina in the "true" first round.
     
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    X RIP Sgt. Michael Paranzino / RIP CM

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    I'd say include At The Drive-In because of the fact that they've influenced and virtually gave birth to the metalcore/hardcore genre. All of those carbon copy metalcore bands that have become a virus to MTV 2? They owe all of their sound to ATDI. Which isn't exactly praise, but considering their impact on the modern rock scene, I'd feel they deserve to be in.

    Which is the same reason why I feel the Libertines need to be in this, because every single British indie-rock band has been desperately trying to be them for the last 5 years (Arctic Monkeys = Gigantic Libertines Ripoff).

    What's this about one wildcard band per poster though? Does that mean I can throw out a suggestion for a wild card idea? If I did it would probably be a very small band, so as to give them more exposure.

    I'd go with Defiance, Ohio. If you know who they are, good for you. If not, you will soon when I'm singing their praises up and down these forums. A fantastic folk-punk band. Just an idea if we're doing some sort of wildcard thing.
     
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  7. Ptd

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    Hey, IC25 can you tell me when the brackets up so far are final? I ask this because I want to try to convince people tobput the Sex Pistols over RodStewart (fairly easy), but then after thatmost likely I will have to convince people why they should go over Aerosmith (fairly hard)
     
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  8. pookie

    pookie Dark Match Winner

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    Sex Pistols should not go over Aerosmith by any means... Don't get me wrong they're good, but compared to Aerosmith? Not much of a decision there... But it'll be fun to watch you try and convince people...
     
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  9. pookie

    pookie Dark Match Winner

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    Hey just looking at the bracket for the 70's and wondering why the Eagles are seeded at 19... I'm pretty sure they are the highest selling American band... I know that album sales aren't the only factor in this tourney but they're defintley not seeded where they should be imo...
     
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    X RIP Sgt. Michael Paranzino / RIP CM

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    The seeds were all picked randomly so as to avoid people bitching about who deserves to be top seed and what not.
     
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    IrishCanadian25 Going on 10 years with WrestleZone

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    Well, not exactly. I did go in a VERY loose order. If you notice, the top 10 bands or so deserve to be top 10 bands. I didn't want The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones in the first round, now, did I?

    The fact is, for the seedings - last Friday night I sat down with a large glass of scotch and my fiancee and I TRIED to rank bands atleast CLOSE to where they'd be expected. Hence the seeding. Don't take the seeds too personally though, they were made to avoid collossal match-ups in round one.

    I'd like to try to have brackets done by the end of the weekend.
     
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    IrishCanadian25 Going on 10 years with WrestleZone

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    Wild Card Bands - 90's and 2000's


    Three Days Grace
    Arctic Monkeys
    Papa Roach
    At The Drive-In
    Defiance, OH
    Nonpoint


    I will take two more Wild Cards from two posters who have not yet nominated one.
     
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  13. justinsayne

    justinsayne Cody Rhodes is an excellant

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    So does this mean Machine Head is in the tournament, or are they being overlooked again yet again, because you got Nonpoint on that list, and Nonpoint is opening for Machine Head on tour right now, therefore suggesting that Machine Head a bigger band
     
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  14. IrishCanadian25

    IrishCanadian25 Going on 10 years with WrestleZone

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    I should leave them off just to spite you and all of your "this is crap" defiant posts, but yes, I will be including Machine Head in some capacity. In fact, I will make them the 7th Wild Card.
     
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    IrishCanadian25 Going on 10 years with WrestleZone

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    We have 128 bands for the 90's / 2000's. That works out PERFECTLY!

    So, here is what happens - this region has no "wild card playoff." The wild cards get shitty draws because they have to go against the mammoths of the region, such as Live, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, etc. But at least they made it, and those of you who nominated them will get to educate the board as to why.

    Is this agreeable to everyone?

    In other news, Jakob Dylan was e-murdered by Type O Negative earlier today, and will thus be taking their place in the tourney.
     
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    IrishCanadian25 Going on 10 years with WrestleZone

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    The 1990's / 2000's Region - 1st Round Matches




    Nirvana vs Beck
    Pearl Jam vs The Deftones
    Alice in Chains vs Seven Mary Three
    Green Day vs Temple of the Dog
    The Offspring vs Fugazi
    Bush vs Sevendust
    R.H.C.P. vs AFI
    S.T.P. vs The Flaming Lips
    Live vs The Roots
    Soundgargen vs The Gorillaz
    The Black Crowes vs Buckcherry
    Smashing Pumpkins vs Killswitch Engage
    Rage Against the Machine vs Soul Asylum
    Collective Soul vs Jimmy Eat World
    Tool vs Candlebox
    Linkin Park vs Everclear
    Radiohead vs Eve 6
    Foo Fighters vs The Presdients O.T.U.S.A.
    Oasis vs Days of the New / Tantric
    Sublime vs Garbage
    Nine Inch Nails vs Gin Blossoms
    System of a Down vs Orgy
    Prince vs Our Lady Peace
    Korn vs Sponge
    Counting Crows vs Toad the Wet Sprocket
    Pantera vs Republica
    Fuel vs Matchbox 20
    Slayer vs Fishbone
    Kid Rock vs Black Label Society
    The White Stripes vs NoFx
    Blink 182 vs Dave Matthews Band
    311 vs Mighty Mighty Bosstones
    Blur vs Ministry
    Coldplay vs Third Eye Blind
    Velvet Revolver vs The Killers
    White Zombie vs Hootie & The Blowfish
    Spliknot vs Machine Head
    Goo Goo Dolls vs Anti-Flag
    Hole vs Everlast
    Disturbed vs Filter
    Weezer vs Rancid
    Nickelback vs Silverchair
    Primus vs Stabbing Westward
    The Cranberries vs Crash Test Dummies
    Muse vs They Might Be Giants
    Creed vs Saliva
    Blind Melon vs Sugar Ray
    Godsmack vs Better Than Ezra
    Sonic Youth vs Tonic
    3 Doors Down vs Type O Negative
    Ben Fold Five / Ben Folds vs POD
    Incubus vs Staind
    The Strokes vs Three Days Grace
    Lenny Kravitz vs Arctic Monkeys
    Coal Chamber vs Papa Roach
    Jane's Addiction vs At The Drive In
    Marilyn Manson vs Defiance, OH
    No Doubt vs Nonpoint
    Blues Traveler vs Seether
    Prodigy vs The Libertines
    Bad Religion vs Drowning Pool
    Dream Theatre vs Evanescence
    Queens of the Stone Age vs Lacuna Coil
    Audioslave vs Breaking Benjamins

     
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  17. Shadowmancer

    Shadowmancer I am The Last Baron

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    Just so you know you are spelling [spunge] wrong it is like that not Sponge. This is minor but I did notice that. The Match ups seem good except the fact that bands are going to get killled in the first round.
     
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  18. IrishCanadian25

    IrishCanadian25 Going on 10 years with WrestleZone

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    And you expected...?

    When you have 128 bands, we aren't going to have 64 even match ups. Let the smaller bands ave their moment, get killed, and set up the great matches in the late rounds. Just like the WZ Tournament, this all builds the anticipation to a climax.

    I own two Sponge albums...pretty sure that's the spelling, but let me check Google...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sponge_(band)...yup, Sponge.
     
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  19. Bentallica

    Bentallica Work in progress

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    Yes, QotSA and Saliva made it in, along with some of my other favorite bands. This is gonna be a great region of the tourney.
     
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    Shadowmancer I am The Last Baron

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    Different band then. But what have this band done to get in. The other is a Ska Punk band so you know. But what has sponge released that everyone knows? For the life of me I don't know.
     
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  21. IrishCanadian25

    IrishCanadian25 Going on 10 years with WrestleZone

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    Sponge's biggest hits were the songs "Molly" (also knows as "Sixteen Candles") and the awesome rock anthem "Plowed." They also got some significant radio play with their second album's single "Wax Ecstatic." They were good enough to make a field of 128 bands, but they shouldn't get out of the first round unless there are a mess of closet Sponge fans out there.
     
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    X RIP Sgt. Michael Paranzino / RIP CM

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    Hrmm....is Dinosaur Jr. in this thing? If not, they should be. Strew of early 90s hits, one of the original "grunge" bands, though they were always more musically diverse then that.

    Thought I might give that idea a throw-out, see if anyone wants to second it. I'm sure we could make room by getting rid of some half-ass one-hit wonder band that made it in here.
     
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  23. Luther_Hull

    Luther_Hull Cunt.

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    Seriously I haven't heard of at least half the bands in this lates bracket. It's as if the British rock revival never happened. Very metal orientated this bracket. Oh and on a side note, where the balls are Kings Of Leon? I never campaigned for them on the assumption they'd be in it, I guess they're another case of a band being much bigger in Britain than they are in America.
     
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  24. IrishCanadian25

    IrishCanadian25 Going on 10 years with WrestleZone

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    I know of them, but they were only in one person's nominations list. I am not a huge fan of theirs, but I know some people from the UK are.

    At this point we are splitting hairs. Nominations have been open for weeks and we have an excellent bracket of 128 bands out of 17 years of music. Not too shabby. I am not going to go adjusting a bunch of stuff because now there is dissention over who #128 should be. In the grand scheme of things, it does not matter. But for those of you who want to educate the members of the board on some of the more UK bands, then by all means, create a thread! I'll even be willing to do it for you and sticky it at that!
     
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  25. Ptd

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    When do we get matchups for the 80's?
     
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