Opening Round Match Up featuring #16 seed Van Halen vs. #49 seed Jethro Tull. Battle of two rock bands with very different styles and followings. Voting ends on Tues. at 8pm EST.
Van Halen was formed in 1974 in Pasadena, California Van Halen is an American rock band recognized for their artistic contributions, commercial success and popularity, the band is known for drama surrounding the lead singer spot. The band's first studio album, Van Halen, released in 1978 is widely regarded as a milestone in rock music. With this first release, the band established itself as a leader in the emerging and commercially successful U.S. heavy metal music genre of the 1980s. In particular, the band's guitarist, Eddie Van Halen, quickly gained widespread fame for his technical prowess and musical sensibility. Almost overnight, he was touted as one of the most innovative and influential American rock and roll guitarists. Hit singles include "Jump", "Panama", "Why Can't This Be Love" and "Right Now".
Jethro Tull is a progressive rock band that formed in Blackpool, England in the 1960s. Their music is marked by the quirky vocal style and unique lead flute work of frontman Ian Anderson and by unusual and often complex song construction. Their music, though starting with blues rock with an experimental flavour, has incorporated elements of classical and Celtic folk music, as well as art rock and alternative rock. Anderson has attributed the marked difference between their music and the music of their contemporaries to the group's avoidance of narcotics. The band won a highly controversial 1989 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, beating odds-on favorites Metallica. The band earned #1 honors for their albums "Thick as a Brick" and "A Passion Play." Hit songs include "Aqualung" and "Bungle in the Jungle".
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