Opening Round Match Up featuring #4 seed The Rolling Stones vs. #61 seed Rage Against The Machine. Old rock vs. young rock. Voting ends Wed. at 8pm EST.
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are a British rock band that rose to prominence during the British Invasion in the 1960s. Like most early British rock groups, they were influenced by a variety of American musical forms, especially electric blues and early rock 'n' roll. By the mid-1960s, The Stones had fused their influences into a signature, guitar-based sound that established a prototype for hard rock. Second in popularity only to The Beatles, The Stones affected a rebellious, bad-boy image that helped propel their rise from an energetic modern blues outfit to one of the world's biggest and most influential bands. By the end of the '60s, The Stones had amassed a great number of hit singles, each record displaying an alarming rate of musical growth. Their music never strayed far from the blues, however, and by 1968, they returned to blues-based rock, embarking the following year on the now infamous U.S. tour that saw them billed as "The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World". They continue to record albums and tour the world to this day.
Rage Against The Machine
Rage Against the Machine, also known as Rage or RATM, was an American rock/rapcore band noted both for their diligent political conscience and for their pioneering blend of hard rock and rap — as well as their vocal militant leftist beliefs. Widely regarded as the definitive originators of the rap-rock genre, Rage drew inspiration from early metallic instrumentation to create an almost totally new style of music. At the point of their break-up in 2000, Rage Against the Machine had become one of the most popular political hard rock bands of all time, and certainly of the 1990s. Their second album, Evil Empire, entered Billboard Top 200 chart at number one in 1996. The following release, The Battle of Los Angeles also debuted at number one in 1999, selling 450,000 copies the first week and then going double-platinum. Hit songs include "Freedom", "Killing in the Name Of", "Guerilla Radio" and "Renegades of Funk".
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