Opening Round Match Up featuring #20 seed AC/DC vs. #45 seed Steve Miller Band. Another battle of contrasting rock styles. Voting ends Friday at 8pm EST.
AC/DC is a hard rock band formed in Sydney, Australia in November, 1973 by rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young and his brother, lead guitarist Angus Young. The band has sold over 150 million albums worldwide, making them one of the most successful hard rock acts ever. Their 1980 album Back in Black has sold 42 million copies worldwide (21 million in the US alone) and is the second highest selling album of all time. The band has had two distinctive lead singers, and its fans tend to divide its history into the "Bon Scott era" (1974-80), and the "Brian Johnson era" (1980-present). Hit songs include "Back in Black", "Highway to Hell", "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" and "You Shook Me All Night Long".
Steve Miller Band
In 1968, Steve Miller formed the Steve Miller Band, with Boz Scaggs handling vocals, and released an album, Children of the Future, the first in a series of discs rooted solidly in the psychedelic blues style that dominated the San Francisco music scene at the time. 1973's The Joker marked the start of the second phase of Miller's career: more pop-oriented and simplistic. Miller followed up The Joker with Fly Like an Eagle in 1976 and Book of Dreams in 1977. This pair of albums represented the peak of Miller's commercial career, both reaching the top echelons of the album charts and spawning a seemingly-endless series of hit singles, including "Rockin' Me", "Take the Money and Run", "Jet Airliner", and "Jungle Love".
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