Tournament: Rock Music Artists [We have a winner!]

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  1. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    For the fifth Census Tournament, we will choose the greatest Rock Music Artist of all-time!

    Nomination

    • Nominations are closed.


    Tournament Rules

    • The bracket will be generated at random when we have 64 nominations.


    • Read the latest posts to make sure you are voting on the current bracket.


    • The initial rounds will have two brackets open for approximately 24 hour at a time.


    • Please do not vote more than once using socks.


    • All decisons of the Tournament Director (me) are final. Unless I change my mind.


    Perhaps this would be a good opprtunity to give a listen to some music that you aren't familiar with. I don't know about where you live, but the public library in my city has cds by most of these artists that can be checked out for free. :D

    Artists eliminated in the first round are in orange.
    Artists eliminated in the second round are in red.
    Artists eliminated in the third round are in blue.
    Artists eliminated in the fourth round are in green.

    The Bracket
    Coruscant Region

    Garbage
    Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Metallica
    Smashing Pumpkins

    Guns n'Roses
    Aerosmith

    Tool
    System of a Down
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    Neil Young
    Live

    Black Sabbath
    Suede

    Ted Nugent
    The Beatles

    Jimi Hendrix
    AC/DC

    Bespin Region

    Elliott Smith
    The Doors

    Barenaked Ladies
    The Rolling Stones

    The Eagles
    Rush

    Bruce Springsteen
    Alice In Chains
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    David Bowie
    Kansas

    Stones Roses
    U2

    The Cure
    Dave Matthews Band

    The Police
    Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Yavin Region

    Radiohead
    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Judas Priest
    Van Halen

    King Crimson
    Pearl Jam

    Nirvana
    Oasis
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    Deep Purple
    Weezer

    Damn Yankees
    Pink Floyd

    NOFX
    R.E.M.

    Soundgarden
    Genesis

    Endor Region

    Led Zeppelin
    Bob Dylan

    Motley Crue
    Elton John

    The Who
    The Clash

    Bon Jovi
    John Lennon
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    Goo Goo Dolls
    Queen

    Chicago
    Def Leppard

    The Pixies
    Eric Clapton

    Styx
    Depeche Mode
  2. AdamBertocci Manager

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    Barenaked Ladies
    Queen



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  3. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    AC/DC
    System of a Down

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  4. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Aerosmith
    Pearl Jam

  5. Jedi Greg Maddux Jedi Grand Master

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  6. deltron_zero Force Ghost

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  7. Oakessteve Manager Emeritus

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    Suede. Or The London Suede for those people in the US. But I only nominated them out of a crappy sense of loyalty!
  8. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Nepotism at it's best, eh Steve? :p

  9. Oakessteve Manager Emeritus

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    He'll beat me up otherwise! He says he knows where I live. :(

    And let's go for The Clash, too. :D

  10. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    OK, here's my dilemma: do we allow a slot for a solo artist like John Lennon outside of the Beatles? Every situation is different... Lennon is a perfectly legitimate artist outside of The Beatles... though an artist like Eric Clapton, when I think of him, I tend to include his work with Cream, Derek & The Dominos, etc... And while Mick Jagger has made four solo albums outside of the Stones, I really don't consider him a viable solo artist like Lennon. I suppose I'll give a slot to Lennon for now unless there are too many other conflicts.


    And the London Suede? Never heard of 'em! ?[face_plain]
  11. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    though an artist like Eric Clapton, when I think of him, I tend to include his work with Cream, Derek & The Dominos, etc

    Yes but he's had 30 years of solo work as well. Much of his biggest success has been as Eric Clapton. Lennon..... I dunno.

  12. DarthBurns Force Ghost

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    Jimi Hendrix- I can't believe nobody has nominated him yet.
    The Eagles- They may not specialise in Rock, but with songs like Hotel California, I had to nominate them.
  13. Darth_Weirdo Jedi Master

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    • Red Hot Chili Peppers

    • Nirvana
    :cool:
  14. Qonas Jedi Master

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    Guns'n'Roses, Damn Yankees
  15. deltron_zero Force Ghost

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    OK, here's my dilemma: do we allow a slot for a solo artist like John Lennon outside of the Beatles?

    Most certainly. And if someone wanted to nominate Paul, George, or even Ringo (probably not going to happen) that shouldn't be a problem either as all of them match your criteria: (Any artist nominated must have been around for at least five years or have four or more studio albums.) Likewise if someone wanted to nominate Cream (and I think they should) it shouldn't be a problem as Cream was an awesome band made up of three incredible musicians who all contributed equally in forming their sound, a far cry from a Clapton solo project.

    In other words, leave it up to the person nominating. We only get two so we're going to try and nominate the artists we feel the most strongly about. The only real dilemma comes when it's time to vote... say it's Lennon vs. The Doors, can you set aside Lennon's contributions to The Beatles? Should you? That's what I'm not sure about.
  16. jedisrm Force Ghost

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    depeche mode and metalica
  17. Jeff 42 Manager Emeritus

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    Soundgarden
    Smashing Pumpkins
  18. neeldawg66 Force Ghost

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    The Dave Matthews Band
  19. ISD_Devastator Force Ghost

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  20. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    Bruce Springsteen
    Elton John
  21. Dan Force Ghost

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    Alice in Chains
    Pearl Jam
  22. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    Dan, Pearl Jam is already on there. Care to nominate another?

    :)
  23. Jeff 42 Manager Emeritus

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    Pearl Jam is good enough to be on the bracket twice. :D
  24. Dan Force Ghost

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    Oops. Let's go for Weezer along with Alice in Chains then.
  25. royalguard96 Jedi Grand Master

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