Results: Our final preliminary pod went more or less to form, with the top seed running off and hiding from the pack. The numbers: #5 Neil Young 68%; The Doors 13%; The Levellers 9%; The Red Hot Chili Peppers 6%; The B-52s 3%; Iron Maiden 1%; Deep Purple 0%. NY advances to the Great 48. Speaking of the Great 48….
Now, ladies and gentlemens, the Tournament of Rock – Legends edition, S&R’s epic search for the greatest band of all time, gets serious. Our 32 preliminary pod winners now join our top 16 seeds (four in each region) in the Great 48, and may the best band rock!
Our first match-up is a tough one. Really, really tough. Please welcome the #2 seed in the Hollywood Bowl region, hailing from Asbury Park, New Jersey…
- #2 Bruce Springsteen/E Street Band: Listen
- #7 Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler: Listen Straits / Knopfler
- #10 Tom Petty/Heartbreakers: Listen
As with the preliminary rounds, we ask you to listen (assuming you don’t already know the artist’s entire catalogue by heart) and cast a reasoned vote below. Polls close Wednesday morning.