The results: Three incredible competitors, three worthy showings. The Boss surges to an early lead and never looks back. The numbers: #2 Bruce Springsteen/E Street Band 50%; #10 Tom Petty/Heartbreakers 33%; #7 Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler 18%. Springsteen advances to the Sweet 16.
Our search for the greatest band of all time now slides over to the wickedly tough Fillmore region, where two exceptionally talented prelim pod winners find themselves matched up against the man from Belfast.
Listen, vote, comment. Polls close Friday morning.