Music/Popular Culture

Tournament of Rock IV: REO Speedwagon vs. Duran Duran

And the Meat Loaf Express just keeps on rolling. We could look at the string of results and wonder whether he’s been so successful due to the enthusiasm of his fans or the indifference of those of his opponents. In any case, AC/DC is his latest victim and we’ll see Meat Loaf in the finals, where he’ll face off with the winner of this match.

Up first, let’s hear from REO Speedwagon:

And now, the band that. thanks to the insane loyalty of its fans, has established itself as the prohibitive favorite to win it all.

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Here’s the up-to-date bracket.

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    • No way. Sorry. 🙂 Duran Duran did a lot more the music industry and media than anything Def Leppard accomplished. Although they had some good songs, no doubt, Def Leppard is not in any celestial atmosphere even close to what Duran Duran accomplished.

        • Duran Duran are music pioneers and are also known for their sense of style and creative music videos when those were first invented. They were not simply a synthesizer band. You must have them confused with the Thompson Twins or someone else. I met John Taylor of Duran Duran, and so should you.

  1. Yes, Duran Duran has the best fans, most of us have been fans for a very very long time :o)…. But did you really think that REO Speedwagon would beat them… Seriously….

  2. I couldn’t believe REO beat Bon Jovi. I honestly felt that if any band in the race could beat DD, it would have been BJ. Now that they are out though – DD will be eating meatloaf for dinner in a couple of days.

    Oh, and Samuel, remember what the word “fan” is short for. 😉