Battle of the Bands 39


By Pilgrim Paige Fri-29-Sep-2017 03:47:02

The Moon Maiden · 654 comments

Holy shit, it's BotB 39!!! 😮


What's up, forum lurkers?! 😉 I realize i's been a good chunk of time since BotB 38 went down. I'm also confident everyone knows what BotB is all about by now, so let's just jump right the fuck back in, shall we? Welcome to Battle of the Bands!

Walking sexual health awareness flyers, AC/DC, narrowly avoided defeat in a 3-2 victory over metalcore behemoths, Killswitch Engage. Who's it gonna be this week?

When you vote, please request a musical act for the challenger list. Each act will be added to the list in the order they are requested. (Only one request at a time per person, please.) Battles will be usually be posted on Mondays, with the voting period lasting for about one week. I will try to post a heads-up as voting nears an end. When a band loses, it will be unable to re-challenge for 10 rounds. If an act achieves 10 straight victories, they will be retired from champion status and the next two challengers in the request list will duke it out for supremacy!

Note: The term "musical act" denotes any band, solo artist, vocal group... whatever you like. Basically, this is an all-inclusive popularity contest.

Voters are encouraged to include their opinions of the bands/artists in the battle, or at least a few short words about the act they voted for. Not a requirement, of course!


Battle of the Bands Championship History
1. The Rolling Stones (Won @ BotB 1)
2. Pink Floyd (Won @ BotB 2)
3. Metallica (Won @ BotB 5)
4. David Bowie (Won @ BotB 8)
5. Johnny Cash (Won @ BotB 13)
6. The Smiths (Won @ BotB 16)
7. Deep Purple (Won @ BotB 18)
8. Blue Öyster Cult (Won @ BotB 20)
9. Led Zeppelin (Won @ BotB 21)
10. Nirvana—BotB Hall of Fame (Won @ BotB 24)
11. Meat Loaf (Won @ BotB 34)
12. AC/DC (Won at BotB 36)

Battle of the Bands 39

The champion...



AC/DC are an Australian rock band, formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. A hard rock/blues rock band, they have also been considered a heavy metal band, although they have always dubbed their music simply "rock and roll".

AC/DC underwent several line-up changes before releasing their first album, High Voltage, in 1975. Membership subsequently stabilised until bassist Mark Evans was replaced by Cliff Williams in 1977 for the album Powerage. Within months of recording the album Highway to Hell, lead singer and co-songwriter Bon Scott died on 19 February 1980 after a night of heavy alcohol consumption. The group considered disbanding, but buoyed by support from Scott's parents, decided to continue and set about finding a new vocalist. Ex-Geordie singer Brian Johnson was auditioned and selected to replace Scott. Later that year, the band released the new album, Back in Black, which was made as a tribute to Bon Scott. The album launched them to new heights of success and became their all-time best-seller.

The band's next album, For Those About to Rock We Salute You, was their first album to reach number one in the United States. Drummer Phil Rudd was fired in 1983 and replaced by ex-A II Z drummer Simon Wright, who left to join Dio in 1989. The band experienced a resurgence in the early 1990s with the release of The Razors Edge. Phil Rudd returned in 1994 after Chris Slade, who was with the band from 1989 to 1994, was asked to leave in favour of him, and contributed to the band's 1995 album Ballbreaker. Stiff Upper Lip, released in 2000, was well received by critics. The band's studio album, Black Ice, released in 2008, was the second-highest-selling album of that year, and their biggest chart hit since For Those About to Rock, eventually reaching No.1 on all charts worldwide. The band's line-up remained the same until 2014 with Malcolm Young's retirement due to early-onset dementia and Rudd's legal troubles. In 2016, Johnson was advised to stop touring on account of worsening hearing loss and Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose stepped in as the band's vocalist for the remainder of that year's dates. Long-term bass player Cliff Williams retired from the band at the end of their 2016 Rock Or Bust world tour.

AC/DC have sold more than 200 million records worldwide, including 71.5 million albums in the United States, adding them to the list of highest-certified music artists in the United States and the list of best-selling music artists. Back in Black has sold an estimated 50 million units worldwide, making it the second-highest-selling album by any artist – and the highest-selling album by any band. The album has sold 22 million units in the US, where it is the sixth-highest-selling album of all time. AC/DC ranked fourth on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" and were named the seventh "Greatest Heavy Metal Band of All Time" by MTV. In 2004, AC/DC ranked No. 72 on the Rolling Stone list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". Producer Rick Rubin, who wrote an essay on the band for the Rolling Stone list, referred to AC/DC as "the greatest rock and roll band of all time". In 2010, AC/DC were ranked number 23 in the VH1 list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".

The challenger...


Ronnie James Dio

Ronald James Padavona (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010), better known by his stage name Ronnie James Dio, was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture in metal culture and was known for his medieval-themed lyrics. Dio possessed a powerful, versatile vocal range; capable of singing both hard rock and lighter ballads.

Challenger List (requester's name in brackets)
Def Leppard (Snake!)
Rammstein (Paige)
Praying Mantis (Benjawi)
Coldplay (Rhys)


Don't forget to request a challenger!

Last edited by Pilgrim Paige (Fri-29-Sep-2017 03:52:32)

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By rhys Sat-30-Sep-2017 18:17:46

Admin and 4CW Head Booker · 5,093 comments

It's Dio for me. I like both of these artists, but the fact is Holy Diver is one of the greatest rock songs of all time, so Dio gets the nod.

Thanks Taker_2004 for the banner!


By Snake! Sat-30-Sep-2017 20:20:45

Administrator · 1,174 comments

Probably AC/DC as whole

If you count Dio's Black Sabbath run ontop of his solo run.. then i'd vote for Dio

so AC/DC


By Gorgrim Sat-30-Sep-2017 20:38:23

Main Event · 738 comments

I think we're counting Dio's career as a whole, so that would include his run in Sabbath. Anyway, it's a toughy, but I'll got with Dio too. Love his tenure in Rainbow, he's got some amazing solo stuff.

So yeah, RJD

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By SennY Sun-1-Oct-2017 02:54:10

Universal Interspecies GM of the 4w Galaxy · 325 comments




By Pilgrim Paige Mon-2-Oct-2017 00:00:04

The Moon Maiden · 654 comments

Dio for me. Holy Diver is A) a great album; B) a great song; and C) a gloriously cheesy music video. I like a lot of his solo work and own Holy Diver on CD, as well as The Last in Line on vinyl. His vocal work with Rainbow and Black Sabbath make for some fantastic listening material as well.

So, yeah... Dio gets my vote.

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