What's up, 4W?
A 3 to 2 victory for Def Leppard over Dio, that's what's up. After he just won at BotB 39. Guess that's the bittersweet side of the democracy I run for you people! 😋 I'm not mad... I'm just disappointed! 😉 I jest, I jest. And besides—it's my turn now! \m/
Welcome to Battle of the Bands!
I already told you what's up, so let's jump back into what this is all about.
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!
POOOUR some SODA on May-hay!(I'm pretty sure that's how that one goes.)
Battle of the Bands Championship History1. 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)13. Ronnie James Dio (Won at BotB 39)14. Def Leppard (Won at BotB 40)
Battle of the Bands 41
Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. Since 1992, the band has consisted of Joe Elliott (lead vocals), Rick Savage (bass, backing vocals), Rick Allen (drums, backing vocals), Phil Collen (guitar, backing vocals), and Vivian Campbell (guitar, backing vocals). This is the band's longest-standing line-up.
The band's strongest commercial success came between the early 1980s and the early 1990s. Their 1981 album, High 'n' Dry, was produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange, who helped them begin to define their style, and the album's standout track "Bringin' On the Heartbreak" became one of the first rock videos played on MTV in 1982. The band's next studio album, Pyromania in January 1983, with "Photograph" and "Rock of Ages" as the lead singles, turned Def Leppard into a household name. In the U.S., Pyromania was certified diamond (10× platinum). In 2003, the album ranked number 384 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Def Leppard's fourth album Hysteria, released in 1987, topped the UK and U.S. album charts. As of 2009, it has reached beyond the success of Pyromania, having been certified 12× platinum for sales of over 12 million in the U.S. and has gone on to sell over 25 million copies worldwide. The album spawned seven hit singles, including the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number one "Love Bites", alongside "Pour Some Sugar on Me", "Hysteria", "Armageddon It", "Animal", "Rocket", and "Women". Their next studio album, Adrenalize (the first following the death of guitarist Steve Clark), reached number one in the UK and U.S. charts in 1992, and contained several hits, including "Let's Get Rocked" and "Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad". Their 1993 album, Retro Active, contained the acoustic hit song "Two Steps Behind", while their greatest-hits album Vault, released in 1995, featured the UK hit "When Love & Hate Collide".
As one of the world's best-selling music artists, Def Leppard have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, and have two albums with RIAA diamond certification, Pyromania and Hysteria. They are one of only five rock bands with two original studio albums selling over 10 million copies in the U.S. The band were ranked No. 31 in VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" and ranked No. 70 in "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".
Rammstein is a German industrial metal band, formed in 1994 in Berlin. Throughout its existence, Rammstein's six-man lineup has remained unchanged—lead guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe, bassist Oliver "Ollie" Riedel, drummer Christoph "Doom" Schneider, lead vocalist Till Lindemann, rhythm guitarist Paul H. Landers, and keyboardist Christian "Flake" Lorenz.
The band helped to found a subgenre within German hard rock and metal that became known as Neue Deutsche Härte. The majority of their songs are in German, but they have also performed songs entirely or partially in other languages including English, Spanish, French, and Russian. Rammstein's award-winning live shows are known for their pyrotechnic elements and both on and off-stage theatrics. Rammstein's entire catalogue is published by Universal Music Group.
Challenger List (requester's name in brackets)Praying Mantis (Benjawi)Coldplay (Rhys)Foreigner (Sery)Judas PriestRed Hot Chili PeppersPapa RoachThe Tea Party (Paige)
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Last edited by Pilgrim Paige (Sun-19-Nov-2017 09:39:47)
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Similar to the last round, I enjoy both, but I enjoy Def more. They get my vote.
Thanks Taker_2004 for the banner!
Rammstein. Obviously. (My nomination.)
Frickin' love 'em. Live aus Berlin '99 is an unbelievable concert. Required viewing for stalwart fans and accessible enough for the casual ones, IMO. Just a really entertaining, weird and talented band that helped shape a new movement in the industrial music scene. The line-up has never, ever changed and their material has been pretty consistent over the past two decades. Til Lindemann is a fucking powerhouse vocalist, and Oliver Riedel is a favorite rock bassist of mine. They write rockers, bangers and some of the best ballads in modern music, if you ask this girl. Important part of my music library.
Last edited by Pilgrim Paige (Fri-10-Nov-2017 00:30:09)
Rammstein are a bunch of nutcases and I lover that! I'll just be echoing Paige's sentiments so I'll just leave it at that and put my vote for the crazy Germans! Rammstein baby!
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One of the best concerts i've ever been to.
Gorgrim and Snake: would you like to make a recommendation?
I enjoy Def Leppard more, so I'll vote for them.
Not sure if they've been a challenger before, but if not I nominate Judas Priest.
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Def leopard for sure
I'll nominate the red hot chili peppers but if they've been done then Weezer
We're all tied up, folks!
Oh right... I'll nominate Papa Roach, for the wife ;-)
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Closing this one and posting the next. Rammstein win! I'll nominate The Tea Party. Gonna start including links to songs and/or music videos to help folks make a judgment call in cases of artists/bands who are new to them. Nice to see the challenger list 5+ strong! 🙂
Last edited by Pilgrim Paige (Sun-19-Nov-2017 09:41:22)