Battle of the Bands 51


By ImperialStingmon Mon-23-Sep-2019 23:53:35

Mid Card · 230 comments

Welcome, all, to Battle of the Bands 51!

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 Fridays or Saturdays. I will post these with extreme inconsistency, as I often forget and/or can't be arsed. The voting period typically lasts for about one week. I will try to post a heads-up as voting nears an end What happens, happens. Does anybody even read this part? 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


12. AC/DC (Won at BotB 36)
13. Ronnie James Dio (Won at BotB 39)
14. Def Leppard (Won at BotB 40)
15. Rammstein (Won at BotB 41)
16. Red Hot Chili Peppers (Won at BotB 46)
17. Elton John (Won at BotB 49)

Battle of the Bands 51!

The Champion...


Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums. John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the United States, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10 singles, four of which peaked at number two and nine of which reached number one. His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997", rewritten in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales, sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts. He has also produced records and occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford F.C. from 1976 to 1987 and from 1997 to 2002, and is an honorary Life President of the club.

The Challenger...


Spiritualized are an English space rock band formed in 1990 in Rugby, Warwickshire by Jason Pierce (often known as J. Spaceman), formerly of Spacemen 3. After several line up-changes, in 1999, the band centered on Pierce (vocals, guitar), John Coxon (guitars, keyboards), Doggen Foster (guitar), Kevin Bales (drums and percussion) and Tom Edwards (percussion and keyboards) with revolving bassists, current player Thomas Wayne has being playing with the band since 2009.

Spiritualized have released eight studio albums. The best known and most critically acclaimed of these is 1997's Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space, which NME magazine named as their Album of the Year, beating other critically acclaimed albums such as Radiohead's OK Computer and The Verve's Urban Hymns.


Challenger List (requester's name in parentheses)
Andrew W.K. (JH007)
AFI (Gorgrim)


Don't forget to request a challenger!


By rhys Tue-24-Sep-2019 13:52:37

Admin and 4CW Head Booker · 5,095 comments

Sorry, not even familiar with Spiritualized really. Elton John gets my vote once again.

Thanks Taker_2004 for the banner!


By Gorgrim Tue-24-Sep-2019 17:54:33

Main Event · 734 comments

Honestly, same as Rhys. Had a listen and sounded pretty good on the whole, though ios also seemed to be produced during the height of the loudness wars so it feels a little too much!

So yeah, Sir Elton get's it for me too.

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By Pilgrim Paige Thu-26-Sep-2019 18:29:18

The Moon Maiden · 654 comments

Same boat as you boys. Sir Elton, plain and simple.

Request: Janet Jackson

Last edited by Pilgrim Paige (Thu-26-Sep-2019 18:32:46)

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