I saw Bad Religion at the KROQ Weenie Roast yesterday. Bad Religion played and they were awesome. I didn’t put them in the playoffs this year, mainly because they slipped my mind, but also because I’m not sure how popular they are outside of Southern California. Here, they are punk rock legends. Real warriors and elder statesmen who continue to tour and put out great albums. They just did a 30th anniversary tour, for cryin’ out loud! I think their new stuff is pretty strong, and the crowd loved them at the concert (although they were not the headliners).
First of all, I’d like to apologize for leaving Bad Religion off the bracket and the list of bands that didn’t make it to the bracket. Next year, I promise.
But here’s the beginning of the first round. The first quadrant is devoted to hard-rock bands. Punk to metal. A narrow range, I suppose (and really should include Bad Religion, but again, sorry), but in a way, kinda what rock is all about. So he first game is Bon Jovi vs. KISS!