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A lot of people have been asking me when the new edition of the 'CRBWC' would finally start (and I'm sorry it took me so long...), but I wanted to make the second edition even better and more fun than the first one!
(In case you wonder what the first one looked like: this is the 'CRBWC 2010'.)

After hours of fun (and stress!) in figuring out the new CRBWC schematics, the gathering of info on the participating bands and fabricating the additional pictures to it all, I'm proud of the final outcome and so, without further delay, let's kick off the 2011 edition of the

Now, some changes have been made to the second edition of this competition, so reading the rules and guidelines is something everyone needs to do, even the voters from last year's edition are advised to...

The format of this World Cup for Classical Rock Bands is based upon the organisation schematics of the Soccer World Cup. It has the same rules as the Soccer World Cup in terms of competitors proceeding through it, but it will follow a few rules of its own too.
Below is a short guide to elaborate the >binding rules< for this competition:

-The 'CRBWC' consist of a total of 24 rounds being presented one at a time.
-Each round will be open for voting for a maximum of 2 weeks or untill a band reaches the points limit.

-Each user of ArmorGames who wants to give a vote has the possibility to vote only once per round.
-All votes given by users are obligated to consist of an elaborated reasoning as to 'why' you choose these two bands. Votes lacking a proper elaborated reasoning, for example: "I like them" or "They rule", will not be counted. Elaborate on why you like them and talk about them, that's the main goal of this competition!
-Different to last year's edition, this time each vote in the group stage of this competition will consist of naming a "First choice" with with a value of 3 points and a "Second choice" with a value of 1 point.
-You only get to vote for two bands in a group. NO double voting for a single band and/or NO voting for more than two bands per group. No exceptions will be made in this matter.
-If two bands reach the limit of 30 points at the same time, the band with the most "First choices" will be declared as the winner of that round.
-The rule explained above, also applies if two bands reach a similar point count for second place at the same time in the 'Group Stage'.
-If, for any reason, two bands reach the limit of 30 points simultaniously and both have an equal amount of first and second choices, the band getting it's 'winning vote' first will be declared the winner.
-Further rounds after the group stage will have a 1 point count for each vote given and an according 10 points limit. Rules for declaring a winner will be applied according to the group stage rules.
-No discussions about the ruling on the outcome of a round are allowed.

-This stage will behold 8 different groups (A to H) consisting of 7 Classical Rock Bands to choose from.
-After closure, both the 'group winner' and the 'runner up' band will proceed to the knockout stage.
-All other remaining bands are eliminated from the competition.

-After completing the Group stage, the 'group winner' of the first group will be up against the 'runner up' of the second group. The 'group winner' of the second group will be up against the 'runner up' of the first group. This schedule will be followed for the rest of the groups, to clarify:
#1 Group A vs. #2 Group B (Winning band is called 'Winner I')
#1 Group B vs. #2 Group A (Winning band is called 'Winner II')
#1 Group C vs. #2 Group D (Winning band is called 'Winner III')
#1 Group D vs. #2 Group C (Winning band is called 'Winner IV')
#1 Group E vs. #2 Group F (Winning band is called 'Winner V')
#1 Group F vs. #2 Group E (Winning band is called 'Winner VI')
#1 Group G vs. #2 Group H (Winning band is called 'Winner VII')
#1 Group H vs. #2 Group G (Winning band is called 'Winner VIII')

-The next stage, the 1/4 finals, will be held in this order:
# Winner I vs. Winner V
# Winner II vs. Winner VI
# Winner III vs. Winner VII
# Winner IV vs. Winner VIII

-The semi finals will be held in the order of:
# Winner I/V vs. Winner II/VI
# Winner III/VII vs. Winner IV/VIII

-A number three and four is decided in a match between both 'losing' bands from the semi finals.
-Ranking of third and fourth place in this Final is decided upon the band that reaches the 10 points limit first.

-The Final match is held between both winning bands from the semi finals.
-When one of the bands in the Final reaches the limit of 10 points first, that band is declared the winner of the competition and is crowned The 'CRBWC' Champion 2011.
-The remaining band is ranked #2 in this competition.

-There will be NO playoffs held in this competition.
-You don't get to complain when 'your band' is eliminated from the competition. "Take the pain..."
-Swearing and obscene language is not tolerated. Always respect the opinion(s) of the other users participating in this thread, even if you disagree with their reasoning.
-If any situation should occur that is not explained and/or guided by the thread's rules, the 'Armor Games Community Forum Rules and Regulations' and the 'Popular Media Rules ("Read these rules or else...")' apply and are to be followed for this 'Classic Rock Bands World Cup'. They will be referred to when needed.
You can find them here:
Armor Games Community Forum Rules and Regulations
Popular Media Rules ("Read these rules, or else...")

Since this year's 'CRBWC' competition has a little more stuff to work with, I will start off as the sole Moderator for it, but there might be other moderators assigned over time if/when I see fit. Don't ask me for an assignment, since I will only assign people I know to have the same devotion to this competition and they will be revealed when the time comes, ok?

And last, but certainly not least... take heed:
So, whenever an AG administrator or moderator visits this thread and decides to alter/delete a user's post or take action on an item or discussion, listen and obide to them as you would throughout the rest of the ArmorGames website.

I hope the AG users will like and participate in this 'Classic Rock Bands World Cup'!
So my main advice to all participants is to simply... ENJOY!!!

Now... enough with the talk... shove everything aside and...

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Cr*p... that wen't wrong... probably because of my age... LOL =P

Here's the rest of the post, sorry! =/


And we'll continue with the next group right away! This will be the second part of 'The Oldies' in the genre of Rock Music! Let's see who's the strongest contestant in this group, personally I'm hoping to see two different bands compared to last year...


Featured contestants and info (in random order):

# PINK FLOYD Official Website / Wikipedia Article
__Example Songs: Money (1973), Another Brick In The Wall - Original (1979), Comfortably Numb - Live @ Earls Court London (1980).

# LED ZEPPELIN Official Website / Wikipedia Article
__Example Songs: Whole Lotta Love (1969), Immigrant Song (1970), Stairway To Heaven (1971).

# THE WHO Official Website / Wikipedia Article
__Example Songs: My Generation (1965), Pinball Wizard (1969), Won't Get Fooled Again (1971).

# DEEP PURPLE Official Website / Wikipedia Article
__Example Songs: Black Night (1970), Child In Time (1970), Smoke On The Water (1973).

# MARILLION Official Website / Wikipedia Article
__Example Songs: Kayleigh (1985), Incummunicado (1987),
Cover My Eyes (Pain & Heaven) (1991).

# THE KINKS Official Website (?) / Wikipedia Article
__Example Songs: You Really Got Me (1964), All Day And All Of The Night (1964), Lola (1970).

# CREAM Official Website / Wikipedia Article
__Example Songs: I Feel Free (1966), White Room (1968), Badge (1969).

Do your thing people... state them reasoning and get them votes counted! I'll be waiting... =D

On your marks... get set... ready... eddie... steady... VOTE!!!

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oh crp.. this group will need a whole lot of meditation to find out who'll get what votes...

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LOL Somehow everytime I seem to find a good way of preparing a group that gives you trouble to choose from huh? Well, good luck and welcome to my world...

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By far and away my first vote easily goes to Pink Floyd! There isn't even another group I can think of that would rate a close contest to them. I love love love Gilmour's guitar. The vocals are sometimes haunting, sometimes beautiful, sometimes creepy, etc. Just fantastic. Nobody really puts out albums like this anymore and that's a slam just as much on the artists as it is the industry.

Anyway, in a distant second I'm going to pick The Who. I might have picked Cream but they just weren't together long enough to warrant picking them. I didn't even like the Who when I first started listening to them, but they have grown on me. Excellent drums, good vocals, decent overall sound, but I think it's just the lyrics and the way they are presented that leads me to pick them for my number 2.

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god.... had to put all the **** super groups in one freaking battle didnt you......

heres my dillema. i want to vote led zeppelin and the who.... but i love marillion and cream as well. i want to give marillion a fighting chance cause they deffinatly deserve it.

after much thought, my first vote goes to led zeppelin. led zeppelin has not only amazing albums as wholes, but they play it SO WELL LIVE. not only that, but the way they recorded was amazing and totally influential as well. for many many songs by zep, john bonham recorded his drums in an abandoned subway tunnel, then about a half mile down the tunnel, there were the people recording. what they did was truely amazing and deffinatly my favorite british invasion band.

my second vote goes to cream. ginger baker may be an ignorant dueche bag who thinks every other drummer accept him sucks, but he is gooood.... he has the right to talk ****. and eric clapton is probably the most influential and important guitarist of all time to rock music.

pink floyd i only listen to when im high.

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Oh this is going to take so long.HOW DO I PICK BETWEEN THE WHO,LED ZEPPELIN,PINK FLOYD,AND DEEP PURPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!

1st pick Deep Purple

I love this band.One of the original heavy metal bands with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.Of course they got Smoke on the Water,the best guitar music ever,but they also got Black Night which is also great.Of course metal wouldn't be here without them.

2nd pick Led Zeppelin

The other original metal band.Jimmy Page is absolutely amazing.Will never be as good as SLASH(that's right del),but is still the second best.Also,they are so good live.They didn't mouth and they could do everything except the boring stuff.

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Will never be as good as SLASH(that's right del),but is still the second best.

-_-. you are asking for the verbal beatdown of the century my friend
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My first vote goes to Pink Floyd, because (in my awesome opinion) they are the greatest band of all time and even the gods envy and admire their awesomeness. They are terrific musicians that composed some of the greatest music that has ever, and ever will exist, and paved the way to the awesomeness that is Progressive Rock nowadays.

Second vote goes to Led Zeppelin. Mainly for their titanic influence, but I also find them pretty enjoyable to listen to unlike some bands that were very influential but ***-boring to listen to.

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-_-. you are asking for the verbal beatdown of the century my friend

OK,bring it on,I'm SLASH,your Jimmy Page,this shouldn't be hard considering how good SLASH is.
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im not jimmy page. dude i could list WELL over 50 guitarists in the rock genre alone that are better then slash in every way, let along all genres.

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You really have to keep making difficult battles, don't you Daycee? Anyway, my votes

1. The Who. The Who are one of the most influential bands that existed, and are often considered the start of punk rock. Roger Daltery's vocals are perfect for the music that they play, while Pete Towshend is one of the best (or at least was) one of the best at guitar. It too bad he's near deaf. And blind. Besides them, John Entwistle played bass like it was a rhythm guitar, and Keith Moon was one of the most insane drummers out there. To top it all off, they invented the act of destroying one's instruments at the end of a concert.

2. This one's tough, but I'll give it to Led Zeppelin. They have one of the most diverse sounds in rock that I've heard. Robert Plant is one of the great voices of Rock, and combined with Jimmy Page, arguably near the top of the list of best guitar players, it makes for an amazing sound. I remember watching a Zeppelin concert on VH1. They put on quite a show when they did concerts (and Jimmy played with a violin bow!).

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#1 = The Who, they really influenced so many rock bands, theyve got great songs,awsome singer and awsome guitarist and ya, that pretty much sums up The Who though I wouldve put them in group 1

#2 = Led Zeppelin Like the who, extremely influencial, really, and i meen really good guitarist, and pretty good songs.

Slash is actually good, now im pretty shure delossantosj doesnt play guitar, but i do, and im telling you he isnt a legend for nothing! Havent you listened to november rain!!!

and also smoke on water is, in no way the best guitar riff!! i can think of many more than 100 other songs that beat it! all it is, is the easiest guitar riff.

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im not jimmy page. dude i could list WELL over 50 guitarists in the rock genre alone that are better then slash in every way, let along all genre

wlell list them then.
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i may not be a guitar player, but i am a musician and i know what im talking about.

before i list these guitarists i shall list the criteria: originality, creativity, influence, and skill(technique and versatillity)

in no particular order, this is 50 guitarists better then slash based on the above criteria

1 jimmy hendrix
2 jimmy page
3 jeff beck
4 joe satriani
5 eric clapton
6 steve morse
7 tony iommi
8 richie blackmore
9 frank zappa
10 john petrucci
11 chuck berry
12 scotty moore
13 frank zappa
14 carlos santana
15 david gilmour
16 robert fripp
17 duanne allman
18 steve cropper
19 jeff hanneman
20 steve howe
21 alex lifeson
22 jan akkerman
23 danny gatton
24 shawn lane
25 mark knopfler
26 eric johnson
27 steve hackett
28 phil keaggy
29 pete townshed
30 yngwie malmsteen
31 randy rhoads
32 kerry king
33 uli john roth
34 jimmy nolen
35 jerry garcia
36 tommy bolin
37 john mclaughlin
38 hank marvin
39 bo diddley
40 hank marvin
41 buckethead
42 link wray
43 lonnie mack
44 guthrie govan
45 curtis mayfeild
46 gary moore
47 michael schenker
48 brian may
49 paul gilbert
50 marty friedman
51 Orion


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First vote is to Pink Floyd. Pink Floyd is what you get when you throw Jesus in the blender, freeze the juice, and pour it onto a piece of sheet music. Almost all of their albums have been awesome and they've explored a lot of interesting territory.

Second is Led Zeppelin. They were extraordinarily influential, creative, and made a huge splash when they were around. They're iconic in almost every way.

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