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XxLBJames23xX
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This thread while hold competitions to see which band AG likes the most. You vote on which of the following band is better and why. Then, I will add all of the votes and see which band is better.

RULES
1.You can only vote one time
2.Do not spam (duh).
3.Do not complain if the band you want to win loses

Please keep this clean and I will try to pick bands that people know of.

The first battle will be between....
Kiss and Aerosmith

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Ernie15
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Remember this? Well, it's back.

Main:
Kaiser Chiefs - 3
Editors - 0

Obscure:
Protomartyr - 1
Future of the Left - 1

Votes without sufficient reasoning have been excluded. @sonicfan101, your votes will not be counted because just saying the names of the bands you vote for is not enough reasoning. @Riptizoid101, the vote for Kaiser Chiefs was counted, but it's borderline. Obviously saying "I only know of one of the bands" is not a passable excuse when there are links to the songs, which probably did actually link somewhere in 2014.

Anyway, here's the first battle of 2015, metal from the 70s/80s.

Iron Maiden

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/write.ign.com/141991/2014/08/iron-maiden.jpg

The Number Of The Beast
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mHe6FMs46o

Wrathchild
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-3Ka8x4zvE

Run To The Hills
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZlDZPYzfm4

vs.

Black Sabbath

http://www.black-sabbath.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Black-Sabbath.jpg

Paranoid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQBttKoetqo

War Pigs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jDvEbT0hb8

Iron Man
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2owt3depq2o

You only get 3 each from now on, but you can click on the videos and watch them directly from the site now. At the end of the battle, I will be counting the number of the votes, but I'm already paranoid that some of you will not provide reasoning. Anyway, vote.

UnleashedUponMankind
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Black Sabbbath

Both bands had a great influence, both made great songs... but overall Sabbath's influence is always a lil bit greater than Maiden's, that's the more universally applicable part...
...besides this i has to say: i had the doubtful pleasure to meet Bruce Dickinson several times... and i really don't like him.

*topic updated*

HahiHa
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Regent

My vote goes to Iron Maiden.

Musically speaking this is a very difficult decision. Both are legends and I like to listen to both bands. Ultimately, I prefer Iron Maiden's faster, more melodious style. Dio ("Heaven and Hell") gets an honorable mention for being a better singer than both Ozzy and Bruce combined .

...besides this i has to say: i had the doubtful pleasure to meet Bruce Dickinson several times... and i really don't like him.

I don't know either one, but after this comment of yours I went to Bruce's wiki article and read about the so-called Ozzfest incident, which to be honest doesn't speak in favour of the Osbournes either.
Arm_Candy
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Bard

Iron Maiden was my favorite band for a while back when I was into this kind of music. Comparing them now, I would still put Iron Maiden ahead of Sabbath for being more upbeat and not having as many slower songs that go on for longer than they need to. I have always liked both bands, though, so it is a close vote.

Bruce Dickinson set to launch own airline

Apparently Bruce has piloted his band mates on world tours. Now he has purchased a Boeing 737 and is launching his own commercial airline.

Skeleton_Pilot
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Blacksmith

Whoa, it's back! And with bands I've actually heard!

It's not easy to choose... they both have awesome guitar playing with great lead singers and catchy memorable songs! In the end, I'll pick Iron Maiden on the grounds that they make me want to get up and dance, and I'm a get up and dance kind of person! But "Paranoid" made even that particular choice tough, so it's almost too close to call... but Iron Maiden still wins my vote this round!

Bruce Dickinson set to launch own airline

Lol... he's serious about all kinds of heavy metal! =P

philimaster
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Peasant

I have to admit i really don't like either of these bands but if forced i'd go for Iron Maiden

Ernie15
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Bard

@philimaster - You must provide more reasoning for your vote in order for it to be counted.

DrElmer
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Shepherd

Listened to both bands a lot, always liked Sabbath a bit better. To me it always sounded like blues musicians playing hard rock, which made me want to listen to them even more.

Ernie15
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Bard

This has gone on long enough.

Iron Maiden - 3
Black Sabbath - 2

We'll go back a decade or two for the next battle to some of rock 'n' roll's founding fathers. Both musicians are so influential that you get four example songs instead of three this time.

Ray Charles
http://www.toptenz.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Ray-Charles1.jpg

I Got a Woman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnI_LuCJ4Ek

Hit the Road Jack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rEsVp5tiDQ

What'd I Say
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTIP_FOdq24

Georgia On My Mind
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRgWBN8yt_E

vs.

Chuck Berry
http://cdn.americansongwriter.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/cb.jpg

Johnny B. Goode
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8JULmUlGDA

Sweet Little Sixteen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLV4NGpoy_E

School Days
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHG5-GxI_Es

My Ding-A-Ling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaEC-lWSlmI

B. Goode and Hit the Votes (Jack) Those of you who will not vote...

Arm_Candy
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Bard

Both Ray and Chuck were ahead of their time with the songs they wrote and performed on their signature instruments. I would put Ray slightly ahead only because he is a better singer and his songs are more distinct from one another. Another very close vote, though.

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King

Both of these legends were ground-breaking and paved the way for the music of the current artists. Where Ray Charles was a charmer with his smooth melodies and catchy tunes, Chuck Berry was a wild Rock-'n'-Rolla fella that always boosted the crowd with his driving tempo and slick guitar riffs. Not to mention his double-meaning and naughty-ness often hidden in his lyrics!

Man... this is a darn hard choice here @Ernie15... errr...

I still prefer Chuck Berry's rock and roll sound and the way he created a platform for the Rock and Metal bands of these days. I do like Ray Charles a lot allright, I just... well... like Chuck Berry a little better! Heh...

Meh vote... Chuck Berry! Hail, hail, Rock and Roll!!!

UnleashedUponMankind
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Grand Duke

Hard choice... really.
Both are simply legendary musicians... but Chuck compositions are "con brio", which makes the difference, so:

Chuck Berry

kegaumongo
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Grand Duchess

Mmm, quite difficult to choose between these two groundbreaking artists, who played such a major role in the music field.

So while both make outstanding music that I listen quite often, my vote goes to Chuck Berry. That rock & roll sound and, basically, the guitar riffs are out of this world. They're just awesome and keep amazing me after all these years.

DrElmer
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Shepherd

Chuck is the original rock guitarist and still one of the best ever. Without him, we wouldn't have some of the great rock bands from the 70's. Ray is also highly influential, but for me it's an easy vote for Chuck.

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Jester

I would put Ray slightly ahead only because he is a better singer and his songs are more distinct from one another.

I agree with this, Ray did have a stronger voice and he did take a less formulaic approach to songwriting. Ray can sing as well as he can play, and he doesn't duplicate his melodies.

Johnny B. Goode is still one of the greatest songs ever, even if Mark Campbell sings it better in Back to the Future.

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