Wednesday, September 07, 2005

From AOL Music

AOL Music is proud to announce the winners of its first ever Battle of the Bands competition, voted on by you. With more than 10 million votes tallied, this contest has garnered champs in three key musical genres: pop, indie and classic rock. The winners for the best bands of the summer are:

· Pop Category:
Mariah Carey
· Indie Category:
My Chemical Romance
· Classic Rock Category:
Def Leppard

My Chemical Romance took top honors in the indie category.
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The Battle of the Bands has been so successful, AOL Music plans to launch another series of artist match-ups on a weekly basis later this year. See how the war was won:

She floated like a 'Butterfly' and stung heavyweights like Hilary Duff, Destiny’s Child and Green Day like a bee. Mariah’s got a five-octave range and she's not afraid to use it. And when the battle got tough, this seasoned pro was ready to 'Shake It Off' and keep on swingin.'

Def Leppard proved to be the most popular classic rockers.
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If New Jersey's emo-goth quintet hadn't won, we're not sure we would have been able to console them. Luckily, the gloomy guys of MCR trounced Audioslave, Taking Back Sunday and John Mayer to snag the indie prize. And they did it all without smudging their eyeliner, natch.

Bruised and battered from rough 'n' tumble wrassles with Sir Paul McCartney and Motley Crue, Def Leppard pulled itself up by its bootstraps and pressed on to defeat James Taylor. Take a 'Photograph' of this sweet victory, boys, before the 'Rock of Ages' rolls on!


08-09-05 12:29 EDT