Jackson Wetherbee Band wins Hard Rock Cafe Battle

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The Metal Band Amadis, Gravitas, Jackson Wetherbee Band, In Like Lions and The Richard James Band all rocked the Hard Rock Cafe on Sunday as part of the final round for the Boston stage of the 2011 Hard Rock Cafe Battle of the Bands. In the end, it was the Jackson Wetherbee Band’s that won over the panel of judges and took home the crown.

The band’s performance was recorded and will now be sent to a panel of acclaimed industry experts, who will judge each of the winners in four world regional categories. Bands making it to the final phase will be posted on hardrock.com, where fans worldwide will vote on their favorites from each region.

All four regional winners will be flown to London, treated like rock stars and given a spot on the bill at Hard Rock Calling 2011, which will take place June 24 through June 26 in London’s Hyde Park. The band that receives the most fan votes will open for one of the festival’s headliners on the Main Stage at Hard Rock Calling 2011, with the runners-up rocking out on the Second Stage. The full festival lineup has yet to be revealed but Bon Jovi and Rod Stewart have been confirmed as two of the headliners.

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