Last Chance to Vote in Round Two of the Choose the Cover of Rolling Stone Contest

Support your favorite band before 11:59 p.m. ET tonight

April 14, 2011 11:45 AM ET

Today is the last day to vote in the second round of the Choose the Cover of Rolling Stone contest! Eight bands are competing to not only appear on the cover of Rolling Stone, but also win a contract with Atlantic Records and make their debut television appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Choose the Cover of Rolling Stone, Round Two: Vote by April 14!

You can familiarize yourself with each band by watching videos of live performances and interviews recorded at Rolling Stone's studio in New York and downloading free songs recorded during recent studio sessions with top producers. You can then vote for your favorites – but hurry, voting closes at 11:59 p.m. ET tonight!

Photos: Rolling Stone Cover Contest Bands Take NYC

On April 27th, four finalists will be announced, and voting for Round Three will begin. Those four acts  will then play a live showcase in front of editors and music executives to advance to the final round - an epic battle of the bands at the Bonnaroo festival in June.

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