|The 2013 Ultimate Classic Rock Bowl Finals have begun! After three weeks and 14 hard-fought battles — with over 250,000 votes being registered in the semifinal round alone — only two legendary bands are left to fight for the title: Guns N’ Roses and Rush.
16 of rock’s biggest bands met up earlier this month in a series of single-elimination polls to determine the genre’s true champions. Each of our finalists has racked up an impressive string of victories. Rush dispatched Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aerosmith and most recently Van Halen (58 to 42%) in their three matches.
Meanwhile, Guns N’ Roses were giant-killers, defeating the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and in an absolutely epic (50.3 to 49.7%) semifinal round battle, the Beatles.
So who gets your vote — the progressive rock kings from the “Great White North,” or perhaps the most dangerous band to ever explode out of Los Angeles? It’s up to you! You can vote once per hour in the 2013 Ultimate Classic Rock Bowl Finals from now until Sunday, Feb. 3 at 11:59 PM ET.
As a thank you to all the people who have voted and made this competition such a great success, we will also be giving away a $100 iTunes gift card to one lucky winner.
The 2013 Ultimate Classic Rock Bowl champ and the winner of the $100 iTunes gift card will be announced next Monday, Feb. 4 — the day after the Super Bowl.
Vote for Guns N' Roses here.