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Iron Maiden vs. Black Sabbath – Classic Cage Match

Iron Maiden vs Black Sabbath
EMI / Warner Bros.

Iron Maiden have snapped Judas Priest's two-match Classic Cage Match win streak as the fans have voted 'Phantom of the Opera' the victor in he latest Classic Cage Match. The 1980 classic from the band's self-titled debut disc is filled with plenty of riffing and a frenetic drumbeat that's perfect to bang your head to. But does Maiden's 'Phantom of the Opera' have what it takes to continue their Classic Cage Match run?

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Judas Priest vs. Iron Maiden – Classic Cage Match

Judas Priest vs Iron Maiden
Columbia / EMI

Judas Priest have made it two-for-two in their Classic Cage Match competitions. The band's 1980 single, 'Breaking the Law,' just took out Ozzy Osbourne's 'Crazy Train' to see another Classic Cage Match day. The song, with its driving guitar and in-your-face Rob Halford vocals, has become a metal staple over the years and will now move on to face another standout track from 1980.

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Judas Priest vs. Ozzy Osbourne – Classic Cage Match

Judas Priest vs Ozzy Osbourne
Columbia / Epic

It was a tight battle, but Judas Priest's 'Breaking the Law' emerged victorious over the returning champ, Motorhead's 'Ace of Spades,' in the latest Classic Cage Match. The hard-driving riffs of the 1980 classic alongside Rob Halford's very distinctive vocals have made 'Breaking the Law' a metal anthem over the years. But how will the song do against another '80s metal powerhouse?

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Motorhead vs. Judas Priest – Classic Cage Match

Motorhead vs Judas Priest
Mercury / Columbia

Motorhead are moving on, claiming victory over AC/DC in the last Classic Cage Match. The band's 1980 anthem 'Ace of Spades' emerged victorious, besting 'Back in Black' in a match-up of iconic rock songs. But do Lemmy and crew have what it takes to keep their Classic Cage Match streak alive?

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AC/DC vs. Motorhead – Classic Cage Match

ACDC vs Motorhead
Atlantic / Mercury

Congrats are in order for Motley Crue's 'Wild Side,' which has now been officially retired after reaching the Loudwire Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame with five straight victories. With their run through 1987 complete, we now move on to two other well known bands and another year -- 1980.

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Motley Crue’s ‘Wild Side’ Enters Loudwire’s Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame

Motley Crue
Elektra Records

Congrats are in order for Motley Crue, who are following Disturbed and Megadeth as the initial entrants into Loudwire's Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame. The band did by winning five battles in a row with their song 'Wild Side' off their 1987 album 'Girls, Girls, Girls.'

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Motley Crue vs. The Cult – Classic Cage Match

Motley Crue vs The Cult
Elektra / Sire

Motley Crue are now one win away from the Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame with their high-energy rocker 'Wild Side.' The 1987 classic just bested Poison's 'Talk Dirty to Me' to earn its fourth victory in a row. But do they have what it takes to complete the run? Another challenger from 1987 will have a say so in that.

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Motley Crue vs. Poison – Classic Cage Match

Motley Crue vs Poison
Elektra / Enigma

Motley Crue have extended their win streak to three in the Classic Cage Match competition. That means with two more victories Motley Crue and their adrenaline-fueled 1987 single 'Wild Side' will be heading to the Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame. But do they have what it takes to survive the next challenge?

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Motley Crue vs. Def Leppard – Classic Cage Match

Elektra / Mercury
Elektra / Mercury

Motley Crue have gone two-for-two, as 'Wild Side' advances in the Classic Cage Match. The adrenaline-fueled 1987 favorite just bested Whitesnake's 'Here I Go Again' to earn its second Classic Cage Match victory and move one step closer to the Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame.

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Motley Crue vs. Whitesnake – Classic Cage Match

Motley Crue vs Whitesnake
Elektra / Geffen

Congrats to Motley Crue, as 'Wild Side' advances in the Classic Cage Match. The track, with its instantly recognizable guitar lick and full-on adrenaline, bested the Guns N' Roses classic 'Welcome to the Jungle' in the fan vote and will rock on to face another opponent from 1987.

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