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Soundgarden vs. Nine Inch Nails – Classic Cage Match

Soundgarden vs Nine Inch Nails
A&M / Nothing/Interscope

First off, congrats are in order for Iron Maiden's 'Phantom of the Opera,' which just concluded its Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame run by defeating four other tracks from the year 1980 over the past month. With the Iron Maiden tune retired to the Hall of Fame, that makes room for two new competitors in the Classic Cage Match.

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Iron Maiden Enter Loudwire’s Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame

Iron Maiden
EMI

Rock on! Iron Maiden have entered the Loudwire Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame with their 1980 favorite, 'Phantom of the Opera.' The group did so by winning four Classic Cage Match battles over standout tracks from 1980.

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Iron Maiden vs. Saxon – Classic Cage Match

Iron Maiden vs Saxon
EMI / Carrere

Iron Maiden just chalked up their third victory in the Classic Cage Match. One more victory for 'Phantom of the Opera' and they will be entering the Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame. The song, which came from the band's self-titled debut and features original frontman Paul Di'Anno, has become a fan favorite over the years and managed to put up a significant victory over Diamond Head's 'Am I Evil?'

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Iron Maiden vs. Diamond Head – Classic Cage Match

Iron Maiden vs Diamond Head
EMI / Happy Face

Iron Maiden have begun a run through 1980, as their song 'Phantom of the Opera' just concluded its second straight Classic Cage Match victory. The song, which came from the band's self-titled debut disc while Paul Di'Anno was still their frontman, bested the Ronnie James Dio-led Black Sabbath and their 1980 single 'Heaven and Hell.'

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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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