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Randy Rhoads vs. Adrian Smith – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Round 2

Randy Rhoads / Adrian Smith
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In battle between old school and new school, immortal Ozzy Osbourne / Quiet Riot guitarist Randy Rhoads claimed a decisive victory over Between the Buried and Me’s Paul Waggoner. Waggoner is damn good, but Rhoads and his masterful body of work allowed a landslide win to occur. The ‘Crazy Train’ icon now moves on to the next round.

Choosing a representative from Iron Maiden was a tough call for this competition, but after much thought and analysis of the band’s work, Adrian Smith was given one of 32 spots in Round 1 of our Greatest Metal Guitarist feature. Smith was able to vanquish Ozzy Osbourne / Badlands legend Jake E. Lee, allowing Smith gaining entrance to Round 2.

Randy Rhoads or Adrian Smith? Cast your vote for the Greatest Metal Guitarist in the poll below! Voting for this round closes on Sunday, July 28 at 11:59PM ET. Fans can vote once per hour, so keep coming back to make sure that your favorite metal musician wins!

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