Competing with the almighty Randy Rhoads is no picnic. It'll take a truly special guitarist to defeat the late, great Rhoads, for the Ozzy Osbourne / Quiet Riot shredder has already eliminated Iron Maiden's Adrian Smith and Between the Buried and Me's Paul Waggoner by substantial margins.

Tool guitarist Adam Jones just scored a massive win over one of the world's most beloved guitarists, Slash. Jones' experimental style has helped mold Tool into a group of the highest accolades, and because of this, Jones was able to defeat Slash, along with Machine Head's Phil Demmel in Round 1.

Randy Rhoads or Adam Jones? Cast your vote for the Greatest Metal Guitarist in the poll below! Voting for this round closes on Sunday, Aug. 4 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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