Once again, there were some heated battles, but only two were left standing in the end. The readers have spoken, and Def Leppard face off against Van Halen in the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Finals.

There were some brutal rounds to get to all this. Classic rock heavies like Motley Crue and Ozzy Osbourne (as well as legendary groups like the Police and U2) were defeated along the way.

Now we're left with two bands. And it's up to to decide which one strolls into the hallowed Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.

The groups boast similar career paths: They both launched in the late '70s, although from different sides of the pond. And by the mid-'80s, they were two of music's biggest bands, conquering the pop charts as well as the rock ones that they were more than familiar with by then.

And they both got there through some unconventional ways -- Def Leppard glossed up their records, Van Halen added synths -- and with some shakeups along the way (Def Leppard's drummer lost his arm in a tragic accident; Van Halen lost their singer).

So which band gets your vote? You can cast your vote once an hour between now and when voting ends on Sept. 1 at 11:59PM EST. The next Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame inductee will be announced on Sept. 2. Be sure to read our official rules.