Iron Maiden's Troopers battle Lynyrd Skynyrd's Freebirds in the quarterfinals of our Hard Rock Football League championship -- and you get to decide the winner!

Why should Kiss and Motley Crue‘s Vince Neil be the only rock stars to own football teams? With the NFL season kicking off this month, we’ve decided to team up with Loudwire to create teams for 16 other great bands — and let you decide which squad deserves to win the first annual Hard Rock Football League title.

Both teams won their round one match-ups very easily, with Iron Maiden running the score up pretty high on Heart's Seattle Barracudas, and Lynyrd Skynyrd's 'Freebirds' rather handily defeating Ted Nugent's Motor City Mad Men.

So who gets your vote -- the Troopers or the Freebirds? You can vote once an hour for your favorite team from now until 8AM ET on Tuesday, Sept. 16, in both of our quarterfinal battles. The winner of the Hard Rock Football League will be announced on Sept. 30.

UCR's Hard Rock Football League Bracket

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Loudwire's Hard Rock Football Bracket:
(UCR's and Loudwire's winners will battle starting 9/23)