Two very different kinds of drummers face off in the opening round of our new March Drum Madness competition: The Rolling Stones' veteran stick man Charlie Watts vs. Motley Crue's Tommy Lee.

We've placed 32 of the most famous drummers in classic rock history into our March Drum Madness bracket. Over the coming weeks, their ranks will be cut in half in each of five rounds until we arrive at your choice for the greatest rock drummer of all time.

Watts was schooled in the art of jazz drumming, which set him apart from many of his '60s contemporaries. Listen to any of his classic performances over the years -- from "Get Off of My Cloud" to "Tumbling Dice" to "Start Me Up" -- and you'll hear an expert musician at the top of his game. Lee, on the other hand, was schooled on classic rock drummers like Watts, and his showman-style playing (sometimes hundreds of feet in the air) made songs like "Girls, Girls, Girls" and "Dr. Feelgood" into '80s favorites.

You can vote once per hour in each of our 16 opening March Drum Madness battles until the first round closes on March 23 at 11:59PM ET. The ultimate winner will be revealed on April 7.


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