The 2013 Ultimate Classic Rock Bowl continues with a battle pitting controversial and influential rock groups from two different generations - Guns N' Roses and the Rolling Stones. Over the next month, 16 of rock’s biggest bands will square off against each other in a series of single-elimination matches to determine the genre's true champion.

The case for each band is pretty clear-cut: Guns N' Roses almost single-handedly saved rock from the hair-metal plague of the late '80s. Then again, the Rolling Stones have been around twice as long and are among a handful of bands that helped create, expand and define rock and roll as we know it.

So who shall advance to the 2013 Ultimate Classic Rock Bowl quarterfinals — Guns N' Roses or the Rolling Stones? Cast your vote in the poll below. The voting for all eight matches in our first round ends on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 11:59 PM ET. The winner will be announced Feb. 4 — the day after Super Bowl XLVII.

You can vote once per hour, so keep coming back to make sure that your favorite team -- err... we mean, group -- wins!

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