Iron Maiden's London Troopers face off against Heart's Seattle Barracudas in round one of the first-ever Hard Rock Football League championship.

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 championship.

Since he can do just about everything else -- singing, flying vintage warplanes, fencing -- we'd have to assume Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson would make one heck of a good quarterback, easily capable of leading his team all the way to the finals. But don't make the mistake of counting out Heart, who overcame amazing competition earlier this year, defeating Van Halen, Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue and Aerosmith to win our March Riff Madness competition.

So who gets your betting money -- and more importantly, your support -- the Troopers or the Barracudas? You can vote once an hour for your favorite team from now until 8AM ET on Tuesday, Sept. 9, in all four of our first round match-ups. The winner of the Hard Rock Football League will be announced on Sept. 30.

Ultimate Classic Rock's Hard Rock Football League Bracket:


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


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