Two British drummers with different approaches to their instrument meet up in the opening round of our new competition, March Drum Madness. You can vote below for either Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac or Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden.

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.

Coming out of the British blues scene, Fleetwood’s propulsive-but-steady drum work was the force behind such massive hits as “Rhiannon,” “Go Your Own Way” and “Tusk.” McBrain joined Iron Maiden in 1982 and quickly made his presence felt on Piece of Mind’s opening cut, “Where Eagles Dare.” He also showed that he could handle Maiden’s progressive side on the 10-minute “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son” as easily as deliver driving rock on “2 Minutes to Midnight.”

We don't envy you for having to make this decision. 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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