As originally posted on ultimateguitar.com here.
So after over four whole months, the inaugural edition of UG Showdown came to an end with a massive clash between late Pantera icon Dimebag Darrell and Queen legend Brian May.
Based on nearly 55,000 fan votes, Dr. May grabbed the title by fetching around 60% of the votes, placing him straight on the throne of guitar lords!
On his way to the finals, Brian earned a reputation of a destroyer of prog champions, as he first bested John Petrucci in round one, and then devastated Robert Fripp in the second phase. In the quarterfinals, he triumphed over Jimmy Page in a tight clash, and then bested John Frusciante in the quarterfinals.
As for Dime, his journey to the finals saw him besting such titans as Rory Gallagher, Buckethead, David Gilmour, and even Jimi Hendrix in the semifinals. He was ultimately stopped by the Doctor, but a silver medal is still a great nod to one of the all-time greats of metal.
For more details on the poll outcomes, check out the UG summary page here.