Alternative Press Music Awards announce 2016 nominees

3-17-2016 6-06-24 PM

After much waiting, the nominees for the “2016 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards” have been unleashed. On Thursday (March 17), the music publication took to their Instagram page to release the names of the nominees for the third annual event. Instead of unveiling all the potential winners at once, the magazine decided to release the names in half-an-hour increments, much to the excitement, and frustration, of fans.

The complete list of categories and the nominees, can be seen below.

2016 ALTERNATIVE PRESS MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES:

Best Vocalist:
Alex Gaskarth – All Time Low
Caleb Shomo – Beartooth
Patrick Stump – Fall Out Boy
Lzzy Hale – Halestorm
Kellin Quinn – Sleeping With Sirens
Corey Taylor – Slipknot

Best Guitarist:
Kevin Skaff – A Day To Remember
JB Brubaker – August Burns Red
Kellen McGregor – Memphis May Fire
Chad Gilbert – New Found Glory
Misha Mansoor – Periphery
Jack Fowler – Sleeping With Sirens

Best Bassist (Presented By Razor & Tie):
Ralph Sica – Being As An Ocean
Skyler Acord – Issues
Ryan Neff – Miss May I
Matthew Taylor – Motion City Soundtrack
Ahren Stringer – The Amity Affliction
Kelen Capener – The Story So Far

Best Drummer (Presented By DW Drums):
Christian Coma – Black Veil Brides
Loniel Robinson – letlive.
Jerod Boyd – Miss May I
Dani Washington – Neck Deep
Maxx Danziger – Set It Off
Aaron Gillespie – Underoath

Best International Band:
As It Is (United Kingdom)
Babymetal (Japan)
Marianas Trench (Canada)
One OK Rock (Japan)
Parkway Drive (Australia)
You Me At Six (United Kingdom)

Best Music Video (Presented By Journeys):
All Time Low – “Something’s Gotta Give’’
August Burns Red – “Identity’’
Panic! at The Disco – ‘‘Emperor’s New Clothes’’
State Champs – ‘‘If I’m Lucky’’
The Wonder Years – “Cardinals’’
Twenty One Pilots – ‘‘Stressed Out’’

Song Of The Year (Presented By Epitaph Records):
Falling in Reverse – “Just Like You”
Never Shout Never – “Hey! We Ok”
Of Mice & Men – “Would You Still Be There”
Panic! at The Disco – “Hallelujah”
Pierce the Veil – “The Divine Zero”
State Champs – “Secrets”

Best Live Band:
Slipknot
Issues
Neck Deep
Beartooth
Motionless in White
Attila

Philanthropic Band of the Year:
Jake Luhrs – Heartsupport
Andrew McMahon – Dear Jack Foundation
The Used – Living the Dream
You Me at Six – Passport to the Bars
The Ghost Inside – Fundraiser, PETA
The Wonder Years – Puppies Behind Bars, After School All-Stars, the Herren Project, Futures Without Violence
This Wildlife – National Breast Cancer Foundation

Most Dedicated Fan Base:
The Ghost Inside
New Years Day
Issues
PVRIS
The Maine
Mayday Parade

Breakthrough Band:
State Champs
Set It Off
Knuckle Puck
I Prevail
New Years Day
Neck Deep

Best Underground Band:
Moose Blood
Tiny Moving Parts
Creeper
Too Close to Touch
ROAM
Cane Hill

Album of the Year:
That’s the Spirit – Bring Me Horizon
Future Hearts – All Time Low
Blurryface – Twenty One Pilots
Copacetic – Knuckle Puck
American Candy – The Maine
Madness – Sleeping With  Sirens
Around the World and Back – State Champs
Found in Faraway Places – August Burns Red
The Pale Emperor – Marilyn Manson
Life’s Not Out to Get You – Neck Deep

“The 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards” will take place on July 18 at the Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH. Voting for the nominees will begin on today at 6 p.m. EST on the awards’ official page on Alternative Presswebsite.

In addition to the lengthy list of bands who will make the trek to Ohio in the summer, the publication also announced that early bird ticket are currently available. Tickets for the mid-July event are currently available here and the ticket prices can range from 62.99 to $92.99.

Inaugural Alternative Press Music Awards Winners

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The first annual Alternative Press Music Awards have officially come and gone. Months of fans waiting and voting for their favorite artists who have graced the covers and the pages of the alternative music magazine have finally paid off. With many awesome performance, which we will definitely upload for you when they become available and great musicians such as Joan Jett and The Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan getting recognition, it looks like there’s finally an alternative award show to look forward to here in the United States.

Winners of the night included Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, All Time Low, Bring Me the Horizon and many more. Check out the full list of winners from last night’s inaugural event.

ALTERNATIVE PRESS MUSIC AWARD WINNERS:

Best Vocalist – Brendan Urie (Panic! At the Disco)

Best Live Band – Pierce the Veil

Breakthrough Band – Crown the Empire

Best Bassist – Jamie Preciado (Pierce the Veil)

Best International Band – Bring Me the Horizon

Artist Philanthropic – All Time Low/Skate4Cancer

Best Guitarist – Phil Manansala (Of Mice & Men)

Alternative Press Vanguard – Billy Corgan

Best Drummer – Mike Fuentes (Pierce the Veil)

Alternative Press Icon – Joan Jett

Most Dedicated Fans – Black Veil Brides

Guitar Legend – Slash (Guns & Roses)

Best Song of the Year – A Love Like War (All TIme Low w/ Vic Fuentes)

Album of the YearSempiternal (Bring Me the Horizon)

Artist of the Year – Fall Out Boy

Alternative Press to Hold Their Own Music Award Show

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What do you do when your publication has been around for a while (like let’s say 30 years)? Well, form your own music awards and that’s exactly what Alternative Press has now done. 

The music magazine which many of us probably lived on during those rough teen years, has announced that they will be holding the inaugural Alternative Press Music Awards at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on July 21 in the magazine’s hometown of Cleveland. For those not able to attend, AXS TV will be broadcasting the show live. 

The show will be hosted by blink-182’s Mark Hoppus and will feature live performances. Performers that have been confirmed at the moment are Fall Out Boy, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, the Misfits, A Day To Remember, All Time Low, Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco, Asking Alexandria and twenty one pilots.

Also scheduled to make an appearance are Billy Corgan from The Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Andy Biersack from Black Veil Brides, Machine Gun Kelly, Frankie Palmeri of Emmure and more to be announced. 

Both Corgan and Jett will be receiving special honors for their influence in the genre of rock music. Corgan will receive the first “Alternative Press Vanguard Award” while Jett and her band will receive the “AP Icon Award,” because that is what she is, an icon. 

As for the actual award, fans can cast their votes here, but before you do so, check out the categories below and those that are nominated for them. 

ALTERNATIVE PRESS MUSIC AWARD NOMINEES:

Artist Of The Year Presented by Monster Energy Drink
A Day To Remember 
Avenged Sevenfold 
Black Veil Brides
Bring Me The Horizon
Fall Out Boy
Of Mice & Men
Panic! At The Disco
Paramore
Pierce The Veil
Sleeping With Sirens

Album Of The Year presented by Journeys
A Day To Remember • Common Courtesy
Avenged Sevenfold • Hail To The King
Black Veil Brides • Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones
Bring Me The Horizon • Sempiternal
Fall Out Boy • Save Rock And Roll 
Paramore • Paramore 
Sleeping With Sirens • Feel
Touché Amoré • Is Survived By 
twenty one pilots • Vessel
The Wonder Years • The Greatest Generation

Artist Philanthropic Award Presented by Sub City / Take Action
All Time Low — Skate4Cancer
Memphis May Fire— peta2
Modern Baseball — 1BlueString
Pierce The Veil — The Keep A Breast foundation
Rise Against — Shirts For A Cure
The Used — Living The Dream Foundation

Best Live Band
A Day To Remember 
All Time Low 
Asking Alexandria
Fall Out Boy
Pierce The Veil
twenty one pilots

Breakthrough Band
The Color Morale
Crown The Empire
Issues
letlive. 
The Story So Far
twenty one pilots

Song of the Year
All Time Low feat. Vic Fuentes • “A Love Like War”
Bring Me The Horizon • “Shadow Moses”
Fall Out Boy • “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)”
Falling In Reverse • “Alone”
Paramore • “Still Into You”
Sleeping With Sirens feat. Machine Gun Kelly • “Alone”

Best International Band
Asking Alexandria (U.K.)
Bring Me The Horizon (U.K.)
Crossfaith (Japan)
Parkway Drive (Australia)
Silverstein (Canada)
Frank Turner (U.K.)

Most Dedicated Fans Presented by Fearless Records 
All Time Low
Avenged Sevenfold 
Black Veil Brides
Mayday Parade
My Chemical Romance
Pierce The Veil

Best Vocalist
Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides)
Vic Fuentes (Pierce The Veil)
Kellin Quinn (Sleeping With Sirens)
Oli Sykes (Bring Me The Horizon)
Brendon Urie (Panic! At The Disco)
Hayley Williams (Paramore)

Best Guitarist
JB Brubaker (August Burns Red)
Synyster Gates (Avenged Sevenfold) 
Phil Manansala (Of Mice & Men)
Jack O’Shea (Bayside)
Chris Rubey (The Devil Wears Prada) 
Jacky Vincent (Falling In Reverse)

Best Bassist
Jeremy Davis (Paramore)
Zack Merrick (All Time Low)
Ryan Neff (Miss May I)
Jaime Preciado (Pierce The Veil)
Devin “Ghost” Sola (Motionless In White)
Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy)

Best Drummer
Jess Bowen (The Summer Set)
Josh Dun (Twenty One Pilots)
Mike Fuentes (Pierce The Veil)
Matt Greiner (August Burns Red)  
Luke Holland (The Word Alive)
Ryan Seaman (Falling In Reverse)