2017 Alternative Press Music Awards nominees announced

 

Last week, Alternative Press confirmed the first wave of artists set to hit the stage during the 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards set to take place this summer. On Tuesday (April 25), the rock-centric publication unveiled the list of categories and nominees for the summertime music awards show. In addition to the typical categories such as “Artist of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” and “Best Music Video,” the fourth incarnation of the annual awards show added two new categories to the list; “Best Hard Rock Artist” and “Best New Artist.”

“This year’s nominations are from a very diverse pool of artists, probably the most diverse we’ve ever had,” said Alternative Press founder and CEO Mike Shea. “We are representing genres from alternative to indie pop to hard rock to metal – all of whose nominations showcase the best in their field as chosen by a pool of input from fans, music industry VIPs, and the staff at Alternative Press.”

Fans can currently go to Alternative Press’ website and vote for their favorite artists in all the categories. Voting is officially underway with the polls closing on Friday, June 30.  Tickets for the awards show are also available on the publication’s website.

In addition to adding new categories and featuring a more diverse list of performers, this year will also mark the first time in two years that the awards show has changed hosts. Earlier this year, the publication released a short clip featuring previous 2015 and 2016 hosts Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat from All Time Low, handing over the APMAs hosting mantle over to Black Veil Brides/Andy Black leader, Andy Biersack.

The 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards is set to take place on July 17 at the Quicken Loans Arena in the publication’s hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Previously announced acts including All Time Low, New Years Day, Sleeping with Sirens, Pierce the Veil, The Pretty Reckless, Bone Thugs (the extension of Bone Thugs N Harmony), Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Against Me!, Machine Gun Kelly, and Korn were confirmed to hit the stage during this year’s festivities.

For now, the complete list of nominees can be seen below.

Artist of the Year
A Day to Remember
Blink-182
Fall Out Boy
Good Charlotte
Green Day
Machine Gun Kelly
Panic! at the Disco
Pierce the Veil
Sum 41
The Pretty Reckless

Album of the Year
Andy Black, The Shadow Side
Tonight Alive, Limitless
Architects U.K., All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
Atilla, Chaos
Beartooth, Aggressive
Every Tie I Die, Low Teens
I Prevail, Lifelines
Moose Blood, Blush
Pierce the Veil, Misadventures
Waterparks, Double Dare

Song of the Year
A Day to Remember, “Paranoia”
Andy Black, “We Don’t Have to Dance”
Pierce the Veil, “Circles”
Machine Gun Kelly, “Alpha Omega”
Real Friends, “Mess”
Waterparks, “Stupid for You”

Most Dedicated Fanbase
Melanie Martinez
Motionless in White
Paramore
PVRIS
Sleeping with Sirens
Twenty One Pilots

Best Vocalist
Ben Barlow, Neck Deep
Cody Carson, Set It Off
Derek DiScanio, State Champs
John O’Callaghan, The Maine
Keith Buckley, Every Time I Die
Lynn Gunn, PVRIS

Best Drummer
Arejay Hale, Halestorm
Aric Improta, Night Verses
Dean Butterworth, Good Charlotte
Frank Zummo, Sum 41
Matt Mingus, Dance Gavin Dance
JP “Rook” Cappelletty, Machine Gun Kelly

Best Bassist
Alex Dean, Architects U.K.
Chris Hinkley, I the Mighty
Fat Mike, NOFX
“Fieldy” Arvizu, Korn
Ryan Scott Graham, State Champs
Sergio Vega, Deftones

Best Guitarist
Ben Weinman, The Dillinger Escape Plan
Claudio Sanchez, Coheed and Cambria
Jordan Buckley, Every Time I Die
Reba Meyers, Code Orange
Steve Menoian, I Prevail
Teppei Teranishi, Thrice

Best Hard Rock Artist
Bullet for My Valentine
Halestorm
Highly Suspect
In This Moment
Korn
The Pretty Reckless

Best Live Band
Beartooth
Dance Gavin Dance
Falling in Reverse
In This Moment
Issues
NOFX

Best Underground Band
Broadside
Knocked Loose
Movements
Palaye Royale
Silent Planet
With Confidence

Breakthrough Band
Avatar
Creeper
Ice Nine Kills
One OK Rock
Moose Blood
Waterparks

Best Music Video
Highly Suspect, “Bloodfeather”
I See Stars, “Calm Snow”
Korn, “Insane”
Memphis May Fire, “This Light I Hold” (featuring Jacoby Shaddix)
State Champs, “Losing Myself”
Sum 41, “Fake My Own Death”

Best New Artist Music Video
K.Flay, “Blood In The Cut”
PUP, “Sleep in the Heat”
SWMRS, “Palm Trees”
Tiny Moving Parts, “Common Cold”
Watsky, “Don’t Be Nice”
With Confidence, “Voldemort”

First wave of Alternative Press Music Awards performers announced

The Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy Drink is a couple of months away from happening and the people behind the annual music awards have just unveiled the first wave of performers. On Monday (April 17), Alternative Press unveiled that bands like All Time Low, New Years Day, Sleeping with Sirens, Pierce the Veil, and The Pretty Reckless, and more are just some of the artists heading to Ohio in mid-July.

In addition to the above mentioned acts, rap icon Bone Thugs (the extension of Bone Thugs N Harmony), Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Against Me!, Machine Gun Kelly, and metal icons Korn will also grace the stage during the show.

“We’re really excited to perform at this year’s awards and are looking forward to seeing all our fans in Cleveland,” Korn frontman Jonathan Davis said in a statement. “I performed at the first ever APMAs back in 2014 with Asking Alexandria, and it’s been awesome to watch how this show has grown over the years.”

Tickets for the rock music-centric awards show are currently on sale at Alternative Presswebsite. In addition to general tickets which will set you back $40, several VIP packages are available including the Monster VIP Table, the Ultimate VIP, and Premium Seating packages.

The fourth annual Alternative Press Music Awards is set to take place on July 17 at the Quicken Loans Arena in the publication’s hometown of Cleveland. Unlike the past two years, this year’s awards show will be hosted by Black Veil Bride/Andy Black head honcho, Andy Biersack.

Alternative Press Music Awards announce 2016 nominees

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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.

2015 Alternative Press Music Awards Winners

After so much publicity and posts from artists that we admire and listen to on a daily basis, the second annual Alternative Press Music Awards have called it a day (or night).

Leading the pack with the most wins at this year’s award show were the guys from All Time Low, taking home the awards for “Best Bassist” (Zack Merrick), “Best Drummer” (Rian Dawson), and “Most Dedicated Fans” (Hustlers).

In addition to the typical best whatever categories, legendary punk band X was given the Icon award while Corey Taylor from Slipknot presented Rob Zombie with the Vanguard award,

Check out the complete list of winners below.

2015 ALTERNATIVE PRESS MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS:

Artist Of The Year – Issues

Album Of The Year – Black Veil Brides – Black Veil Brides

Artist Philanthropic – Taking Back Sunday, American Cancer Society

Best Live Band – A Day To Remember

Breakthrough Band – PVRIS

Song Of The Year presented by Epitaph Records – Sleeping With Sirens (“Kick Me”)

Best International Band – The 1975 (UK)

Best Music Video – Bring Me The Horizon (“Drown”)

Best Fandom – 5 Seconds of Summer

Most Dedicated Fans – All Time Low (Hustlers)

Best Underground Band – Being As An Ocean

Best Vocalist – Hayley Williams (Paramore)

Best Guitarist – Tony Perry (Pierce The Veil)

Best Bassist – Zack Merrick (All Time Low)

Best Drummer – Rian Dawson (All Time Low)

As soon as they become available, we will upload all the live performance videos from the show which included Panic! at the Disco, Weezer, Pierce the Veil, the return of Sum 41, and even Metro Station getting booed off the stage.

Watch Full Alternative Press Music Award Performances

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We’ve already given you the winners from last night’s inaugural Alternative Press Music awards, and like we promised we have gone ahead and looked for all the performances that took place and will be putting them up below.

Instead of talking about each of the bands performing, we will let the music speak for itself.

Enjoy.

ALTERNATIVE PRESS MUSIC AWARD PERFORMANCES:

“Luck Be A Lady” and “Fly Me To The Moon” (Frank Sinatra covers)// Brendon Urie (Panic! at the Disco) feat. the Contemporary Youth Orchestra:

“City Of Ocala” and “Right Back At It Again”// A Day to Remember feat. Neck Deep’s Ben Barlow:

“Devil’s Rain,” “Where Eagles Dare,” “Dig Up Her Bones,” and “Die Die My Darling.”// The Misfits feat. Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack:

“A Love Like War”// All Time Low feat. Vic Fuentes of Pierce the Veil:

Medley of “Dear Maria, Count Me In” Yellowcard’s “Lights and Sounds”, New Found Glory’s “All Down Hill From Here”// All Time Low feat. members from Yellowcard and New Found Glory:

“If You Can’t Hang”// Sleeping with Sirens:

“There Goes the Neighborhood” and “Talk Shit=Get Shot”// Ice T and Body Count:

“See My Tears”// Machine Gun Kelly:

“Guns for Hands”// twenty one pilots:

“Car Radio”// twenty one pilots feat. the Contemporary Youth Orchestra and featuring Issues’ Michael Bohn:

“Gangsta’s Paradise” (Coolio cover)//Falling in Reverse feat. Issues’ Tyler Carter:

“The Phoenix” (Closing performance)// Fall Out Boy: