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)

*NSYNC Reunion at VMAs?

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Could it be true? Could the ’90s officially be making a comeback in 2013?

The way that things are looking, 90s boy band are making a major comeback, perfect for us nostalgic people. First we had New Kids on the Block getting back together to go on tour.  Then Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees joined, going on tour with the first two. Recently, we had the Backstreet Boys announced that they would be on tour and releasing a new album in celebration of their 20th anniversary,

Now the rumor is spinning again, claiming that *NSYNC might be reuniting as soon as this weekend.

In the last couple of hours, the consensus is that *NSYNC might be making a reunion happen at MTV’s Video Music Awards this weekend. The award ceremony, or party more like it, celebrates musicians who are the hottest of the bunch during the voting period. Awards are given off based votes, so yes, MTV does occasionally play music.

In the past, there had been the same kind of rumors running around, but they all ended up being squashed because, you know, Justin Timberlake is one of the most busy guys in Hollywood. The New York Post’s Page Six reported that they five guys will be gathering together for a one-off performance, though no confirmations nor denials have been made.

Timberlake will be appearing at the event to receive the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award as well as to perform. Sources report that former bandmates, JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and Chris Krikpatrick will be joining him on stage.

This year’s line up already features Lady Gaga opening the show, Katy Perry probably performing her new single, “Roar,” Robin Thicke giving us some of his sexy vocals on “Blurred Lines” and many other.

So if *NSYNC are in fact reuniting for a one-off performance, what song do you want them to do? We’re partial to “It’s Gonna Be Me.”

Radio Disney Music Awards’ Performers Revealed

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Radio Disney have announced the performers for their up coming music awards and some of the names should not be shocking since they are part of the Disney Channel family. Performers include Selena Gomez, Bridgit Mendler, Cody Simpson and several more.

Fans between the age of five and 18 can go online vote for their favorite artists to win awards such as “Ultimate Breakout Star: Biggest Viral Artist”; “XOXO: Best Crush Song”; “So FANtastic: Fiercest Fan” and many more. While the name of the show is the “Radio Disney Music Awards,” the artists aren’t the only ones getting recognized.

This year, the music award show will honor five kids from around the United States with the “Hero for Change” award that recognizes their efforts at trying to make their community a better place. But that isn’t the only thing listeners could win. Kids from Radio Disney’s 31 markets have the chance to win the “Youth Service Award” which awards one child from each market a $500 grant for their community project. They are also invited to be presented with the award by one of their favorite stars.

Tickets for the award ceremony can be found online, but for those that can’t make it, the show will be available on Radio Disney, RadioDisney.com, Disney.com and several other places.