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Recap: Alternative Press Music Awards Richie T |
07/22/2014 | Filed In: Alternative Press | Music Awards | APMAs | Mark Hoppus | Cleveland

Recap: Alternative Press Music Awards

Last night in Cleveland, Ohio the inaugural Alternative Press Music Awards paved the way for the future of alternative music. There were monstrous performances from upcoming bands such as Twenty One Pilots, Alternative hotshots All Time Low & A Day To Remember, and rock legends like Slash(yes, from Guns N’ Roses), Joan Jett, and The Misfits. An event like this only has room to grow, meaning that with each year this event will help spotlight this scene and help bring many of its talented bands into mainstream attention(if that is the goal). Just because a band doesn’t make it to the Grammys doesn’t mean that its not deserving of awards and attention. The awards were voted on by fans and here are the results along with the performances:

Awards: 

Best Vocalist (Presented by Tyler Carter of Issues and Craig Owens of Chiodos)

Best Live Band (Presented by members of Crown The Empire, We Are The In Crowd, & The Word Alive)

Breakthrough Band(Presented by members of Yellowcard)

 

Best Bassist (Presented by members of I See Stars)

Nominees:

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)

Winner: Jaime Preciado (Pierce The Veil)

Best Guitarist (Presented by members of Every Time I Die)

Best Drummer (Presented by Caleb Shomo of Beatooth, Shane Told of Silerstein, and Spencer Chamberlain formerly of Underoath)

Most Dedicated Fans (Presented By Levi Benton of Miss May I and Frankie Palmeri of Emmure)

Most Philanthropic Artist (Presented by members of Bayside, Letlive, & Less Than Jake)

Song of The Year (Presented by John O'Callaghan of The Maine & Mike Hranica of The Devil Wears Prada)

Best International Band

Album Of The Year (Presented by members of We Came As Romans)

Nominees:

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

Winner: Bring Me The Horizon - Sempiternal

Artist Of The Year (presented by Korn) 

Honorary Awards:

Vanguard Award:

Rock Icon Award:

Guitar Legend Award: 

Live Performances:

Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco performing Frank Sinatra w/Ohio Contemporary Youth Orchestra

Falling In Reverse performs “Gangsta’s Paradise” with Coolio and Tyler Carter of Issues

Sleeping With Sirens performs “If You Can’t Hang” & “Alone feat. Machine Gun Kelly”

Asking Alexandria performs “Hungry Like The Wolf” with Jonathon Clark of Korn

Twenty One Pilots’ performance includes them climbing up on the rafters and a crowdsurfing drum kit

All Time Low performs with New Found Glory & Vic Fuentes of Pierce The Veil

Machine Gun Kelly

A Day To Remember

Ice T & Body Count

The Misfits

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts feat. Slash

Final performance: Fall Out Boy “The Phoenix”

Well, there you have it! Overall, it was a great music awards show and a promise of something truly great in the years to come. After a few audio/sound engineering problems are fixed, online streaming becomes avaiable and a more accessible channel provides this awards show; then, this will certainly become one powerhouse of an awards show.

Written by: Intern Zach McEntire (Twitter:@McEntireZach)

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The First Ever Alternative Press Music Awards Richie T |
07/21/2014 | Filed In: Alternative Press | Music Awards | Mark Hoppus | Cleveland | Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

The First Ever Alternative Press Music Awards

Tonight, at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, music history will be made as the first ever Alternative Press Music Awards will be presented to the world. Nothing this prestigous or grandiose has been attempted in this scene or genre of music. The event will go on at 8pm ET(6pm our time). You can watch it on AXSTV(channel #340 on DirectTV and #167 on Dish Network, sorry Comcast/Xfinity customers we'll give you the recap tomorrow). Here are the awards and what to expect:

AP 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) 

Live performances from: Fall Out Boy • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts • The Misfits • Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco • A Day To Remember • All Time Low • Asking Alexandria • twenty one pilots • Sleeping With Sirens • Falling In Reverse • Body Count • Machine Gun Kelly • Special collaborations & more!

Special appearances from: Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) • Slash • Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!) • Ice-T & Coco • Suicide Silence/Silverstein - Black Veil Brides • Chiodos • Crown The Empire • Emmure • I See Stars • Issues • Korn • Memphis May Fire • Miss May I • Motionless In White • Paramore • We Came As Romans • Yellowcard • Attila • Bayside • Beartooth • The Devil Wears Prada • Echosmith • Less Than Jake • Letlive. • the Maine • Mayday Parade • Neck Deep • New Found Glory • Pierce The Veil • We Are The In Crowd • The Word Alive • & more!

The event will be hosted by Mark Hoppus of Blink-182! You can find more info at the Alternative Press website here!

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