Korn, Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace, & Goldfinger’s John Feldmann To Be Honored At 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards, More Performers Announced

The recipients of the Vanguard Award, Icon Award, and Influencer Award have been confirmed for the 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards. Korn will take home the Vanguard Award. Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace will take home the Icon Award, and Goldfinger’s John Feldmann will take home the Influencer Award. Those artists and the ones who win in the fan-voted categories will receive their awards during a ceremony at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH on July 17. That will be hosted by Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack. On another note, all of the following live performers have been confirmed: Korn, Against Me!, All Time Low, Pierce The Veil, Sleeping With Sirens, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Bone Thugs, Machine Gun Kelly, New Years Day, One OK Rock, The Pretty Reckless, “Punk Goes Pop Live!”, Plain White T’s, Nothing More, Halestorm‘s Lzzy Hale, and Adrian Young (No Doubt/Dreamcar)/Frank Zummo (Sum 41, etc.) drum off.

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Nominees For 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards. The ceremony will take place at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH on July 17, and you can vote HERE.

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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)
Chris Hinkley ( The Mighty)
Fat Mike (NOFX)
“Fieldy” Arvizu (Korn)
Ryan Scott Graham (State Champs)
Sergio Vega (Deftones)

Best Guitarist Presented By PRS:

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)

Most Dedicated Fanbase Presented By Fearless Records:

Melanie Martinez
Motionless In White
Paramore
PVRIS
Sleeping With Sirens
Twenty One Pilots

Song Of The Year Presented By Epitaph Records:

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”

Best Underground Band:

Broadside
Knocked Loose
Movements
Palaye Royale
Silent Planet
With Confidence

Breakthrough Band:

Avatar
Creeper
Ice Nine Kills
Moose Blood
One Ok Rock
Waterparks

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 Music Video Presented By Journeys:

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

Best New Artist Music Video Presented By Journeys:

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”

Artist Of The Year Presented By Monster Energy:

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 Presented By Journeys:

Andy Black – “The Shadow Side”
Tonight Alive – “Limitless”
Architects – “All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us”
Attila – “Chaos”
Beartooth – “Aggressive”
Every Time I Die – “Low Teens”
I Prevail – “Lifelines”
Moose Blood – “Blush”
Pierce The Veil – “Misadventures”
Waterparks – “Double Dare“

As previously reported, Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack will host the event, and it will feature performances by Korn, Against Me!, All Time Low, Pierce The Veil, Sleeping With Sirens, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Bone Thugs, Machine Gun Kelly, New Years Day, One OK Rock, and The Pretty Reckless.

Korn, Against Me!, The Pretty Reckless, New Years Day, Etc. To Perform At 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards

Korn, Against Me!, All Time Low, Pierce The Veil, Sleeping With Sirens, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Bone Thugs, Machine Gun Kelly, New Years Day, One OK Rock, and The Pretty Reckless have all been confirmed to perform at this year’s Alternative Press Music Awards. The ceremony is set to take place at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH on July 17, and it will be hosted by Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack.

Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack To Host 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards

Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack will be hosting this year’s Alternative Press Music Awards. The ceremony is set to take place in Cleveland, OH on July 17.

I am incredibly honored and excited to announce that I will be hosting the 2017 #APMAS in Cleveland Ohio on July 17th! This is going to be a very special night and to insure it's potential magic I have invited Lebron, Jim Thome and the ghost of Paul Newman to come perform a medley of classics, the entire 1968 cast of "Hair" will do interpretive dances to every single Warped Tour compilation cd from 1999 to present day AND I'm hoping to give at least 10 life time achievement awards! It's going to be incredible! In all seriousness, the #APMAS present an opportunity for all of us who love alternative rock and underground music to celebrate the sub culture, get dressed up and have fun listening to the music that we love! Rock never dies so long as the rebellion and passion are in our hearts! See ya in Cleveland! P.s Lebron probably won't make it.

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2017 Alternative Press Music Awards Set For July

The 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards has been set to take place in Cleveland, OH on July 17. More info will be revealed soon, and Alternative Press founder/CEO Mike Shea offered the following statement:

“We’ve got some big things planned for the APMAs in 2017 and we’re so happy that we get to return to our hometown to make it all happen. The city of Cleveland is one of the hottest revitalized cities in the nation and we are proud of our ongoing contribution to the city’s growth.”

Winners Of 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards

The winners have been revealed for the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards. The ceremony took place at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH, earlier tonight (July 18).

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WINNERS:

Vans “Off The Wall” Award: Yellowcard

Classic Album Award: Good Charlotte – “The Young And The Hopeless”

Icon Award: Marilyn Manson

Best Vocalist: Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy)

Best International Band: You Me At Six (United Kingdom)

Best Bassist: Skyler Acord (Issues)

Artist Philanthropic Presented By Hopeless Records And Sub City: Jake Luhrs – HeartSupport

Best Live Band: Neck Deep

Best Drummer: Christian Coma (Black Veil Brides)

Best Music Video Presented By Journeys: Panic! At The Disco – “Emperor’s New Clothes”

Song Of The Year Presented By Epitaph Records: Panic! At The Disco – “Hallelujah”

Best Underground Band: Too Close To Touch

Most Dedicated Fanbase Presented By Fearless Records: The Ghost Inside

Best Guitarist: Jack Fowler (Sleeping With Sirens)

Breakthrough Band: State Champs

Artist Of The Year Presented By Monster Energy: Twenty One Pilots

Album Of The Year Presented By Journeys: Twenty One Pilots – “Blurryface”

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford To Perform With Babymetal At 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards

It looks like Judas Priest’s Rob Halford will be performing with Babymetal, during their set at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards. The ceremony will take place at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH, on July 18, will also include performances from A Day to Remember, Papa Roach, Of Mice & Men, Beartooth, Issues, The Maine, Mayday Parade, Good Charlotte, and Yellowcard.