Winners Of 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards

The 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards were officially held at the Keybank State Theater in Cleveland, OH tonight (July 17). You can see the list of winners below.

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Winners:

Vanguard Award: Korn

Icon Award: Against Me!‘s Laura Jane Grace

Influencer Award: John Feldmann (Goldfinger)

Best Vocalist: Lynn Gunn (PVRIS)

Best Guitarist Presented By PRS: Jordan Buckley (Every Time I Die)

Best Hard Rock Artist: The Pretty Reckless

Best New Artist Music Video Presented By Journeys: With Confidence – “Voldemort”

Best Music Video Presented By Journeys: State Champs – “Losing Myself”

Best Underground Band: Silent Planet

Breakthrough Band: Waterparks

Best Bassist: Fieldy (Korn)

Best Drummer: Frank Zummo (Sum 41)

Best Live Band: Falling In Reverse

Most Dedicated Fanbase Presented By Fearless Records: Twenty One Pilots

Song Of The Year Presented By Epitaph Records: Andy Black – “We Don’t Have To Dance”

Album Of The Year Presented By Journeys: Pierce The Veil – “Misadventures”

Artist Of The Year Presented By Monster Energy: Panic! At The Disco

You can find various pictures and live footage from the event at altpress.com. You can also watch a few performance highlights below, including Pierce The Veil playing Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” in honor of the late Chris Cornell, New Years Day performing with Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), and Mina Caputo (Life Of Agony) performing with Against Me!.

Life Of Agony’s Mina Caputo To Perform With Against Me! At 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards

Life Of Agony’s Mina Caputo will be performing with Against Me! during the 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards at the Keybank State Theater in Cleveland, OH on July 17. This will be the first time both transgender singers will share the stage together.

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Caputo commented:

“Songwriters like Laura [Jane Grace] demonstrate how internal struggles comprise great American artists. Her artistic impact is obvious to us all. She’s been pioneering in her genre for years now, becoming a vital messenger of artistic truth, a musical raconteur, and an unbelievable humanitarian. I am extremely honored and humbled to share the stage with Laura and Against Me! at the APMAs!

I’m so excited…in a way, it vindicates my own personal struggles, for when another artist asks you to share an important moment in their own career, that’s when you recognize shift is in the air. Also, I can’t think of anyone else who is more deserving for this special Icon award. I am ecstatic for her and all of her personal and musical achievements. She deserves the world.”

[via The PRP]

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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