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Some people won stuff at the Alt Press Awards last night

Posted by on July 22, 2014

Let’s be honest, rock and metal generally get no respect in awards shows. The Revolver Golden Gods Awards are a nice try, but they’re still finding their footing even after a few years. There’s a new awards show that took place last night, but you’re forgiven for not knowing it happened. The first Alternative Press Music Awards took place in Cleveland last night, named for the monthly magazine that generally features swoopy-haired mallcore and pop punk bands. Much like the magazine, the awards featured a handful of metal, but essentially, was like if a Hot Topic had an awards show. Fans were allowed to vote for which bands won, which makes sense, and is also why many Metal Insider readers might not be that familiar with some of the band that won. But before we run down who won, we just want to point out the ridiculousness of some of the acts that performed there. If Slash, Joan Jett or Body Count ever appeared in AP, we’d be extremely surprised. It’s hard to imagine a Panic! At the Disco fan even knowing who Slash is, let alone wanting to see him play. For marketability, it made sense to feature an act or two that someone over the age of 22 cared about, but it seemed like a bit of pandering to bring more respectability to a new awards show to us.

There were also some pretty wacky collaborations, like Korn’s Jonathan Davis and Asking Alexandria performing a cover of Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf” and Falling In Reverse doing their cover of Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise” with Coolio (which you can see below), and Slash and Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! playing with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. In addition to Jett and Corgan winning non-voted awards for Icon and Vanguard, respectively, here’s who else won and for what, with the winner in bold:

Artist of the Year:

Fall Out Boy
A Day To Remember
Avenged Sevenfold
Black Veil Brides
Bring Me The Horizon
Of Mice & Men
Panic! At The Disco
Paramore
Pierce The Veil
Sleeping With Sirens
 
 
Album Of The Year:

Bring Me The Horizon, Sempiternal
A Day To Remember, Common Courtesy
Avenged Sevenfold, Hail To The King
Black Veil Brides, Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones
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

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:

Pierce The Veil
A Day To Remember
All Time Low
Asking Alexandria
Fall Out Boy
twenty one pilots

 

Breakthrough Band:

Crown The Empire
The Color Morale
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

Bring Me The Horizon (U.K.)
Asking Alexandria (U.K.)
Crossfaith (Japan)
Parkway Drive (Australia)
Silverstein (Canada)
Frank Turner (U.K.)
 

 
Most Dedicated Fans:

Black Veil Brides
All Time Low
Avenged Sevenfold
Mayday Parade
My Chemical Romance
Pierce The Veil

 

Best Vocalist:

Brendon Urie (Panic! At The Disco)
Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides)
Vic Fuentes (Pierce The Veil)
Kellin Quinn (Sleeping With Sirens)
Oli Sykes (Bring Me The Horizon)
Hayley Williams (Paramore)

 

Best Guitarist:

Phil Manansala (Of Mice & Men)
JB Brubaker (August Burns Red)
Synyster Gates (Avenged Sevenfold)
Jack O’Shea (Bayside)
Chris Rubey (The Devil Wears Prada)
Jacky Vincent (Falling In Reverse)

 

Best Bassist:

Jaime Preciado (Pierce The Veil)
Jeremy Davis (Paramore)
Zack Merrick (All Time Low)
Ryan Neff (Miss May I)
Devin “Ghost” Sola (Motionless In White)
Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy)

 

Best Drummer:

Mike Fuentes (Pierce The Veil)
Jess Bowen (The Summer Set)
Josh Dun (twenty one pilots)
Matt Greiner (August Burns Red)
Luke Holland (The Word Alive)
Ryan Seaman (Falling In Reverse)

 

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