And the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards Winners are…

Posted by on July 19, 2016


Last night in Columbus, the third annual Alternative Press Music Awards took place. Given the very nature of the magazine, not to mention it’s name, the goings-on were more alternative/scene in nature, with Twenty One Pilots taking the top award. However, the much-talked-about collaboration between Rob Halford and Babymetal delivered the goods, so  to speak. The band, with Halford  leading and Su-Metal backing on vocals, turned in a mini-medley of Priest’s “Painkiller” and “Breaking the Law.” For “Breaking the Law,” Yuimetal and Moametal played guitar, or at least pretended to. And while this was a lot less talked about, A Day To Remember were joined by Scott Stapp to play Creed’s “Higher.”


Elsewhere, The Ghost Inside appeared onstage, two of them with canes and one on crutches, to accept their award for Most Dedicated Fans.Marilyn Manson revealed upon receiving the Icon award that his next album, due on Valentines Day of 2017, will be called Say10. Here’s who won:


Artist of the Year: Twenty One Pilots
Album of the Year: Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface
Song of the Year: Panic! at the Disco, “Hallelujah”
Best Music Video: Panic! at the Disco, “Emperor’s New Clothes”
Best Vocalist: Patrick Stump, Fall Out Boy
Best Guitarist: Jack Fowler, Sleeping With Sirens
Best Bassist: Skyler Acord, Issues
Best Drummer Christian Coma, Black Veil Brides
Best Live Band: Neck Deep
Best Underground Band: Too Close To Touch
Breakthrough Band: State Champs
Best International Band: You Me At Six
Artist Philanthropic: Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red for HeartSupport
Most Dedicated Fans: The Ghost Inside

Honorary Awards:

Icon Award: Marilyn Manson
Off the Wall Award: Yellowcard
Classic Album Award: Good Charlotte, The Young and the Hopeless


[photo: Andrew Wendoswski]



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