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Full Winners Of The 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards

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Hey there my friends, I am here once again to share some music awards winners rundown from the recently held Alternative Press Music Awards. I shared this information last year as longer tenured readers might recall and it doesn’t hurt for more to learn who is getting awards for the work that they do in music. Truth be told this kind of music awards show is more in tune with what we cover here on PiercingMetal than the Grammy Awards are so let’s get down to business. I’ve left the nominees in the list as well so you can see who the winners beat out.

Best Vocalist:
Winner: Lynn Gunn (PVRIS)
Ben Barlow (Neck Deep)
Cody Carson (Set It Off)
Derek DiScanio (State Champs)
John O’Callaghan (The Maine)
Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die)

Best Guitarist Presented By PRS:
Winner: Jordan Buckley (Every Time I Die)
Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Claudio Sanchez (Coheed And Cambria)
Reba Meyers (Code Orange)
Steve Menoian (I Prevail)
Teppei Teranishi (Thrice)

Best Hard Rock Artist:
Winner: The Pretty Reckless
Bullet For My Valentine
Halestorm
Highly Suspect
In This Moment
Korn
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The 2017 Grammy Nominations Are Here

Hey it’s that time of the year again for the Grammy Award nominations and since its always a fun talking point to present the artists that our reader demographic are most interested in. I’m speaking of course about the Rock and Metal categories with a touch of Alternative thrown in for good measure. I’ll be adding my own personal choice below each category and I’ll be polling you at the close. Let’s go.

Best Rock Performance:
“Joe (Live From Austin City Limits)” — Alabama Shakes
“Don’t Hurt Yourself” — Beyonce´ Featuring Jack White
“Blackstar” — David Bowie
“The Sound Of Silence” — Disturbed
“Heathens” — Twenty One Pilots

PiercingMetal’s Pick: Wow Beyonce in the Rock Category! What is this musical world coming to? I guess we shall see her being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next. Moving on, I’m going to hope that the late great David Bowie wins the award since he left us with so much over the years that it would be a great way to respect his passing and creative genius. Disturbed also did a bang up job on the Simon and Garfunkel classic tune that they are deserving.

Best Metal Performance:
“Shock Me” — Baroness
“Slivera” — Gojira
“Rotting in Vain” — Korn
“Dystopia” — Megadeth
“The Price Is Wrong” — Periphery

PiercingMetal’s Pick: Nice. These are some great nominations for the Metal stuff and while I am personally leaning towards Megadeth I would not mind seeing Gojira or Baroness win the Grammy. These last two are newer to some listeners but they have been offering up the Heavy Metal good for a bunch of years and are to be commended for it. Good luck to all participants in this category.
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Full Winners Of The 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards

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The Alternative Press Music Awards were given out the other night and while we weren’t in attendance, I wanted to be sure to line out just who won over the other nominees for your edification. There are a lot of bands on the nominees and of course winners that we’ve covered here on PiercingMetal so let’s take a look shall we?

Best Vocalist presented by SharpTone Records:
Alex Gaskarth – All Time Low
Caleb Shomo – Beartooth
Lzzy Hale – Halestorm
Kellin Quinn – Sleeping With Sirens
Corey Taylor – Slipknot
WINNER: Patrick Stump – Fall Out Boy

Best Guitarist presented by Paul Reed Smith Guitars:
Kevin Skaff – A Day To Remember
JB Brubaker – August Burns Red
Kellen McGregor – Memphis May Fire
Chad Gilbert – New Found Glory
Misha Mansoor – Periphery
WINNER: Jack Fowler – Sleeping With Sirens

Best Bassist Presented By Razor & Tie:
Ralph Sica – Being As An Ocean
Ryan Neff – Miss May I
Matthew Taylor – Motion City Soundtrack
Ahren Stringer – The Amity Affliction
Kelen Capener – The Story So Far
WINNER: Skyler Acord – Issues
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