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Gibson Presents: The Alternative Press Music Awards

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Alternative music magazine Alternative Press recently closed their votes for their first ever music awards show, titled the Alternative Press Music Awards. Hosted by blink-182's Mark Hoppus, the show is taking place in Cleveland, Ohio at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum. Live performances during the event include: Fall Out Boy, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, The Misfits, Brendon Urie (of Panic! At The Disco), A Day To Remember, All Time Low, twenty one pilots, Sleeping With Sirens & more. The full lineup of guests and performers at the event can be viewed on Alternative Press's website here.

View all of the nominees for each category below:

Album of the Year (presented by Journeys)

  • A Day To Remember: Common Courtesy
  • Avenged Sevenfold: Hail To The King
  • Black Veil Brides: Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones
  • Bring Me The Horizon: Sempiternal
  • 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 of the Year (presented by Monster Energy)

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

Best Live Band (presented by Vans Warped Tour)

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

Breakthrough Band (presented by Beats Music)

  • The Color Morale
  • Crown The Empire
  • Issues
  • letlive.
  • The Story So Far
  • twenty one pilots

Song of the Year (presented by Epitaph Records)

  • 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. MGK: "Alone"

Best International Band (presented by Zepeta Bros Music Group)

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

Most Dedicated Fans (presented by Fearless Records)

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

Artist Philanthropic Award (presented by Sub City Take Action)

  • All Time Low: Skate4Cancer
  • Memphis May Fire: peta2
  • Modern Baseball: 1BlueString
  • Pierce The Veil: Keep A Breast
  • Rise Against: Shirts For A Cure
  • The Used: Living The Dream

Best Vocalist (presented by Victory Records)

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

Best Guitarist (presented by Gibson Guitars)

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

Best Bassist (presented by Dyin 2 Live)

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

Best Drummer (presented by DW Drums)

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

The APMAs will air on AXS TV on July 21; check your local listings for the time of the airing. Alternative Press's YouTube channel will also post pieces of the event throughout the airing on television. Follow Alternative Press (@AltPress) on Twitter for more updates regarding the event.

Who do you think will take home some awards? Leave your votes in the comments below!


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