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Billy Corgan, Joan Jett to Be Honored at Inaugural ‘Alternative Press’ Music Awards

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The ‘Revolver Golden Gods’ just concluded, but there’s another hard rocking awards ceremony on the horizon. Rock magazine ‘Alternative Press’ will hold their inaugural awards ceremony at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, located on the shore of Lake Erie in Cleveland.

The AP Music Awards will take place July 21 and will be hosted by Blink-182 frontman Mark Hoppus. The event will feature a performance lineup that includes Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Fall Out Boy, the Misfits, A Day to Remember, All Time Low, Panic! At the Disco’s Brendon Urie, Asking Alexandria and Twenty One Pilots. Organizers also revealed that more performers may be added and a few surprise guests are in store.

The evening will also include 15 awards, including Album of the Year, Artist of the Year and a special Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Victory Records. Nominees in each of the categories can be seen below. You can vote for your favorites at www.altpress.com/apmas, with voting coming to an end on July 15.

Other artists confirmed to take part in the event include Smashing PumpkinsBilly Corgan, Korn, Black Veil Brides‘ Andy Biersack, Machine Gun Kelly and Emmure‘s Frankie Palmeri.

Corgan’s appearance comes as he’ll be saluted with the Alternative Press Vanguard Award, given to an artist who has exuded considerable influence on a generation of rock music. “I’m honored and thrilled to be AP’s first Vanguard Award recipient as the magazine continues to be a standard bearer for all independent music artists,” said Corgan. Joan Jett, who is also performing at the event, will be saluted with the AP Icon Award.

Tickets for the inaugural Alternative Press Music Awards will go on sale tomorrow at this location.

AP MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES

Artist Of The Year Presented by Monster Energy Drink
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

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 Philanthropic Award Presented by Sub City / Take Action
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
A Day To Remember
All Time Low
Asking Alexandria
Fall Out Boy
Pierce The Veil
twenty one pilots

Breakthrough Band
The Color Morale
Crown The Empire
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
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

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

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

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

Best Drummer
Jess Bowen (The Summer Set)
Josh Dun (Twenty One Pilots)
Mike Fuentes (Pierce The Veil)
Matt Greiner (August Burns Red)
Luke Holland (The Word Alive)
Ryan Seaman (Falling in Reverse)

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