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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
Highly Suspect
In This Moment
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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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Win To See The “AP Tour” @ Irving Plaza

PiercingMetal is giving away some tickets to the “AP Tour” which is stopping by Irving Plaza in the coming days. The giveaway comes care of our friends at Live Nation and is being held on our Official Facebook Page. Click the embedded image below to participate.

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Black Veil Brides @ Gramercy Theatre (4/15/2011)

The Black Veil Brides were back in town and this time around were taking part in the AP Tour of 2011.  The show would not only be bringing them to the public eye but also the bands D.R.U.G.S. (aka Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows) , Versa Emerge, Conditions and I See Stars.  The show would start super early and find me missing the first up bands but arriving in time to catch Destroy Rebuild and the headlining Brides.  To read the concert report from their sets and to enjoy the photos that were captured just scroll past the logo below. I even snagged some side images that you might enjoy.

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Artist: Black Veil Brides
Venue: Gramercy Theatre (New York, NY)
Opener: D.R.U.G.S., Versa Emerge, Conditions, I See Stars
Date: 4/15/2011
Label: Lava Music

It was only about six months ago when I last caught the Black Veil Brides in concert, and I did have a good time so was not all that against catching them in action once again. That last go round was with Motionless In White and a part of the “Entertainment Or Death” tour but tonight would be an entirely different animal and present The Brides with four other bands who were all embarking on the AP Tour which was sponsored by the Alternative Press publication. The scene for the show would once again be at the Gramercy Theatre which seems to be the place that is picking up a lot of these mid-level shows. Having attended a number of gigs that were ill attended over the past year at this same space, I was happy to find out that this AP Tour was sold out for weeks in advance. The five bands performing for this tour were Black Veil Brides, D.R.U.G.S., Versa Emerge, Conditions, and I See Stars and the gig would start very early at about 5:30pm. My own schedule kept me from being there from the beginning so I would miss the first three groups and only catch from D.R.U.G.S. on. Here is how the part of the night that I caught went down.

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D.R.U.G.S. by Ken Pierce (2011)

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