Thursday, August 10, 2006

KERRANG UP THE MUSE

The annual awards given by the kind-of heavy metal magazine Kerrang are going to be themed along the lines of a "twisted carnival" this year - which aside from being a hackneyed old idea (although, to be fair, they haven't said anything about bringing Jim Rose out of retirement) is meaningless: a carnival, done properly, is always going to be twisted. That's what a carnival is. Having a "twisted" carnival is like holding an unhygenic dirty protest.

Anyway, they've got people to vote through MySpace this time round (very modern) and these are the nominees:

Best British Newcomer (sponsored by Myspace.com)
Voted for by the readers of Kerrang! Magazine, Kerrang.com and Myspace.com

Nominees:
Bring Me The Horizon
Brigade
The Automatic
Mendeed
Enter Shikari
The Blackout
The Answer


Best International Newcomer
Voted for by the readers of Kerrang! Magazine and Kerrang.com

Nominees:
Aiden
Panic! At The Disco
The Academy Is...
Wolfmother
Angels And Airwaves
From First To Last


Best Live Band (sponsored by Carling)
Voted for by the readers of Kerrang! Magazine and Kerrang.com

Nominees:
Muse
Bullet For My Valentine
Trivium
Mastodon
Dragonforce


Best Single
Voted for by the readers of Kerrang! Magazine and Kerrang.com

Nominees:
Fall Out Boy - Sugar We're Going Down
Bullet For My Valentine - Tears Don't Fall
Muse - Supermassive Black Hole
Trivium - Dying In Your Arms
Lostprophets - Rooftops
Placebo - Infrared


Best Album (sponsored by Virgin Megastores)
Voted for by the readers of Kerrang! Magazine and Kerrang.com

Nominees:
Fall Out Boy - From Under The Cork Tree
Taking Back Sunday - Louder Now
Muse - Black Holes And Revelations
Lostprophets - Liberation Transmission
Bullet For My Valentine - The Poison


Best Video
Voted for by the viewers of Kerrang! TV

Nominees:
Muse - Supermassive Black Hole
Fall Out Boy - Sugar We're Going Down
AFI - Miss Murder
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California
Green Day - Jesus Of Suburbia


Best British Band (sponsored by Roadrunner Records)
Voted for by the readers of Kerrang! Magazine and Kerrang.com

Nominees:
Muse
Lostprophets
Bullet For My Valentine
Hundred Reasons
Fightstar
Funeral For A Friend


Best Band On The Planet
Voted for by the readers of Kerrang! Magazine and Kerrang.com

Nominees:
My Chemical Romance
Fall Out Boy
Trivium
Avenged Sevenfold
HIM
Lacuna Coil


Other Awards on the night:
Classic Songwriter
Spirit Of Independence
Hall Of Fame (sponsored by Island Records)
Icon Award

Is it just us, or is the idea of having an award - any award - sponsored by a record label a little bit odd - you might as well abandon the whole voting stage and just put the awards up for sale. It works for Blair, after all.


2 comments:

Simon said...

The Automatic?!

nomadjf said...

AFI Is Up for 3 VMA Awards!
Vote for Us!

1. Go to www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/2006
2. Click on Vote Now.
3. Click on Best Rock Video
4. Click on “Vote” on the Screen Shot of Miss Murder
5. Repeat As Many Times As You Want!

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