Friday, June 13, 2014

Kerrang! Awards 2014: The young people finally give the Quo respect

Kerrang! did its awards yesterday - so we finally can acknowledge that Gerard Way is the best at Twitter (within the tolerances of Kerrang! readers). The full list of winners suggests why the paper might be struggling to hold on to readers:

BEST EVENT
Fall Out Boy – Save Rock And Roll Tour

BEST BRITISH NEWCOMER
Neck Deep

BEST INTERNATIONAL NEWCOMER
5 Seconds Of Summer

KERRANG! INSPIRATION
The Dillinger Escape Plan

KERRANG! ICON AWARD
The Ramones

BEST SINGLE
You Me At Six – Fresh Start Fever

BEST VIDEO
Deaf Havana – Boston Square

BEST LIVE BAND
Bring Me The Horizon

THE RELENTLESS AWARD
Watain

KERRANG! SERVICE TO ROCK
Status Quo

BEST ALBUM
Architects – Lost Forever // Lost Together

BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND
Fall Out Boy

BEST BRITISH BAND
You Me At Six

KERRANG! HALL OF FAME
Deep Purple

KERRANG! HERO
Gerard Way

BEST TV SHOW
Game Of Thrones

BEST VIDEO GAME
The Last Of Us

BEST FILM
The Lego Movie

BEST COMEDIAN
Jarrod Alonge

TWEETER OF THE YEAR
Gerard Way

HOTTEST FEMALE
Taylor Momsen – The Pretty Reckless

HOTTEST MALE
Andy Biersack – Black Veil Brides

BEST FESTIVAL
Slam Dunk
When You Me At Six is leading the field for the best band in your realm, you're pretty much putting a message on the front page 'awaiting delivery of new inspiration - please call back in 2015 for an update'.

Still, interesting to see Status Quo and The Ramones getting the 'let's give an award to someone who might generate wider interest in our awards' awards - neither band (nor Deep Purple, come to that) feel especially like they're the forebears of what a Kerrang band sounds like these days; they might as well have chosen to give the prizes to Spirogyra and Violinksi.


1 comment:

Robin Carmody said...

Are you thinking of Spirogyra (the rather fine Canterbury band) or Spyro Gyra (the US "smooth jazz" outfit and 1979 chart contemporaries of Violinski?).

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