PRS Live from Backstage at the Loudwire Music Awards

The first-ever Loudwire Music Awards ceremony and concert will take place October 24, 2017 in Los Angeles. Loudwire has been the premier home of hard rock and heavy metal for several years, with its annual online awards beloved by both bands and fans alike. Now, Loudwire will be bringing this annual event to life and we just couldn’t resist being a part of the fun!

Among the bands performing are Anthrax, Halestorm, Body Count, Nothing More, Starset and Power Trip, with special performances by Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and Judas Priest’s Rob Halford.  In addition, Black Sabbath icon Tony Iommi, Van Halen legend Sammy Hagar and the aforementioned Rob Halford will receive special honors at the event, which will be hosted by WWE superstar Chris Jericho. Other acts set to appear include Zakk Wylde, Vinnie Paul, Steve Vai, Rex Brown, Steel Panther, Hollywood Undead and many more.

Come watch the show with us or catch the show from the live stream including coverage from the PRS Guitars Backstage Artist Lounge.


Check out the various PRS artists and bands nominated for this year’s awards (PRS Bands / Artists in Bold)!

BEST GUITARIST sponsored by PRS GUITARS:

• Tosin Abasi, Animals as Leaders
• Synyster Gates & Zacky Vengeance, Avenged Sevenfold
• Brent Hinds & Bill Kelliher, Mastodon
• Dave Mustaine & Kiko Loureiro, Megadeth
• Mark Tremonti, Alter Bridge
• Zakk Wylde, Ozzy Osbourne/Zakk Sabbath

HARD ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR

• In This Moment
• Korn
• Papa Roach
• Pretty Reckless
• Starset
• Stone Sour

METAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

• Avenged Sevenfold
• Body Count
• Code Orange
• Mastodon
• Metallica
• Power Trip

HARD ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR

• At the Drive In, In•Ter • A•Li•A
• Highly Suspect, The Boy Who Died Wolf
• Papa Roach, Crooked Teeth
• Royal Thunder, WICK
• Starset, Vessels
• Stone Sour, Hydrograd

METAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

• Avenged Sevenfold, The Stage
• Body Count, Bloodlust
• Code Orange, Forever
• Mastodon, Emperor of Sand
• Metallica, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
• Power Trip, Nightmare Logic

HARD ROCK SONG OF THE YEAR

• Foo Fighters, “Run”
• Fozzy, “Judas”
• I Prevail, “Alone”
• Nothing More, “Go to War”
• Of Mice & Men, “Unbreakable”
• Starset, “Monster”

METAL SONG OF THE YEAR

• Body Count, “No Lives Matter”
• DragonForce, “Ashes of the Dawn”
• Municipal Waste, “Amateur Sketch”
• Obituary, “Sentence Day”
• Pallbearer, “I Saw The End”
• Power Trip, “Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe)”

BEST LIVE BAND

• Amon Amarth
• Anthrax
• Behemoth
• The Dillinger Escape Plan
• Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
• Iron Maiden

MOST DEDICATED FANS

• Babymetal
• Blink-182
• Halestorm
• I Prevail
• Iron Maiden
• Rammstein

BREAKTHROUGH BAND

• Avatar
• Beartooth
• Bloodclot
• Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
• King Woman
• Royal Thunder

BEST NEW ARTIST

• Black Map
• Cover Your Tracks
• Ded
• Gone Is Gone
• Greta Van Fleet
• Zeal & Ardor

BEST VOCALIST

• Chester Bennington, Linkin Park
• Maria Brink, In This Moment
• Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden
• Myles Kennedy, Alter Bridge
• MLNY Parsonz, Royal Thunder
• Corey Taylor, Stone Sour


BEST DRUMMER

• Charlie Benante, Anthrax
• Brann Dailor, Mastodon
• Mario Duplantier, Gojira
• Tomas Haake, Meshuggah
• Matt Greiner, August Burns Red
• Vinnie Paul, Hellyeah

BEST BASSIST

• Frank Bello, Anthrax
• Derek Boyer, Suffocation
• Rex Brown, Rex Brown
• Matt Freeman, Rancid
• Steve Harris, Iron Maiden
• Mike Kerr, Royal Blood

Cast your votes here!


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