The Alternative Press Music Awards – LIVE from Cleveland – on AXS TV, July 21 at 8 ET|5 PT

The FIRST EVER Alt Press Music Awards
will be broadcast LIVE from the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame
on AXS TV July 21 at 8 ET|5 PT!

Honoring Joan Jett, Billy Corgan & Slash!

Featuring performances by Paramore, Yellowcard, Billy Corgan, We Came As Romans, Chiodos, Miss May I & more


Join us for an incredible LIVE event July 21 at 8 ET|5 PT for the UNCENSORED Alt Press Music Awards (APMAS)! Not only are we broadcasting the entirety of the APMAS, but AXS TV is walking the red carpet – with co-hosts Juliet Simms (Automatic Loveletter, The Voice”) and CM Punk (WWE) – to deliver exclusive highlights! Plus, we’ll take you aboard the VIP yacht party, where rising stars IssuesGhost Town, and Marmozets are playing LIVE!

The APMAS will be hosted by Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 , and will feature performances from A Day To RememberAll Time Low, Asking Alexandria, Fall Out BoyJoan Jett & The Blackhearts, Machine Gun Kelly, The Misfits, Sleeping With Sirenstwenty one pilots, Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco, and MORE!

Your favorite alternative-rock artists will be handing out 14 awards – including “Album Of The Year” presented by Journeys, “Artist Of The Year” presented by Monster Energy Drink, “Song of the Year” presented by Epitaph Records, “Best Guitarist” presented by Gibson, “Best Drummer” presented by DW Drums, “Best International Band” presented by Zepeda Brothers Productions, and “Most Dedicated Fans” presented by Fearless Records, along with the “Icon Award” presented by Blackstar Amps honoring Joan Jett, the “Vanguard Award” honoring Billy Corgan, and the “Guitar Legend Award” presented by the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame honoring Slash.

We’re also taking this party online! Head to AXS TV’s #APMAS ENTER TO WIN awesome prizes – like a subscription to “Alternative Press Magazine” plus, watch behind-the-scenes videos and view photos, vote in live polls, and get the latest social media chatter. Here’s a taste of what you’ll find over at

APMAs host Mark Hoppus shares his favorite memories of year’s performers, including Fall Out Boy, All Time Low, and Joan Jett:


The Misfits invite you to join them at the APMAS… if you dare:

Other confirmed artists making appearances: Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides, ChiodosLaura Jane Grace of Against Me!, I See StarsIce-T & CocoKornMemphis May FireMotionless In WhiteFrankie Palmeri of Emmure , We Came As Romans,Yellowcard,and Cleveland’s 115-piece Contemporary Youth Orchestra.

In addition to Gibson Brands and Monster Energy Drink, sponsors of the AP Music Awards include AKT, Blackstar Amps, DW Drums, Epitaph Records, Fearless Records, Fueled By Ramen, Hopeless Records, idobi Radio, Journeys, Onkyo, Roadrunner Records, Sumerian Records, Tascam, Victory Records and Zepeda Brothers Productions.

Celebrate YOUR music on YOUR music channel – Alt Press Music Awards premieres LIVE on AXS TV July 21 at 8 ET|5 PT.

Tune in, and follow all the action online and during the APMAS. Visit, and chat with us on Twitter at @AXSTV using hashtag #APMAS. The best tweets go on LIVE TV & WIN a year’s subscription to Alt Press!


Get amped for APMAS! Listen to our exclusive Spotify playlist featuring nominees from Monday’s awards show:


2014 Alt Press Music Awards – Awards Categories & 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
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
The Story So Far
twenty one pilots


Song of the Year, presented by Epitaph Records
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, presented by Zepeda Brothers Productions
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, presented by Victory Records
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, presented by Gibson
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, presented by DW Drums
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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