On July 21, decibel merchants from the worlds of rock, pop, punk, metal and beyond will converge upon Cleveland for the inaugural AP Music Awards. Consider this issue your guide to all of the greatness being commemorated at the first APMAs.
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
BEST LIVE BAND
SONG OF THE YEAR
ARTIST PHILANTHROPIC AWARD
BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND
MOST DEDICATED FANS
Whether you’re coming to Cleveland for the APMAs or just need a red-carpet-worthy look for your next date night, we have everything you need for life’s dressier occasions.
The Fall Out Boy frontman discusses the scene he came up through and where he thinks it’s headed.
ICON AWARD: JOAN JETT
Is the legendary rocker a punk, feminist or music icon? We’ll use all three, thanks.
VANGUARD AWARD: BILLY CORGAN
As the commander of alt-rock flagship Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan etched his name into underground-rock history, and his influence is still being felt today.
The legends of horror-punk continue to kick ass and take names. Because horror is always job one.