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2011 Bassist Of The Year

Bassist Of The Year All Time Low's Zack Merrick (pictured far right) "Zack doesn't get nearly enough credit for all of his hard work and talent." - Nicole Randolph,...

2011 Keyboardist Of The Year

Keyboardist Of The Year Woe, Is Me's Ben Ferris (pictured far right) Ferris' tips on being a successful keyboardist: 1. In my opinion, a MIDI controller and software (such...

2011 Drummer Of The Year

Drummer Of The Year Christian "CC" Coma, Black Veil Brides Says his bandmate, Andy Biersack: “People can’t really doubt the skill level of CC’s playing, whether you hear him...

Premiere: No Trigger’s “Dried Piss”

(Photo: Patrick Stefano) Check out this premiere of No Trigger's "Dried Piss." The song is culled from the band's long-awaited sophomore full-length Tycoon, due out in February via...

Live Band Of The Year 2011

Live Band Of The Year 2011 Black Veil Brides Frontman Andy Biersack commented on the win: “I don’t know any bands that put on a better show than us. There’s...

Coolest Online Store Of 2011

Coolest Online Store By your estimation, the coolest online store of 2011 was... MerchNOW.com "That's where I got probably 75% of my merch this year. Great selection." - Brian McPartian,...

Coolest Retail Store of 2011

Coolest Retail Store By your estimation, the coolest retail store of 2011 was... Hot Topic "Has all your metal needs." - Chris Porlont, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada "It's where I spend most...

Band Reunion I’d Most Like To See in 2012

Band Reunion I'd Most Like To See in 2012 Despite the fact that they never broke up--and vocalist Patrick Stump even tweeted recently that if they "ever ...

Best Venue For A Show

Best Venue For A Show The Rave—Milwaukee, Wisconsin "It's fucking huge, it's beautiful, and it's haunted!" —Shelby Klugiewicz, Channahon, Illinois Runners-up: 2. Electric Factory—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania "It may be my bad luck venue,...

Band With The Best Merch This Year

Band With The Best Merch This Year:   Black Veil Brides "I have 5 tops and 2 jackets with their gorgeous faces on. Need I say more?" —Lauren Squibb, Swansea,...