Every year, there's a whole new batch of acts that come along, adding to the legacy that is hard rock and metal music. Some may dominate their respective genres for years to come while others may be enjoying their moment in the spotlight now, but all of the nominees for Best New Artist of 2013 definitely left their mark on the year that was.
The various members of Motley Crue have been talking about a definitive farewell tour for the past year, and now it appears as if they're set to make it official. A 'Save the Date' notice recently surfaced declaring 'R.I.P.: All Bad Things Must Come to and End' while mentioning an event set for Jan. 28 in Los Angeles.
Where would musicians be without their fans? There's no doubt that a solid fanbase can boost a band's profile and while it's great that we celebrate the band's for their accomplishments, it's also important to salute those who keep them in the spotlight. We bring you the Most Devoted Fans of 2013 nominees in the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards.
Did you hear that? The sound from some of rock and metal's top drummers is still ringing out from 2013. There's a pulse-pounding group of stickmen that make up the Best Drummer of 2013 category in the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards.
Bassists lay down the killer low end that puts the "heavy" in our favorite rock and metal songs. We've got a wealth of qualified candidates for the Best Bassist of 2013 honor in the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards and you get to crown the champ.
Who wielded the axe best in 2013? Guitar players are often at the forefront of their bands, commanding the lead section with attitude, force and dexterity. Guitarists can make an impact in a multitude of ways, but we're leaving it to the fans to decide who left the deepest mark this past year with your votes in the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards.
Here's a category in the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards that's fixated on the central member of any band -- the vocalist. Which singer shined the brightest this past year? It's time for you to vote in for the Best Vocalist of 2013.
In many cases, the ultimate test for a band is how you perform in a live setting. Sounding great on a record is a challenge in itself, but when it's just you, your bandmates and no studio magic to hide your imperfections, the core of your band is exposed every night. The nominees in the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards for Best Live Act of 2013 bring their A-game night in and night out.
We have a diverse field in the Best Metal Band of 2013 category of the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards. Legendary acts, young upstarts and underground favorites make up the list of 10 nominees.
With apologies to Sammy Hagar, there is more than one way to rock, and the acts in our Rock Band of 2013 category of the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards prove it.