Rob Zombie to Be Honored at 2015 Alternative Press Music Awards
As the Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards near, a few more key details about this year's ceremony have been revealed. One of the biggest pieces of news is the fact that rocker, director and visionary Rob Zombie will be saluted with the Vanguard Award at this year's event.
Zombie has enjoyed a storied career that began with White Zombie and continued over to his solo career. But for a decade-plus now, his unique vision has spilled over into the film and TV world, where he's directed six feature films grossing over $150 million as well as dipped into directing commercials and TV episodes as well. Add in the fact that Zombie continually has one of the most eye-catching and entertaining stage shows, and he's a perfect fit for the Vanguard Award. And just a reminder, you can catch Zombie bringing his awesome live show to the Loudwire Music Festival later this month. Get details on the three-day festival here.
Alternative Press will also celebrate the career of Los Angeles punk mavericks X, who will be given the Icon Award at this year's ceremony. Vocalist Exene Cervenka says, “Alternative Press came out of the American heartland as a local fanzine, and grew to be an important source for music lovers everywhere. Thank you for bringing X along with so many other artists into people's lives! We are honored to be recognized and given this award.”
In addition to the variety of awards handed out at the show, fans can look forward to performances from Zombie, X, Weezer, Corey Taylor, Halestorm, Black Veil Brides, Pierce the Veil, Motionless in White, New Found Glory featuring Hayley Williams, Taking Back Sunday and many more.
The Alternative Press Music Awards will take place July 22 at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena. Tickets are now on sale at this location and the show will be broadcast live on AXS TV.
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