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Rock Titan of 2013 – 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards

Rock Titan of 2013

If we have a category for Rock Goddess of 2013 in our 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards, then it’s only fair we have one for Rock Titan, as well. This one is all about the dudes.

These five musical figures have impacted 2013 in a multitude of ways. Along with albums released and lots of shows played, some of these men wrote books, reunited with old friends + and showed unwavering bravery in the face of diversity. Vote for the Rock Titan of 2013 in the poll below!


Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Corey Taylor

Slipknot / Stone Sour
 
 

Although Corey Taylor is best known as the singer for Slipknot, the musician made his 2013 impact with Stone Sour. 'House of Gold and Bones - Part 2' captivated fans as a monumental sequel to 'Part 1,' while Corey Taylor brought his 'A game' to the stage throughout the year. Taylor also released the book 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven' about his experiences with the paranormal, as well as a comic book series in conjunction with Stone Sour's two recent albums.

 
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Lemmy Kilmister

Motorhead
 
 

Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister may have been the walking wounded in 2013, but despite his health issues, the icon kept the rock coming. The legendary band released the album 'Aftershock,' which was well received as a powerful, pull-no-punches record filled with signature Motorhead gems. Lemmy also played as many shows as he physically could before taking a break to focus on his health.

 
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Philip Anselmo

Down / Solo
 
 

Philip Anselmo put some grunt work into 2013. The Pantera / Down vocalist released his debut solo album, 'Walk Through Exits Only,' with backing band the Illegals this year, playing a bunch of shows on top of that. Anselmo also hosted his inaugural Housecore Horror Film Festival, which brought together heavy music and horror films for a unique four-day fright fest.

 
Randy Blythe
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Randy Blythe

Lamb of God
 
 

Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe showed bravery and honor this year by returning to the Czech Republic to stand trial for manslaughter. Blythe was found not guilty, bringing an end to a highly controversial case. Following the trial, Blythe hit the road once again, performing to masses of fans who couldn't have been happier to see the vocalist back onstage where he belongs.

 
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Tony Iommi

Black Sabbath
 
 

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi was voted Rock Titan of 2012 in last year's awards, and the iconic metal pioneer is a favorite to win in back-to-back years. Iommi laid down some amazing licks on Black Sabbath's '13' and toured heavily this year, all while fighting off lymphoma. Iommi is truly the 'Iron Man' of metal and he's an inspiration for all musicians.

 

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