Loudwire Music Awards

October 24, 2015
The Novo
Los Angeles, CA

Photos by Ron Lyon

The Loudwire Music Awards brought some of hard rock and heavy metal's biggest names to the Novo for a number of awards, honors and performances. The day began with the Heavy Metal Summit at the nearby Grammy Museum, where industry professionals and musicians discussed the state of the music business, touching on topics like streaming, survival and Wikipedia. Guitarist Steve Vai, Rex Brown (Pantera), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Frank Bello (Anthrax), Brian Slagel (CEO of Metal Blade Records), Rob Halford (Judas Priest) and Sammy Hagar participated in the panels.

The award ceremony's presenters included Zakk Wylde, Steve Vai, Joey Kramer, Vinnie Paul, John 5, Rex Brown, Brendon Small, Brian Posehn, and members of As Lions, August Burns Red, Avatar, Beartooth, Bloodclot, Butcher Babies, Crown the Empire, Ded, Demon Hunter, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Hellyeah, Hollywood Undead, Ice Nine Kills, Huntress, LA Guns, New Years Day, Of Mice & Men, Pop Evil, PowerFlo, Prayers, Quiet Riot, Red Fang, Royal Thunder, Steel Panther, Stitched Up Heart, Sum 41, Sylar, and Wage War. Live performances featured Anthrax, Nothing More, Ice-T & Body Count (with special guest Dave Mustaine), Halestorm (with special guest Lita Ford), Starset, Power Trip and Avenged Sevenfold.

WWE superstar Chris Jericho hosted the show. Over the course of nearly four hours, several awards were handed out to bands and individual players. Of note, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and longtime Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar was honored for his charitable efforts with The Hagar Family Foundation. Rob Halford received the "Lemmy Lifetime Achievement Award," named in honor of the late Motörhead main man Lemmy Kilmister. And Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi was given the "Courage Award" for his role as one of the architects of heavy metal and his bravery in battling cancer.

Photos highlights from the event are below.

Heavy Metal Summit

Black Carpet

Award Ceremony & Performances

 

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