Loudwire Music Awards has announced that Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and longtime Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar will be honored for his charitable efforts with The Hagar Family Foundation on Tuesday, October 24 at The Novo in downtown Los Angeles. Dave Mustaine of Megadeth and Rob Halford of Judas Priest will also perform alongside several other artists during the night's concert.
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"It's always exciting to receive an award. But this one is extra special," Hagar says. "To be recognized for something you truly love doing and in front of an audience of your peers, doesn't get any better than that!"
The Hagar Family Foundation -- created by the singer and his wife Kari Hagar -- is a private non-profit which puts their community philosophy towards giving into action by eliminating the red tape in getting funds and food quickly into the hands of the people and charities in need.
"We look for things that are grassroots," explains Hagar. "We want to give a dollar to somebody and have it go right in their pocket or put food on their table."
Since the launch of their foundation in 2008, they've given away almost $4 million.
WWE superstar Chris Jericho will serve as host for the first-ever Loudwire Music Awards ceremony and concert with the Grammy Award-winning Rob Halford of Judas Priest receiving the "Lemmy Lifetime Achievement Award"-- named in honor of late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister.
Halford will join Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, who will be presented with the "Courage Award," which recognizes not only his unparalleled musical output, but his absolute bravery in his battle with cancer.
Confirmed presenters so far for Loudwire Music Awards include Zakk Wylde, Steve Vai, 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, Wage War and many more to be announced.
Voting for the 2017 Loudwire Music Awards is now open until October 2, 2017.
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Following are the categories and nominees for the 2017 LOUDWIRE MUSIC AWARDS:
HARD ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR presented by FRONTIERS RECORDS
* In This Moment
* Papa Roach
* Pretty Reckless
* Stone Sour
METAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
* Avenged Sevenfold
* Body Count
* Code Orange
* Power Trip
HARD ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
* At The Drive In "In*Ter * A*Li*A"
* Highly Suspect "The Boy Who Died Wolf"
* Papa Roach "Crooked Teeth"
* Royal Thunder "WICK"
* Starset "Vessels"
* Stone Sour "Hydrograd"
METAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by RAZOR & TIE
* Avenged Sevenfold "The Stage"
* Body Count "Bloodlust"
* Code Orange "Forever"
* Mastodon "Emperor of Sand"
* Metallica "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct"
* Power Trip "Nightmare Logic"
HARD ROCK SONG OF THE YEAR presented by APPLE MUSIC
* Foo Fighters "Run"
* Fozzy "Judas"
* I Prevail "Alone"
* Nothing More "Go To War"
* Of Mice & Men "Unbreakable"
* Starset "Monster"
METAL SONG OF THE YEAR presented by APPLE MUSIC
* Body Count "No Lives Matter"
* DragonForce "Ashes of the Dawn"
* Municipal Waste "Amateur Sketch"
* Obituary "Sentence Day"
* Pallbearer "I Saw The End"
* Power Trip "Executioner's Tax (Swing of the Axe)"
BEST LIVE BAND presented by eONE
* Amon Amarth
* The Dillinger Escape Plan
* Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
* Iron Maiden
MOST DEDICATED FANS presented by BMG/RISE
* I Prevail
* Iron Maiden
BREAKTHROUGH BAND presented by APPLE MUSIC
* Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
* King Woman
* Royal Thunder
BEST NEW ARTIST presented by CENTURY MEDIA
* Black Map
* Cover Your Tracks
* Gone Is Gone
* Greta Van Fleet
* Zeal & Ardor
BEST VOCALIST presented by FEARLESS RECORDS
* Chester Bennington, Linkin Park
* Maria Brink, In This Moment
* Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden
* Myles Kennedy, Alter Bridge
* MLNY Parsonz, Royal Thunder
* Corey Taylor, Stone Sour
* Tosin Abasi. Animals As Leaders
* Synyster Gates & Zacky Vengeance, Avenged Sevenfold
* Brent Hinds & Bill Kelliher, Mastodon
* Dave Mustaine & Kiko Loureiro - Megadeth
* Mark Tremonti, Alter Bridge
* Zakk Wylde, Ozzy Osbourne/Zakk Sabbath
* Charlie Benante, Anthrax
* Brann Dailor, Mastodon
* Mario Duplantier, Gojira
* Tomas Haake, Meshuggah
* Matt Greiner, August Burns Red
* Vinnie Paul, Hellyeah
BEST BASSIST presented by INDIGO HOTELS
* Frank Bello, Anthrax
* Derek Boyer, Suffocation
* Rex Brown, Rex Brown
* Matt Freeman, Rancid
* Steve Harris, Iron Maiden
* Mike Kerr, Royal Blood