Tyler Carter and Michael Bohn of Issues perform on stage at The Ritz, Manchester on April 19, 2014 in Manchester, United Kingdom
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By Joanna Plucinska
July 23, 2015

This year’s second annual Alternative Press Music Awards, the Grammys of alternative music, were held at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

Metalcore band Issues was awarded Artist of the Year and the Black Veil Brides’ eponymously titled recording won Best Album. Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams was honored with the Best Vocalist prize and British rockers the 1975 won Best International Band.

The older mainstays of the alternative music scene were also recognized. Rock music vet Rob Zombie was awarded the Vanguard award, while punk rockers X won the Icon award.

Meanwhile, big name rockers Weezer, Pierce the Veil and Panic! at the Disco gave electrifying live performances.

See all of the winners here.

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