2017 Loudwire Music Awards Adds Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, Sammy Hagar, Zakk Wylde + More
The 2017 Loudwire Music Awards ceremony and concert is set for Oct. 24 at The Novo in downtown Los Angeles. Voting in 14 categories is already under way and the star power for the live event continues to rise! Megadeth's Dave Mustaine has signed on as an additional live performer; longtime Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar will be presented with the Humanitarian Awards; and a slew of hard rock and metal artists have been announced a presenters.
Mustaine joins previously announced performers Anthrax, Nothing More, Body Count, Halestorm, Starset, Power Trip and the 'Metal God' himself, Judas Priest's Rob Halford, with more still to come.
Hagar is being honored for the efforts made under the Hagar Family Foundation, a non-profit organization, created by the singer and his wife Kari, that aims to get funds and food to charities and those in need as quickly as possible, striving to reduce the amount of red tape throughout the process. Speaking about receiving the Humanitarian Award, the Red Rocker exclaimed, "It's always exciting to receive an award. But this one is extra special. 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!" Hagar will be one of three icons to receive a special award, with the Courage Award going to Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and the Lemmy Award presented to Rob Halford.
Zakk Wylde, Steve Vai, Vinnie Paul, John 5, Rex Brown, Brendon Small, Brian Posehn, Howard Jones have all been confirmed as presenters along with members of As Lions, August Burns Red, Avatar, Beartooth, Black Map, Bloodclot, Butcher Babies, Crown the Empire, Ded, Demon Hunter, Fozzy, Frank Carter, Hellyeah, Hollywood Undead, Ice Nine Kills, Huntress, LA Guns, New Years Day, Of Mice and Men, Pop Evil, PowerFlo, Quiet Riot, Red Fang, Royal Thunder, Steel Panther, Stitched Up Heart, Sum 41, Sylar and Wage War.
Tickets for the can't-miss 2017 Loudwire Music Awards are on sale now at this location. The event will be hosted by WWE superstar and Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho, and you can cast your vote in 14 categories here. Remember, you can vote once per hour through Oct. 2, so vote early and vote often to make sure your favorite artists take home the Hand of Doom trophy, cast from Tony Iommi's very own hand, on Oct. 24.
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