Monday, December 20, 2010

2010 hennemusic Rock News Awards nominees announced

hennemusic is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2010 hennemusic Rock News Awards – recognizing the biggest rock news stories and artists of the year.

The nominees and, ultimately, winners of the 2010 hennemusic Rock News Awards have been chosen by hennemusic readers – rock fans around the world – who have already voted with their most valuable resource: their time.

“In a salute to the artist/fan relationship, the 2010 hennemusic Rock News Awards are tabulated by page views,” says Bruce Henne. “The biggest compliment an artist can receive is that their work is supported by fans, who not only spend time enjoying the music, but also follow their career through media reports, seeking out the latest news in order to stay on top of what’s happening. supports fans daily in this regard.”

The hennemusic Rock News Story Of The Year Award highlights the five (5) biggest news stories of 2010.

2010 hennemusic Rock News Story Of The Year Award nominees

* Jimmy Page planning to play shows in 2011
* Keith Richards book due Oct 26
* Metallica guitarist accidentally kicks child during Sydney show
* Roger Waters kicks off The Wall Live in Toronto
* Slash slams Steven Tyler over American Idol

Rock fans eagerly awaited any update on Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page’s plans; Keith Richards' autobiography, “Life,” was a hugely anticipated event; a seemingly scary incident at Metallica’s November 11 show in Sydney, Australia made headlines everywhere; Roger Waters' return of Pink Floyd's "The Wall" to the concert stage garnered great attention; and, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith’s decision to join the judging panel on American Idol has been an ongoing hot topic.

The hennemusic Rock News Artist Of The Year Award celebrates the five (5) most popular rockers of 2010, based on the combined total page views of the top 50 hennemusic rock news stories over the past twelve months.

2010 hennemusic Rock News Artist Of The Year Award nominees

* Guns N’ Roses
* Metallica
* Pink Floyd
* Steven Tyler
* Van Halen

Classic rockers ruled 2010 at hennemusic, as Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Pink Floyd, Steven Tyler and Van Halen all made the list of nominees as the most-watched rock acts of 2010.

The 2010 hennemusic Rock News Award winners will be announced Thursday, December 30 at

In the meantime, music fans can take part in the 2010 hennemusic Rock News Awards poll at to select who they think will win each of the categories; polling closes at midnight (eastern) on December 29.

A news service dedicated to providing music fans with an accurate, timely and reliable source for rock news, hennemusic serves as a trusted filter for rock fans who need updated information on their favorite artists and events: a way to stay informed and be “in the know.”

Bruce Henne is a media industry veteran with more than 25 years in the business. A pioneer in Canadian network radio, Henne’s expertise has helped create, market and distribute music media brands, including Q107-FM Toronto’s Rock Radio Network, The Legends Of Classic Rock, The Ongoing History Of New Music, Corus Entertainment’s Deep Sky, and ExploreMusic.

Henne has worked with virtually every major rock act in the business while producing "Rockline," "Little Steven's Underground Garage," and other U.S.-based shows for Canadians, creating radio series like "All Access" and "One On One," and producing more than 400 music specials, world album premieres and live broadcast events.

An affiliate of the antiMusic Network, hennemusic is an “official news provider” for the Day In Rock.