Thursday, December 22, 2016
AC/DC swept top honors in the 2016 hennemusic Rock News Awards, the daily rock music news site announced Thursday.
The Australian-based rockers captured the titles of Rock News Artist Of The Year and Rock News Story Of The Year after a tumultuous 2016 that saw the band lose longtime singer Brian Johnson over hearing loss issues, only to have Axl Rose step in for the remaining European and US dates on the Rock Or Bust world tour.
AC/DC were the most read-about artist in both hennemusic categories, which are determined by music fans: numbers are based on the combined total page views of the top 50 hennemusic rock news stories of the past twelve months.
In the tradition of the weekly hennemusic Hot 10, the Top 10 in both categories were counted down over the past two weeks.
“AC/DC were a priority for hennemusic readers throughout the year,” says Bruce Henne. “The ongoing drama with lineup changes – especially the addition of Axl Rose in place of Brian Johnson – was palpable as the group landed four of the top 10 rock news stories of 2016, while their future remains a mystery.”
Previous hennemusic Rock News Awards honorees include Van Halen, Pearl Jam, KISS, Guns N’ Roses and Jimmy Page.
A daily rock news service dedicated to providing music fans with an accurate, timely and reliable source for music news, hennemusic serves as a trusted source for rock fans who need updated information on their favorite artists and events.
An affiliate of the Los Angeles-based antiMusic network, hennemusic will celebrate its 7th anniversary on February 1.
2016 hennemusic Rock News Artist Of The Year – Top 10
01 – AC/DC
02 – VAN HALEN
03 – GUNS N ROSES
04 – BLACK SABBATH
05 – THE ROLLING STONES
06 – LED ZEPPELIN
07 – RAINBOW
08 – THE EAGLES
09 – DAVID LEE ROTH
10 – SAMMY HAGAR
2016 hennemusic Rock News Story Of The Year – Top 10
01 – AC/DC
02 – AC/DC
03 – RAINBOW
04 – AC/DC
05 – CHEAP TRICK
06 – VAN HALEN
07 – BLACK SABBATH
08 – TRIUMPH
09 – AC/DC
10 – THE EAGLES
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