After more than 110,000 individual votes were cast, Planet Rock is very proud to announce the winners of The Rocks 2017!
Celebrating its fourth glorious year, The Rocks is a direct response to traditional music industry back-patting events like The BRITs that largely overlook our beloved genre of rock.
Each year, Wyatt asks Planet Rock listeners to cast their votes across a number of categories – and after fans cast their votes from quite literally every corner of the globe, the results are now in!
Metallica were the big winners triumphing in two categories – Best International Band and International Album – with Black Star Riders, Inglorious, Def Leppard, The Raven Age, Joe Bonamassa and Iron Maiden all picking up one coveted award apiece.
The full winners’ list is as follows:
Best British Album
Black Star Riders - Heavy Fire
Best International Band
Best British Single
Inglorious - Holy Water
Metallica - Hardwired to Self-Destruct
Best New Band
The Raven Age
Best Worldwide Solo Artist
Best British Band
The Brick Wall Award (given to the band or artist who most passionately denied The Donald (Trump) using their music or gaining access to themselves, all while using creative descriptions and language!)