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The Rocks 2018

Planet Rock is excited to reveal the winners for The Rocks 2018!

Each year, in response to a certain British awards ceremony frequently overlooking our beloved genre of rock, Wyatt asks Planet Rock listeners to cast their votes in a number of categories.

2018's Rocks were our fifth annual celebration of all of the greatest rock albums, singles, and bands from the UK and beyond. This year saw the return of the usual categories such as Best British Band and Best British Single etc, plus the introduction of the new Best Live Band category.

This year's winners and nominations are as follows...

BEST BRITISH BAND
WINNER - DEEP PURPLE

NOMINEES
Thunder
The Darkness
Inglorious
Stone Broken
Deep Purple
Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons
The Temperance Movement
Royal Blood
Gun

BEST BRITISH SINGLE
WINNER - INGLORIOUS 'I DON'T NEED YOUR LOVING'
 

NOMINEES
The Darkness – Solid Gold
Thunder – Rip It Up
Wayward Sons – Until The End
Inglorious – I Don’t Need Your Loving
King King – Long Time Running
Stone Broken – Worth Fighting For
The Temperance Movement – Caught In The Middle
Royal Blood – Lights Out
Gun – Favourite Pleasures
Roger Waters – Smell The Roses

BEST BRITISH ALBUM
WINNER - DEEP PURPLE 'INFINITE'
 

The Darkness – Pinewood Smile
Deep Purple – Infinite
Thunder – Rip It Up
Wayward Sons – Ghosts Of Yet To Come
Inglorious – Inglorious II
Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons – The Age Of Absurdity
King King – Exile & Grace
Black Country Communion – IV
Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark
Gun – Favourite Pleasures

BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND
WINNER - FOO FIGHTERS
 

Metallica
Alter Bridge
The Cadillac Three
Monster Truck
Foo Fighters
Guns ’n’ Roses
Nickelback
Black Stone Cherry
Blackberry Smoke
Shinedown

BEST INTERNATIONAL ALBUM
WINNER - FOO FIGHTERS 'CONCRETE & GOLD'


NOMINEES 
The Cadillac Three – Legacy
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown – S/T
Foo Fighters – Concrete & Gold
Europe – Walk The Earth
Alice Cooper – Paranormal
Nickelback – Feed The Machine
Von Hertzen Brothers – War Is Over
Queens Of The Stone Age – Villains
Stone Sour – Hydrograd
Starset – Vessels

BEST WORLDWIDE SOLO ARTIST
WINNER - ALICE COOPER 

NOMINEES
Roger Waters
David Gilmour
Joe Bonamassa
Bruce Springsteen
Bryan Adams
Robert Plant
Alice Cooper

BEST LIVE BAND
WINNER - METALLICA


NOMINEES 
Aerosmith
Muse
Metallica
Royal Blood
Extreme
The Cadillac Three
Guns ‘n’ Roses
The Darkness
ZZ Top
Thunder

BEST NEW BAND
WINNER - WAYWARD SONS


NOMINEES
Wayward Sons
Fragile Things
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown
Greta Van Fleet
These Wicked Rivers
Sons Of Apollo
JOANovARC
Naked Six
Aaron Buchannan & The Cult Classics
The Bad Flowers