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As the 2016 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy gets closer, more news is coming out of Ohio as to what fans can look forward to when the show takes place in Columbus on July 18th. The big news of this week is that platinum-selling rock legend Marilyn Manson will receive the evening’s ultimate honor, the Icon Award presented by Equal Vision Records/MerchNOW. Check out the details below…

Alternative Press - Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson‘s groundbreaking and maniacal career as arguably the biggest, most controversial artist of his time has undoubtedly left a huge mark on not just the alternative music world, but alternative society as a whole. Since the creation of Marilyn Manson in the early ’90s, the seer, scribe, painter, actor, criminal, panderer of chaos, live performer and rock and roll demagogue has sold over 50 million records worldwide, including his latest offering, The Pale Emperor. His ninth studio album sees Manson roaring back above the froth of mass-media and mediocrity to deliver a set of soul-stripping, kiss-smearing, church floor-burning songs that comprise, unequivocally, his most fully-wrought album since 1998’s epochal Mechanical Animals. Marilyn Manson has appeared on the cover of Alternative Press Magazine four times, with his first appearance in the magazine in 1996 (AP 93). The Pale Emperor is also nominated for the 2016 Album of the Year award, presented by Journeys, a full 20 years after the release of his legendary 1996 album Antichrist Superstar. Manson’s unique ability to continually make trends and break the mold of the music industry is why he, along with his legacy, is the perfect candidate for this year’s Icon Award, presented by Equal Vision Records/MerchNOW.
 
This year’s APMAs, hosted by Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat of eight-time AP cover stars All Time Low, will broadcast live the evening of July 18 from the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio. The APMAs are offering a “punk-rock convention” as an alternative to the Republican National Convention taking place in the magazine’s hometown of Cleveland that night.
 

Fans wishing to attend the 2016 APMAS can pick up tickets via Ticketmaster, with reserved seating priced from $62.99 – $92.99, and general admission floor tickets (standing room only) priced at $92.99.

Vote now at http://www.altpress.com/apmasvote2016

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West Coast Contributing Editor, The Rock Father Magazine. A tenured veteran of the music industry, Evanoff is the founder and CEO of 1888 Media in Los Angeles. He has been involved in all aspects of the industry, working both at major and independent labels having managed and directed sales, marketing (tour, street, internet, 3rd party), publicity, A&R, advertising, production, graphic design, web design, packaging, business development, digital distribution, legal, licensing, publishing & royalties. Rob enjoys writing about music and the business of music.