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ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK
Slash, Ted Nugent and Queen Lead Ultimate Classic Rock Awards
27 January by Nick DeRiso
With three weeks of voting in the books, and one still to go, Slash, Ted Nugent and Queen are emerging as frontrunners in fan voting for the 2015 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards. Everything could change between now and the Feb. 3 deadline — but that’s up to you.
Here’s what we know so far: Slash is lapping the other nominees in Artist of the Year balloting. He’s garnered 52 percent of the votes, while Ace Frehley and AC/DC — now tracking in second and third place, respectively — have a combined 25 percent. Slash’s ‘World on Fire‘ is also edging Nugent’s ‘Shut Up & Jam,’ 33 to 29 percent, among Album of the Year voters. Nugent’s ‘Everything Matters‘ is on top the Song of the Year ballot.
Queen’s ‘Live at the Rainbow ’74‘ has been the runaway leader among Live Album or Video of the Year candidates, while Queen and Adam Lambert are ahead in Tour of the Year voting, as well. Verizon’s use of the Queen favorite ‘I Want It All‘ in a 2014 spot holds a commanding lead among the Commercial of the Year nominees. H
ere’s the full list of frontrunners …
ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Slash (in second, Ace Frehley)
ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
Slash, ‘World on Fire’ (in second, Ted Nugent, ‘Shut Up & Jam’)
TOUR OF THE YEAR:
Queen + Adam Lambert (in second, Foreigner / Styx / Don Felder)
SONG OF THE YEAR:
Ted Nugent, ‘Everything Matters’ (in second, AC/DC, ‘Rock or Bust’)
REISSUE OF THE YEAR:
Led Zeppelin Reissues (in second, ‘Rush‘ [40th Anniversary])
LIVE ALBUM/DVD OF THE YEAR:
Queen, ‘Live at the Rainbow ’74′ (in second, Guns N’ Roses, ‘Appetite for Democracy 3D’)
COMMERCIAL OF THE YEAR:
Queen, ‘I Want It All,’ Verizon (in second, Motley Crue, ‘Kickstart My Heart,’ Dodge)
The nominees for the 2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards were selected by the editors and writers of UCR. Voting ends Feb. 3, 2015, at 9AM ET. You can vote once per hour, so come back often to make sure your favorite wins …