BBC 2006-08-10 – Muse head rock award nominations
Muse head rock award nominations
Rock band Muse lead the nominations for this year's Kerrang! Awards, featuring in five categories.
The Mercury Music Prize nominees are up for best live band, single, album, video and best British band.
Welsh rock features heavily on the list, with Bullet For My Valentine, Funeral For A Friend and Lostprophets in contention for multiple titles.
Former Stereophonics drummer and Kerrang! Radio DJ Stuart Cable will host the awards in London on 24 August.
More than 140,000 votes were cast to determine the nominations, from readers of Kerrang!'s magazine and website.
Users of the internet community site MySpace.com - which hosts profiles of a number of the nominated bands - were also voters.
Overseas acts My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Trivium, Avenged Sevenfold, HIM and Lacuna Coil are shortlisted for best band on the planet
Hundred Reasons, Lostprophets, Bullet For My Valentine, Funeral For A Friend, and Fightstar - the group fronted by former Busted singer Charlie Simpson - are nominated for best British band along with Muse.
Green Day, who walked off with the award for best band on the planet at last year's ceremony, are in the running nominated for best video for Jesus Of Suburbia.
Rock veterans the Red Hot Chili Peppers are also shortlisted in that category.
The magazine is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and plans to base the ceremony around the idea of a "twisted carnival."