Last NOVEMBER 27, 2008 The 15th NU107 ROCK AWARDS was held at the SILVERCITY FRONTERA VERDE in Pasig City and like all ROCK AWARDS before it was also a memorable event for Filipino Rock Musicians. It was another night of PINOY ROCK that showcased the talents and ingenuity of Filipinos in the side of Rock Music. Last year 2007, I was able to also blog about The 14th NU107 Rock Awards so It's a must for me to feature too the recent 2008 Rock Awards.
Click the 2007 logo to enter my 14th NU107 Rock Awards Blogpost:
The Rock Bands that performed that night were The Dawn, Radioactive Sago Project, Pupil, Markus Highway, Greyhoundz, Razorback, Urbandub and Sandwich. As usual, like last year,I used again images here for my blogpost so that you guys would at least have a piece of who these guys are. I just decided to spice it up because it would be dull if I will only post the plain text of the winners. So here it goes the WINNERS of the recent 2008 15th NU107 ROCK AWARDS:
ELY BUENDIA's(Former ERASERHEADS frontman) band "PUPIL" won the Major Plum of that evening by taking home 5 Trophies. WOW!! A great achievement indeed! PUPIL's members are Wendell Garcia, Dok Sergio, Ely Buendia, and Yan Yuzon.
PUPIL's Awards that night were:
ARTIST OF THE YEAR: PUPIL
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: WILD LIFE
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR:
PUPIL & JEROME VELASCO for “WILDLIFE” of PUPIL
DRUMMER OF THE YEAR: WENDELL GARCIA
Although their former drummer Bogs Jugo still played the drums on the song "Set Me Apart" on the "WILD LIFE Album.
BEST MUSIC VIDEO: MONOBLOC
Click the MONOBLOC CHAIR pix to watch the video:
This is PUPIL's second single and music video from the WILD LIFE album. Well, I find both the video and song up to date to the music of today.
Another former ERASERHEADS Raymund Marasigan's band "SANDWICH" gathered 3 Trophies that evening.
BEST LIVE ACT: SANDWICH
Just last month they opened up for GENE LOVES JEZEBEL on their DECAGON concert.
SONG OF THE YEAR: “BETAMAX” of SANDWICH
Click the BETA logo to be able to listen and watch the video of "BETAMAX" here:
Here's a very interesting and great DIY video of BETAMAX.
Click the BETAMAX pix to watch the said video:
WALA AKONG MASABI DITO KABAYAN!! GALING NG Alternative Video na ito!! I guess the one who made this was not on the 80s generation since there was no pix of XB,NU and BETRAYED.
Well, definitely it deserved the SONG OF THE YEAR AWARD!! I was just wondering why the band did not mention BM on the lyrics? Only XB and NU.....HmmmP? Well, if you're talking about my generation then we could really relate to the song lyrics. "SWAK NA SWAK"!!
BEST ALBUM PACKAGING:
INKSURGE.COM for "S" MARKS THE SPOT” of SANDWICH
BEST NEW ARTIST: THE OUT OF BODY SPECIAL
BASSIST OF THE YEAR:
NIÑO AVENIDO for THE OUT OF BODY SPECIAL
VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: RICO BLANCO
GUITARIST OF THE YEAR: LC DE LEON of REKLAMO
IN THE RAW AWARD: BEMBOL ROCKERS
Where did they get the band's name? Huh? He He He!! Of course from the famous Pinoy Actor "BEMBOL ROCO". The band's idol maybe?
LISTENER's CHOICE AWARD: URBAN DUB
HALL OF FAME: SAN MIGUEL CORPORATION
I guess this company deserves this award!! Definitely my KABAYAN would clearly recall SAN MIGUEL CORPORATION's contributions on the PINOY ROCK concert scene especially my generation by remembering the ULTRA STORM and OCTOBER STORM concerts back in the 80s and for this new generation It was converted to the OCTOBERFEST celebration.
SMART/ U ROCK COLLEGE:
TWIN LOBSTER from ST. SCHOLASTICA’S COLLEGE
NOKIA IAC AWARD: FASPITCH
I noticed that all members of PINOY ROCK ICON "ERASERHEADS" were present that evening and their bands performed. ELY BUENDIA with PUPIL, RAYMUND MARASIGAN with SANDWICH, BUDDY ZABALA with THE DAWN, and MARKUS ADORO with MARKUS HIGHWAY. The ERASERHEADS REUNION CONCERT which was held last AUGUST 30,2008 was very successful even though it was cut short due to the medical condition of ELY. Nice to see these guys back together and in harmony. I remembered when NU107 gave the HALL OF FAME AWARD to ERASERHEADS back in 2003 only ELY was present to accept the award. WOW!! Of course that was the time when the band members had personal differences. So until NEXT YEAR!! Thanks again for reading this blogpost. MABUHAY KABAYANS!!
Well, I just do hope you like and enjoyed my own BLOGPOST PRESENTATION of the just concluded 2008 15th NU107 ROCK AWARDS.
THIS IS THE HOME OF NU ROCK!!
-DR. STIRRING RHOD-