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Green Day Dominates California Music Awards

Green Day dominated the California Music Awards Saturday night (April 28) at the Henry J. Kaiser Arena in Oakland by earning so-called “Bammies” in all eight categories in which the group was nominated; including artist of the year, outstanding group, and outstanding album for Warning.

Bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tre Cool both bested all comers in their individual instrument categories, while frontman Billie Joe Armstrong earned outstanding male vocalist honors and songwriting props over Neil Young, Aimee Mann, and others. The group also grabbed the award for outstanding punk/ska album for Warning.

Other winners at the 24th annual celebration of California music included Santana (Arthur M. Sohcot award for excellence), Incubus (outstanding modern rock album, Make Yourself), No Doubt (outstanding pop/rock album, Return Of Saturn), and the Deftones (outstanding hard rock/heavy metal album, White Pony).

Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello earned outstanding guitarist while veteran rocker Sammy Hagar grabbed the spirit of rock award.

Huey Lewis hosted the event.

Here is the complete list of winners:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR:

Green Day

OUTSTANDING GROUP:

Green Day

OUTSTANDING ALBUM:

Warning – Green Day

OUTSTANDING SINGLE:

“Last Resort” – Papa Roach

OUTSTANDING MODERN ROCK ALBUM:

Make Yourself – Incubus

OUTSTANDING PUNK ROCK/SKA ALBUM:

Warning – Green Day

OUTSTANDING HARD ROCK/HEAVY METAL ALBUM:

White Pony – Deftones

OUTSTANDING ROCK/POP ALBUM:

Return Of Saturn – No Doubt

OUTSTANDING HIP/HOP RAP ALBUM:

Bridging The Gap – Black Eyed Peas

OUTSTANDING R&B ALBUM:

That’s My Partner – Elvin Bishop & Little Smokey

OUTSTANDING JAZZ ALBUM:

Shake It Up – Boney James & Rick Braun

OUTSTANDING LATIN ALBUM:

2012 e.d. – Orixa

OUTSTANDING DEBUT ALBUM:

Mer De Noms – A Perfect Circle

OUTSTANDING SONGWRITER:

Billie Joe Armstrong – Green Day

OUTSTANDING MALE VOCALIST:

Billie Joe Armstrong – Green Day

OUTSTANDING FEMALE VOCALIST:

Gwen Stefani – No Doubt

OUTSTANDING GUITARIST:

Tom Morello – Rage Against The Machine

OUTSTANDING BASSIST:

Mike Dirnt – Green Day

OUTSTANDING DRUMMER:

Tre Cool – Green Day

SPIRIT OF ROCK AWARD:

Sammy Hagar

CALIFORNIA GOLD:

Little Feat

ARTHUR M. SOHCOT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE:

Santana