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.