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Staind, Godsmack, Aerosmith Top Boston Music Awards

Hard rocking acts Staind, Godsmack, and Aerosmith took home two prizes each at last night’s 15th annual Boston Music Awards at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre. Staind, fresh off a breakthrough year that saw its second Elektra album “Break the Cycle” debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, took act of the year and single of the year for “It’s Been Awhile.”

Aerosmith took home album of the year for “Just Push Play” (Columbia) and video of the year for “Jaded,” while Godsmack won the outstanding rock band award. Lead singer Sully Erna also picked up the trophy for male vocalist of the year.

Other winners included American Hi-Fi, Carly Simon, ex-Extreme frontman Gary Cherone’s Tribe Of Judah, and reformed ’80s underground legends Mission Of Burma, who were inducted into the Boston Music Awards Hall of Fame. Godsmack led the night’s performances, which also included spots by host Joey McIntyre, Letters To Cleo’s Kay Hanley, Reveille, the Sheila Divine, Must, and singer/songwriters Bill Morrissey and Tracy Bonham.

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