Adam, Edge and U2 are among the nominations in the 2002 Gibson Guitar
Adam, who won the award as Best Bassist last year, is nominated alongside
Colin Greenwood (Radiohead), Stefan Lessard (Dave Matthews Band), Shavo
(System of the Down) and Dana Williams (Diamond Rio).
Edge is nominated for Best Rock Guitarist alongside fellow nominees Ryan
Adams, Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead), Mark Knopfler,
Lenny Kravitz, Dave Navarro, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Richie Sambora and
U2 are also nominated in the awards, for Best Guitar Band - the competition
includes Blink 182, Five For Fighting, Green Day, Lifehouse, Linkin Park,
Nickelback, Train, Travis and Weezer.
The annual Orville H. Gibson Guitar Awards are traditionally presented on
the day before the Grammy Awards to recognize guitar players (and players of
related fretted instruments) for their artistic accomplishments and to honor
musicians who reflect the spirit of Orville H. Gibson (1856-1918) and his
belief in quality, innovation and tradition. Winners are voted by members
of the music media.
This year rock guitar pioneer Scotty Moore and legendary banjo great Earl
Scruggs are expected to be on hand to receive the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime
More at www.gibson.com