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10 Punkest Moments From the 2015 Alternative Press Music Awards

Last night Cleveland celebrated the biggest names in pop-punk and post-hardcore. Here are our favorite moments, featuring All Time Low, Hayley Williams, Weezer and more

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Sum 41 Reunite with...DMC?

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Sum 41 reunited for the 2015 APMAs, following frontman Deryck Whibley's time in rehab. The band is back at it, stronger than ever, totally dominating their decade-old hits "In Too Deep" and "Fat Lip." Near the end of their set the Canadian icons brought out DMC for "King of Rock." In case you were wondering, yes, Whibley can still rap. 

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Hayley Williams Wins Best Vocalist

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It's only a matter of time before Hayley Williams becomes President of these here United States, but in that time we'll have her for Best Vocalist at the APMAs. Williams performed "Vicious Love" alongside future hubby Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory fame, proving just why we love those pipes so much.

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Brendon Urie Covers Queen

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Panic! at the Disco tackled "Bohemian Rhapsody," the Queen classic during their set, but it was Brendon Urie's Freddie Mercury that left us breathless. Makes sense the guy can hit those notes, you know?

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Taking Back Sunday Bring Back the Early-Aughts

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Taking Back Sunday have been a band longer than some of the APMA attendees have been alive. The reason they've been able to maintain relevancy is that, well, they're great! When they took the stage, it was an instant reminder why they're leaders in this genre and will continue to delight generations to come. You can "Make Damn Sure" of it.

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Simple Plan Tear the Stage Up

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Simple Plan have been on hiatus for four years and it feels much longer. We were lucky enough to see them at Warped Tour this summer (and you will be, too, for about two more weeks) but their APMA set was something spectacular. The group brought out Mike Herrera of MXPX for a collaborative jam, giving "I'd Do Anything" an appropriate, matured reworking. 

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All Time Low Win Big

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All Time Low front-babes Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat hosted the evening, but it was their live set and endless award-winning that truly made the night. They ripped through covers by Joan Jett, the RamonesJimmy Eat WorldGreen DayBlink-182 and more.

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And Zack Merrick Wins Best Bassist

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Everyone knows Alex and Jack, but what about All Time Low's rhythm section? Zack Merrick won Best Bassist, remarking in his acceptance speech on how he doesn't talk much, but was so appreciative that the APMAs gave him a platform. Do we spy a tear in the corner of his eye?

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Trace Cyrus Being...Trace Cyrus

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Metro Station frontman and Miley Cyrus big bro Trace Cyrus hit the stage, not too keen on All Time Low's introductory (and light-hearted!) joke about him. Apparently the guys made up backstage, but it was definitely a moment of discontent, one that got Trace trending on Twitter.

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Black Veil Brides Kill "Rebel Yell"

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Black Veil Brides seem to be everyone's fave band these days, and after viewing their fantastic Billy Idol metalcore cover of "Rebel Yell," we see why. These guys shred! Don't believe us? Click here!

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Weezer Closes Out the Night

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The APMAs are known for combining modern day alternative with the bands that predated them, so it should come as no surprise that power pop-punk greats Weezer closed out the night. Starting with "El Scorcho" and ripping through hits, the band confirmed why they're the stuff of icons.

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