Wolfgang Van Halen Nominated For Bassist of the Year

Loudwire has nominated Wolfgang Van Halen for Bassist of the Year 2012 for his work with both VH and Tremonti. Congrats, Wolfie! Great to see him get some well deserved recognition!

You may vote once an hour until through the 15th of December. VOTE HERE.

Bassist of the Year — 2012 Loudwire Music Awards
by Loudwire Staff

Although they can remain low-key, bassists are essential for holding down the rhythm section of a band. Despite a fewer amount of strings, there is something unique about watching or listening to a bassist shred with the same technical expertise as a guitarist.

These low-end masters have helped define 2012 through their playing along with their songwriting abilities. Check out the nominees for Bassist of the Year and be sure to vote for your favorite in the poll below:

Alex Webster, Cannibal Corpse
Dan Briggs, Between the Buried and Me
D.D. Verni, Overkill
Eric Bass, Shinedown
Flea, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Frank Bello, Anthrax
Lemmy Kilmister, Motorhead
Nikki Sixx, Motley Crue
Steve Harris, Iron Maiden / Solo
Wolfgang Van Halen, Tremonti / Van Halen

As the son of Eddie Van Halen, there are some monstrous expectations placed above your head when you choose to pursue music. Wolfgang Van Halen has been doing his father proud as a member of Van Halen, but stepping in at the last minute as the touring bassist for Mark Tremonti’s solo project was truly remarkable.

Voting for the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards closes on Jan. 15 at 11:59 PM EST. Fans can vote once per hour, so keep coming back to make sure your favorite bassist wins!