The Dinos - DRG Year-End Awards

For 2010 and beyond, the vote will be for Album of the Year only.


Dino Award Winners

 

2014

Album of the Year: Firewolfe - We Rule the Night 
  

2013

Album of the Year: Stryper - No More Hell to Pay 
  
 

2012

Album of the Year: Van Halen - A Different Kind of Truth
  
 

2011

Album of the Year: Whitesnake - Forevermore

 

2010

Album of the Year: Accept - Blood of the Nations

 

2009

  • Best Album of the Year: Steel Panther - Feel the Steel
  • Most Disappointing Album of the Year: Chickenfoot - Chickenfoot
  • The Lifeson Award: Steven Tyler
  • DVD of the Year (tie): Iron Maiden - Flight 666, and The Story of Anvil
  • Release of the Year: Iron Maiden - Flight 666 (2DVD set)

The Mindcrime II (awarded for purposely pursuing terrible ideas to inevitably disasterous conclusions):

2009 winner: Lita Ford - Wicked Wonderland.

 

The Screaming Devil Baby (awarded to an artist for pathetic behavior).

2009 winner: Steven Tyler

2008

  • Best Album of the Year: Whitesnake - Good to be Bad
  • Most Disappointing Album of the Year: Judas Priest - Nostradamus
  • The Lifeson Award: The Scorpions
  • DVD of the Year: Iron Maiden - Live After Death
  • Release of the Year: Iron Maiden - Live After Death

The Mindcrime II (awarded for purposely pursuing terrible ideas to inevitably disasterous conclusions):

2008 winner: Judas Priest - Nostradamus

 

The Screaming Devil Baby (awarded to an artist for pathetic behavior).

2008 winner: Scott Weiland

2007

  • Best Album of the Year: Rush - Snakes & Arrows
  • Most Disappointing Album of the Year: Ozzy Osbourne - Black Rain
  • The Lifeson Award: Gary Moore
  • DVD of the Year: Heaven and Hell - Live at Radio City
  • Release of the Year: Heaven and Hell - Live at Radio City DVD

The Mindcrime II (awarded for purposely pursuing terrible ideas to inevitably disasterous conclusions):

2007 winner: Queensryche

 

The Screaming Devil Baby (awarded to an artist for pathetic behavior).

2007 winner: Michael Schenker

2006

  • Best Album of the Year: Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life and Death
  • Most Disappointing Album of the Year: Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime II
  • The "Lifeson" Award: (unclaimed)
  • DVD of the Year: Whitesnake - Live In The Shadow Of The Blues
  • Release of the Year: Whitesnake - Live In The Shadow Of The Blues

New Awards for 2006!

The Mindcrime II (awarded for purposely pursuing terrible ideas to inevitably disasterous conclusions):

2006 winner: Queensryche

 

The Screaming Devil Baby (awarded to an artist for pathetic behavior).

2006 winner: Michael Schenker

2005

  • Best Album of the Year: (tie) Tony Iommi & Glenn Hughes - Fused, Bruce Dickinson - Tyranny of Souls
  • Most Disappointing Album of the Year: Black Label Society - Mafia
  • The "Lifeson" Award: Vivian Campbell
  • DVD of the Year: Rush - R30
  • Release of the Year: (tie) Aerosmith - Rocking The Joint Dual Disc, Eric Johnson - Bloom CD

2004

  • Best Album of the Year: Tony Iommi & Glenn Hughes - The DEP Sessions
  • Most Disappointing Album of the Year: Aerosmith - Honkin on Bobo
  • The "Lifeson" Award: Van Halen
  • DVD of the Year: Iron Maiden - The Early Years
  • Release of the Year: Tony Iommi & Glenn Hughes - The DEP Sessions and Iron Maiden -The Early Years DVD
 

2003

  • Best Album of the Year: Gary Moore - Live at the Monsters of Rock and Anthrax - We've Come for you All
  • Most Disappointing Album of the Year: Metallica - St. Anger
  • The "Lifeson" Award: Metallica
  • DVD of the Year: Led Zeppelin 2 DVD set
  • Release of the Year: Led Zeppelin 2 DVD set

2002

  • Best Album of the Year: Gary Moore - Scars
  • Most Disappointing Album of the Year: Rush - Vapor Trails
  • The "Lifeson" Award: Van Halen
 

2001

  • Best Album of the Year: Halford - Live Insurrection
  • Most Disappointing Album of the Year: Aerosmith - Just Push Play
  • The "Lifeson" Award: Aerosmith
 
 
Retroactively voted Dino Album of the Year Awards
 
2000: (Tie)
  • Halford - Resurrection
  • Iron Maiden - Brave New World
1999: John Norum - Slipped into Tomorrow  
1998: Bruce Dickinson - The Chemical Wedding  
1997: Led Zeppelin - BBC Sessions  

1996: (Tie)

  • John Norum - Worlds Away
  • ZZ Top - Rhythmeen
1995: Van Halen - Balance  
1994: Pride & Glory - Pride & Glory  
1993: Savatage - Edge Of Thorns  

1992: (Tie)

  • Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction
  • Alice in Chains - Dirt
1991: Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears  
1990: Judas Priest - Painkiller  

1989: (3 way tie)

  • Badlands - Badlands
  • Blue Murder - Blue Murder
  • Aerosmith - Pump

 
1988: Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime  
1987: Guns & Roses - Appetite for Destruction  
1986: David Lee Roth - Eat 'Em and Smile  
1985: Iron Maiden - Live After Death  
1984: Van Halen - 1984  
1983: Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind  
1982: Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast  
1981: Rush - Moving Pictures  
1980: Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz  
1979: AC/DC - Highway To Hell  
1978: Van Halen - Van Halen  
1977: AC/DC - Let There Be Rock  
1976: Rainbow - Rising  
1975: Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti  
1974: Deep Purple - Burn  
1973: Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy  
1972: Deep Purple - Machine Head  
1971: Led Zeppelin - IV  
1970: Deep Purple - In Rock  
1969: Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II  
1968: Jeff Beck Group - Truth  
1967: Jim Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced  
1966: Cream - Fresh Cream  

 

Through 2009, The Dinosaur Rock Guitar Forum voted for the yearly wards in the following catgeories:

  • Best Album of the Year
  • Most Disappointing Album of the Year
  • DVD of the Year — Generally given to a release of previously unavailable material.
  • Release of the Year (DVD or CD) Given for, but not limited to, re-releases of previously available material

 

The Lifeson — for wimping out as a player or artist (or "going soft" on a release) when you could clearly do so much better.

The Mindcrime II (awarded when appropriate) — to an artist for purposely pursuing terrible ideas to inevitably disasterous conclusions.

The Screaming Devil Baby — awarded to an artist for pathetic behavior. 

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