The Dinos - DRG Year-End Awards

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

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.


Dino Award Winners

 

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  

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