Most Shocking Headline – 2012 Diffuser.fm Music Awards
There was no shortage of crazy news in the world of indie rock this year. Sadness, tragedy, excitement: 2012 had it all. But which story was the most sensational? Help us pick the Most Shocking Headline of 2012 as part of the first-ever Diffuser.fm Music Awards. Cast your vote below!
Let's recap: Fiona Apple was arrested in a Texas border town for possession of marijuana while on tour. Against Me! singer Tom Gabel announced that he is transgender and will begin the process of undergoing sex reassignment surgery. Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong entered a rehab center after an onstage meltdown in Las Vegas. Former Cake drummer Peter McNeal went on trial for child molestation. (A mistrial was eventually declared.) The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne was stopped at the Oklahoma City airport for carrying a souvenir grenade. The Foo Fighters announced plans to take an extended hiatus at the end of the year. My Bloody Valentine confirmed plans to release their long-long-awaited follow-up to 1991's 'Loveless' album. Frank Ocean revealed a same-sex love affair in a post on his Tumblr account. And Radiohead's drum tech was tragically killed during a pre-concert stage collapse in Toronto, Canada.
All were attention-grabbing stories, but which was the Most Shocking Headline of 2012? Let your voice be heard. You have until 11:59PM EST on Jan. 15, 2013, to cast your vote. We’ll notify you of the winners in this and every other category on Jan. 16.