Rockin' the Web awards identify outstanding guitar and music websites. We consider the elements of website design, usability and above all, content. Hand picked and judged by our own team, only the best get to sport these rockin' awards!
Rockin' the Web Awards:

If you are a webmaster and feel your site is worthy, or you have just come across a site we should consider, please email the link to and let us know which award category is best suited. We will check it out, and if we agree, we will send the code to display your very own Rockin' the Net award. They're badass!

***We reserve the right to refuse to this award to any site that doesn't live up to our standards. If your site is not approved, feel free to resubmit at a future time upon updating your design and/or content. Our basic criteria are described below.***

Sites currently sporting Rockin' the Web awards include:

Best Guitar Music Winners:

Tom Kopyto metal
Chris Schatz blues-rock
Rusty Cooley metal
Francesco Fareri Neo-classical
Lorenzo DiAntonio rock
Gianluca Piersanti Fusion guitarist and film scoring
Steven Booke Acoustic & electric music
Phillipe Thibaut rock
Stephan Forte Neoclassical
Matt Cafissi rock
Sultan of String Asian/oriental metal from Switzerland
Scott Szeryk rock
Rob Burton Rock Guitar
Guitar Daddy Rock Guitar
The Great Kat Guitar Shredder One of the top 10 shredders of all time
Gor metal music
Dave Roberts extreme Guitar
Moro Virtuoso Composer/ Guitarist of Classical & Neoclassical Guitar Music
Pablo Gomez Instrumental Metal Guitarist
David M McLean Award-winning Texas-born Guitarist
Essential Guitarists monthly interviews and guitar lessons with the worlds best guitar players including: Brett Garsed, Greg Howe,TJ Helmerich,Bumblefoot,Shawn Lane,Allan Holdsworth,Chris Poland.......And Many More.
Mike Guerrero"Tapping Ninja" The Tapping Ninja is a accomplished Guitar Virtuoso Endorsed by Aria,Elixir Strings & AMT Electronics.He has been featured in Guitar Mag's around the world,and has performed with many top Guitar players.
Michael ATonal Vic Experimental Music, Audio & Video for all types of pleasure.Rated VVV + Free-Bananas!
Randy Ellefson Instrumental Guitarist,Composer
Mattias Ia Eklundh Mattias is today considered one of the most innovative and ground breaking guitar players around with a fast growing global following from fellow "guitar nerds" to simply true music freaks.
EMajor dot Net focus on featuring guitar heroes like Steve Vai and Amy Schugar in our Hall of Fame , Interviews, Reviews and News sections, not to mention our state of the art Tutorials.
Jim Phelps Rock Guitar

Best Heavy Rock Winners:

Dead Leaves
Outworld (Rusty Cooley's vocal band) Guitar Supersite
B.E.N.T. Killer Progressive Power Metal Band
DarkShift Too much metal for one hand!
Metal Centre Mailorder & Webzine.Crave Metal?Get your Fix Here
Hard Beyond Driven The Franchise Of Heavy Metal.

Best Instructional Winners:

Psycho Licks 101 Free guitar lessons (w/MP3 and TAB) from Guitar One mag editor Dale Turner.
Jim Horne 7 string lesson resource
Insane Guitar Instructional site for aspiring shredders)
Mike Sandomirsky Neo-Classical & Shred GuitarInstructional Site
Richard Daude Jazz-Rock, Prog-Metal, ShredGuitar- Instrumental Fusion Instructional site
SchmangeOnline Guitar Tricks, Equipment & Instructional Site
Toni LLoret Excercises,Transcriptions,Video,MP3,& Arrangements of Classical Pieces For Electric Guitar
David M McLean Here, you will find information regarding David's personal projects (solo CDs, musical collaborations, etc.), corporate "music for hire" projects (commercials, game music, soundtracks), musical gifts (including customized musical pieces), guitar & music lessons, music related articles & essays.
GuitaristHeaven Check out the instructional columns and the interviews pages. key information on jazz, rock, progressive and fusion music.
Axe City Youe Complete Guitar Community.
Guitar Gear Heads Gear Up Your Sound.
Joey Dahlia School Of Modern Strings.
Total Guitar Plus Center Guitar's Music & Equipment Guide.
Artistopia Great Instrctional Site.

Best Music Tribute Winners:

Metal HeadQuarters Metal Tribute Site
vintage Kramer non-profit informational site on Kramer guitars of the 80s
Sinead Cradle Of Filth Tribute site
Mark Tremonti Mark Tremonti Tribute Site
Are You Experienced The ULTIMATE Tribute To Jimi Hendrix
BELIEVER The Ultimate OZZY Experience!
AfterForever Black Sabbath Tribute
Beyond The Dark Side Number 1 Pink Floyd Tribute Experience
Alter Bridge Tribute site for Mark Tremonti's new band
Bonfire A Tribute to Early AC/DC
The Musical Box The Musical Box has undertaken the task of re-enacting Genesis’ performances as originally presented between 1973 and 1975.
Silent Lucidity Outstanding Chicago based Queensryche Tribute Band
Alter Bridge Fans A site for the fans of Alter Bridge
My Own Prison Chicago Based Creed Tribute Band
Creed Tribute Outstanding Creed Tribute Band
NightWish UK Tribute Site For The Band NightWish
The Sabbath Ultimate Sabbath & Ozzy Tribute In Europe
Hotter Than Hell Great Kiss Tribute

General Criteria
Rockin' The Web Awards are given to sites which display excellence in two basic areas: Design and content. In regard to music content, we are looking for musicians/bands that display a professional level of stylistic expression and production value. For instructional sites, we are looking for clear, informative lessons that are a step above the average. In regard to design, we favor clean, eye-catching professional layouts with nice graphics and easy navigation. Freeservers and sites with excessive and/or unrelated banner ads, as well as sites that are not self-contained, are grounds for denial. (Sites that are not 'self-contained' would be those that launch to another site for music downloads, etc.) Still, these are guidelines rather than iron-clad rules. Exceptions are sometimes made in some areas of consideration when a website is extra-strong in other areas.

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