Nickelback Leads High Times' 'Doobie' List

As the only band with two nominations, hard rock act Nickelback leads the field for the third annual Doobie Awards for Conscious Music. Hosted by counterculture magazine High Times, the Sept. 25 cerem

As the only band with two nominations, hard rock act Nickelback leads the field for the third annual Doobie Awards for Conscious Music. Hosted by counterculture magazine High Times, the Sept. 25 ceremony will be held at B.B. King's Blues Club in New York, and hosted by Joe Rogan ("Fear Factor," "News Radio").

Nickelback is up for the band of the year honor, vying against the Dave Matthews Band, the Strokes, Tenacious D, and Tool. The band's Roadrunner release "Silver Side Up" is also nominated in the best rock album -- established band category.

Doobie Awards will be handed out in a total of 13 categories: band and female artist of the year, pot song of the year, best rock album/established band, best rock album/new band, best hip-hop album, best jam band album, best reggae album, best jazz album, best dance album, best stoner rock album, best soundtrack album, and most conscious album.

In addition, a lifetime achievement honor will be presented to the New Riders Of The Purple Sage, which will perform together for the first time in eight years at the Doobie Awards ceremony. Also slated to perform are hip-hop artists Sean Paul and Styles -- both of which are nominated in the best pot song category for "Gimme the Light" and "Good Times," respectively. The bill is rounded out by best stoner rock album nominee High On Fire and best jazz album nominee Lettuce, as well as the Cannabis Cup Band.

Tickets for Doobie Awards are set at $25 and are available via Ticketmaster and the B.B. King's Blues Club box office. For more information, visit the High Times Web site.

Scheduled for mid-September 2001 at the now-shuttered New York club Wetlands, last year's second annual Doobie Awards event was canceled due to the terrorist attacks on the U.S. "We're excited to get the show back up and running," Doobies executive producer Steve Bloom said in a statement. "This has been a good year for stoner music."

Here is the full list of nominations:

Band of the year:
Dave Matthews Band
The Strokes
Tenacious D

Pot song of the year:
"Are You Talking to Me," Fieldy
"Dope Nose," Weezer
"Gimme the Light," Sean Paul
"Good Times," Styles
"High Times," Black Moon

Female artist of the year:
Kim Deal (the Breeders)
Ani DiFranco
Norah Jones
Shannon McNally
Michelle Shocked

Best rock album/established band:
"Morning View," Incubus (Immortal/Epic)
"Sticks and Stones," New Found Glory (Universal)
"Silver Side Up," Nickelback (Roadrunner)
"Heathen Chemistry," Oasis (Epic)
"Songs for the Deaf," Queens Of The Stone Age (Interscope)

Best rock album/new band:
"Hoobastank," Hoobastank (Universal)
"Come Clean," Puddle Of Mudd (Flawless)
"Use Once and Destroy," Superjoint Ritual (Sanctuary)
"Source Tags & Codes," ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (Interscope)
"Highly Evolved," the Vines (Capitol)

Best hip-hop album:
"Stoned Raiders," Cypress Hill (Columbia)
"Bionix," De La Soul (Tommy Boy)
"Expansion Team," Dilated Peoples (Capitol)
"Hidden Stash II," Kottonmouth Kings (Capitol)
"X.O. Experience," Tha Liks (Sony)

Best jam-band album:
"Trey Anastasio," Trey Anastasio (Elektra)
"The Deep End, Vol. 1," Gov't Mule (ATO)
"Live at Wetlands," Robert Randolph & the Family Band (Sci Fidelity)
"There and Back Again," Phil Lesh & Friends (Columbia)
"Laugh," Keller Williams (Sci Fidelity)

Best reggae album:
"Tropical Storm," Beenie Man (Virgin)
"Visionary," Everton Blender (Heartbeat)
"Ghetto Dictionary," Bounty Killer (VP)
"Still Blazin'," Capleton (VP)
"Spirits All Around Us," John Brown's Body (Shanachie)

Best jazz album:
"The Bridge," Karl Denson's Tiny Universe (Relaxed)
"Outta Here," Lettuce (Velour)
"Uninvisible," Medeski Martin & Wood (Blue Note)
"Next," Soulive (Blue Note)
"There Goes the Neighborhood," Robert Walter (Premonition)

Best dance album:
"Aftershock," Aphrodite (V2)
"Come With Us," Chemical Brothers (Astralwerks)
"Bless You," (Shanachie)
"G-Sides," Gorillaz (Virgin)
"Night Works," Layo & Bushwacka! (Beggars/XL)

Best stoner rock album:
"Let Us Pray," Electric Wizard (Music Cartel)
"Only a Suggestion," Hermano (Tee Pee)
"Surrounded by Thieves," High On Fire (Relapse)
"Dos EPs," Nebula (Meteor City)
"Coup de Grace," Orange Goblin (Rise Above)

Most conscious album:
"Life Force Radio," Afu-Ra (Koch)
"Now," Bhagavan Das (Grand Royal)
"Toxicity," System of a Down (American)
"Lost Angel," 3rd Strike (Hollywood)
"Bone Days," John Trudell (Daemon)

Best soundtrack album:
"Chelsea Walls" (Rykodisc)
"How High" (Def Jam)
"1 Giant Leap" (Palm Pictures)
"24 Hour Party People" (FFRR)
"Y Tu Mama Tambien" (Volcano)


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