The Votes for Best Rock Festival of 2008 was a close one. In fact less than 50 votes seperate our Silver and Gold Award winners.
Rocklahoma has become one of the United States largest music festivals, attracting people from all over the world. The 2008 lineup included, Bret Michaels, Jetboy, XYZ, Triumph, Extreme, Armored Saint, Queensryche, Tesla, Firehouse, Jackyl, RATT, Sebastian Bach, Kingdom Come Night Ranger and many more bands. The festival was plagued by terrible weather in 2008, but it was still very much a fan favorite this year.
The voting on the last day of the Reader Awards was intense as fans from several different bands were logging their votes on the last day. Two bands rose above them all, and Jaded Sun nearly claimed the Gold Award in 2008. Nonetheless, Jaded Sun’s new album “Gypsy Trip” is a great new disc, and one you should definitely check out!
Less than 200 votes separated our Silver and Gold winners for Best New Album of 2008. Tesla’s Forever More was my favorite pick of 2008, as was many of yours. “Forever More” is easily one of the better albums in the Tesla catalog. It is one of the must own records in 2008.
Congratulations to the Silver Award Winners! Stop back tomorrow for our final awards day, and find out won the top honors in the 2008 Hard Rock Hideout Reader Awards!