New Live Album or Video of the Year: 2015 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards
The above list of nominees for New Live Album / Video in the 2015 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards features first-ever projects from Van Halen and Yes, a cool return for Aerosmith, and Rush's farewell from the road. And that's just a few of the highlights.
For David Lee Roth, Tokyo Dome Live in Concert somehow represented his live-album debut with Van Halen. To celebrate, they focused on a single raucous show from the tour in support of 2012's A Different Kind of Truth. Yes' two-CD/DVD Like It Is showcased familiar material – The Yes Album and Going for the One, both released back in the '70s – but presented it in a new way, as current frontman Jon Davison took over the mic.
Rocks Donington 2014 finds Aerosmith tearing through a career-spanning show during the Download Festival. They previously played Donington in 1990 and 1994, when the site was home to the Monsters of Rock music festival. Rush also released a sweeping collection recorded during a pair of hometown shows. They compiled nearly three hours of footage featuring many rare songs, even as the group confirmed that this would likely be their last major tour.
Elsewhere, Slash marked the release of World on Fire with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators during a performance in Los Angeles, and we got to relive it all with the subsequent Live at the Roxy 25.9.14. Pete Townshend oversaw an orchestral update of the Who's 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia, even as the Who released a new concert recorded live at Hyde Park.
Click through the above gallery for details on these and other nominees, then make your choice via the poll below. You can vote once an hour between now and Monday, Jan. 4, when the polls close at 11:59PM ET.
Van Halen Albums, Ranked from Worst to Best