UPDATE: Thanks to Heather from Greener Pastures for uploading video footage of Adrian accepting all three awards!
We’ve uploaded to youtube audio of Adrian accepting No Doubt’s awards for Best Music Video,Best Song and Best Album at the 2013 OC Music Awards last night! Adrian’s speeches were so awesome and funny-much congrats again to the band on their major wins!
Hopefully actual video footage of Adrian’s acceptance speeches will turn up online soon.
The OC Register posted an article about the band’s wins:
To the surprise of no one except maybe drummer Adrian Young, No Doubt emerged the big winner Saturday night at the 12th annual OC Music Awards, once again held at City National Grove of Anaheim.
Orange County’s most famous band finally had a strong showing at this increasingly regarded ceremony, taking home three trophies, including top honors for best album (Push and Shove) and best song (“Settle Down”). The latter was also named best music video.
“We finally have a member of No Doubt in the audience,” announced local personality and longtime Ska Parade host Tazy Phyllipz, tipping his hat to a stylishly dressed and coiffed Young while presenting best world to the Dirty Heads for the fourth year in a row.
Indeed, when these awards were first handed out in 2002 and Rock Steady was all the rage, the purpose was to spotlight rising, strictly local talent, not established hit-makers who started here but had since moved to L.A. or elsewhere. There wasn’t even a best album category, only best song in addition to genre prizes, and nominees were chosen by paid self-submission, not an academy of roughly three dozen industry experts determining victors via voting rounds.
Young, the sole representative from No Doubt on hand, grew more colorful in his acceptance speeches as the ceremony wore on. He dropped the music video award while thanking the band’s fans, snapping it clean off its foundation. “My son just yelled at me – he said, ‘Don’t break this one!'” the man in the jet-black Mohawk told the crowd when he returned to pick up the best song trophy.
When he came right back to claim best album, he was beaming: “I apologize to all the parents out there, but (expletive) yeah!” (He was also stoked to realize his family had been seated next to Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo.) Then he recalled No Doubt’s early days at a studio they used to call the Stomp Box just a 6-iron shot away, and shared a story about flinging his scat on the side of the road while in dire need of a toilet driving home from practice one night. “That’s my Orange County!” he declared.
Taking nothing away from No Doubt’s local significance and influence, it’s nonetheless debatable whether the group merited such a showering of affection, considering none of its members live in O.C. anymore and no part of its latest music was recorded here.
They might be better served with the Orange County Impact Award, which in the past has been bestowed upon Social Distortion, Thrice, Sugar Ray and the Vandals. This time, however, that honor was reserved for enduring rockers Lit, who also snagged a competitive trophy for best alternative.