Put your hands to­gether for the folks who gave rock’n’roll a bad name in 2012

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WHAT’S THAT noise? That, read­ers, is the sound of a lorry drop­ping off On the Record’s gongs at the front door.

It’s all about look­ing back in me­di­a­land at the moment – look­ing for­ward comes next week – so a round of ap­plause, please, for the re­cip­i­ents of OTR’s Gongs Of 2012. Here are the peo­ple who gave rock’n’roll a bad name in the past 12 months:

Street Team of the Year (solo)

Glenn Os­rin, the ex­am­iner.com dude who writes about Bon Jovi.

Street Team of the Year (col­lec­tive)

Team Breezy. For their des­per­ate at­tempts to de­fend nasty, wom­an­bash­ing thug Chris Brown.

Soap Opera of the Year

The to-ing and fro-ing over the Swedish House Mafia show at the Phoenix Park.

Air Host­ess of the Year

Ri­hanna.

The New Rock’n’Roll Of the Year

The re­ac­tion to Spo­tify’s launch in Ire­land.

Rave of the Year

Na­tional Plough­ing Cham­pi­onships.

Twit­ter Storm in a Teacup of the Year

The most heav­ily con­tested cat­e­gory this year. Garbage’s Shirley Man­son’s scrap with her fans last month gets the nod.

Bring­ing Sexy Back Award

The re­vamped MyS­pace.

Ge­og­ra­phy Les­son of the Year

Cam­den Crawl – for mov­ing Lon­don NW1 to Dublin 1 and 2.

Be­gor­rah and Be­gob of the Year

Mum­ford & Sons’ video to plug their Gal­way show.

Closed Venue of the Year

The POD com­plex.

Open Venue We Wish Was Closed Award

Academy 2.

Pro­moter of the Year

The Event Com­pany, who were forced to can­cel the Sum­mer Ses­sions af­ter The Hu­man League and The Stran­glers pulled out when ad­vances weren’t paid.

WTF?of the Year

That Tu­pac holo­gram.

Fume of the Year

Steve Wall’s lengthy Arthur’s Day broad­side.

Killing the Golden Goose Award

Artists bad­ger­ing fans and friends about fund-it cam­paigns.

TV Com­edy Gold of the Year

Ire­land’s Rap­pers.

Band of the Year

The Strypes, for mak­ing ev­ery­one over 20 feel an­cient.

Shirley Man­son

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