The American Music Awards were last night (November 21), and as with most music award shows now, it served as a highlight of the biggest trends in the music industry. Depending on your tastes, the night could have been incredible or incredibly concerning.

For Tom Morello, it was the latter. He took to Twitter and wrote, “Watching even the slightest bit of the American Music Awards makes one consider that there is likely very little hope for either America, or music.”

One word:

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As expected, the AMAs were not a showcase for rock music, but the ceremony wasn’t completely devoid of some rock representation. Maneskin was part of the lengthy performer lineup and delivered a great performance of “Beggin.”


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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.