Yesterday, Pre)thing lead guitarist, singer and songwriter Rust Epique died of a heart attack in his home in Las Vegas. He was only 35 years old. In addition to playing with Pre)thing (formerly known as Rustandthesuperheroes), Epique was a former member of Crazy Town. Epique signed to V2 in 2002, much to the excitement of the labelís top brass, who at the time called Rustandthesuperheroes "perhaps the most groundbreaking artist to grace music in the last 30 years."
BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST Childish Gambino (I promise I won't do this for every category, but my personal preference would be for Surfer Blood COVER SONG OF THE YEAR: "Tubthumping" - They Might Be Giants feat.