UG Awards: Vote For WTF Of The Year

It's been a crazy year, but what was the one thing that really blew your mind? Whether it's the unexpected Nirvana reunion or one of Dave Mustaine's outspoken comments, you can post your nomination here.

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As part of our forthcoming UG Awards 2012 post, we're asking readers to vote in a new category each day for a special post over the holidays.

Today's category:

Who was the biggest 'WTF' moment of 2012?

Place your nomination in the comments, ideally with a link to the UG news post, and upvote others that you agree with. The one with the highest number of up votes wins the award.

If you're stuck for ideas, you can browse our wtf section. Alternatively, here's a few barmy highlights that come to mind:

- The Nirvana reunion fronted by Paul McCartney - The drunk guy singing "Bohemian Rhapsody" in the back of a cop car- Black Sabbath reforming without Bill Ward - Almost anything Dave Mustaine said, such as "African women should put a plug in it"


There are no rules! (Oh man, we're totally going to regret this.)

Voting tips

- Place ONE nominations per comment, or the upvotes won't count. You can place as many nominations as you want across different comments, though.

- Do a quick search of the page to make sure someone else didn't already nominate that act. Just scroll down to the bottom so all the comments have loaded, then do a search on the page (ctrl-f on a PC, cmd-f on a mac) for their name.

You're welcome to discuss the topic in the comments and reply to nominations, as usual.

Remember to vote in our other award categories too. The list so far:

Band Of The Year

Guitarist Of The Year

Best New Act

Best Comeback

Biggest Drama Of 2012

Best Live Event

Best Music Video

Person Of The Year

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    probably UGs extraodinary ability to make any story about somebody slamming somebody else
    yup. anyways UG needs to put up a best drummer award.
    you do understand that its Ultimate GUITAR and not Utimate Drummer, right?
    your point is? theyve had a bassist award thing before
    Drache Wachter
    Consider the full name of the instrument. Bass GUITAR.
    dont think its that big of a deal. UG posts anything music-related anyway so anyone who says otherwise is just trying to find something to say.
    I agree with vppark2, why couldnt they have a drummer award? The sites name isnt ultimate wtf either.
    The Slayer Christmas sweaters and the Metallica $53 neck ties
    Probably when Courtney Love said that Dave Grohl had a thing with Frances. I mean...WTF?!
    Most of what comes out of her mouth makes you think WTF? Where did that come from? and/or where did that come from? But all her statements are driven by a need for attention (she doesn't care if it's positive, or negative), more Nirvana checks, or slamming the surviving Nirvana members for being relevant.
    2 Words. Dave Mustaine. Take your pick. Mine will probably be the Afrian women deal or the Obama staging the shooting deal.
    Mustaine about "if you can't support children, don't have children" is actually intelligent and logical, but to direct it at Africa is an obvious sign of generalization and racism. His statements about the Aurora shootings are also full of shit. Hell, nearly every statement by Mustaine is full of shit. He should put a plug in his mouth.
    Ha, the problem with his comments on Africa is that he wasn't even talking about the very serious and relevant issue of overpopulation, he just stumbled upon a point that wasn't nonsensical by accident.
    yeah because having children isn't ultimately a choice (and don't get on me about all the kids conceived through rape, there are like 6 countries that ban all abortion (one of which is the vatican)) "if you can't have children, don't have children" applies to everyone, and if you don't apply it to black people then you're the racist
    Yeah because who don't get raped can still get pregnant without consensual sex, right? The fact that "if you can't support children, don't have children" was applied by Mustaine to Africa and Africa only being racist? Look up, you might see a trail of white light. That's the point, and it flew right above your head.
    The Bohemian Rhapsody vid was actually pretty funny. Wouldn't call it very awkward. All the while, Mr. Mustaine is pretty awkward.
    My pick would have to be the Randy Blythe case. Dave Mustaine is just doing his thang, nothing out of the ordinary there.
    On a similar vein as the last comment - Tom Gabel becoming Laura Jane Grace. Was supportive of it in the end, but it definitely took me for a spin at first and took awhile to wrap my head around it
    Nirvana, nobody replaces cobain.
    It really wasn't a Nirvana reunion, though. Just 3 guys who used it be in that band performing a brand new song with Paul McCartney.
    two guys in the band, and their touring guitarist they should've just tried throwing him on the mic, see what happens, the song they made was okay, but that's about it
    Hahahaha, the picture of this article is win. Anyway, I'll go with Mustaine saying that Obama was responsible for Aurora...
    my biggest wtf moment was UG users downvoting everything on the "best song" and "best band" categories
    Dave Mustain and Ted Nugent The collective combination of facepalms, and wtf's of the year...