Cut the midrange, drop the bass

NBC announced the nominees for the 2005 Radio Music Awards.

Artist of the Year: Alternative and Active Rock Radio
Foo Fighters
Green Day
Linkin Park
Pearl Jam
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Artist of the Year: Rock Radio
Green Day
Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
Van Halen

What's the bigger story: the apparent sorry-ass state of rock radio or the hopelessly retarded premise of an awards show based on radio airplay?

Something is clearly awry on both fronts when bands that don't exist anymore are considered for "artist of the year."

Elsewhere: Little Nicky posted video of the Gorillaz' (3D hologram) performance at the MTV Europe Music Awards