* You buy their first album, and first song you hear is "Find The Real." Guitars are heavier than Creed, Tremonti has that epic solo at the end, and Miles has that NOTE he holds at the end. What a way to signal this is a whole new ballgame.
* Winning the top spot in [[http://www.musicradar.com/guitarist/greatest-solo-poll-alter-bridge-speak-403308 Guitarist Magazine's 20 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time]] poll for Black Bird against the likes of [[Music/PinkFloyd Comfortably Numb]], [[Music/VanHalen Eruption]], [[Music/LynyrdSkynyrd Free Bird]], [[Music/GunsNRoses Sweet Child O' Mine]] and [[Music/LedZeppelin Stairway to Heaven]]. Tremonti and Kennedy say they felt "Unworthy".
* Winning the [[http://fuse.tv/music/polls/battle-of-the-fans-rockers/ Fuse TV Battle of the Fans]] poll against the likes of Music/FooFighters, Music/MyChemicalRomance, Shinedown and Papa Roach in a competition that peaked at 7.2 million votes despite having the smallest fanbase according to Website/MySpace. Defeating Music/AvengedSevenfold, Music/ThreeDaysGrace and Music/GreenDay, they took on Music/ThirtySecondsToMars and Music/LinkinPark in the final round, winning against LP by just over a 3% margin ([=30StM=] by 6%).