silverchair continue to be Australia's favourite band by a big margin, according to the results of the latest annual readers poll conducted by Rolling Stone magazine.

The band topped these categories:

* Artist of the Year
* Best album
* Best male performer (Daniel Johns)
* Best band
* Best single: 1. Freak 2. Cemetery
* Best songwriter (Daniel Johns)
* Comeback of the Year
* Best album cover (Freak Show)
* Best video (Freak)

In addition, Nick Launay (Freak Show) won best producer and silverchair were runners up in three other categories, including best hard rock band and best indie rock band.

"I don't know about silverchair being in the "best comeback" category," said chairpage's Canberra correspondent Anthony Calvert. "Were they ever really gone? I reckon "best follow-up" would be more appropriate."

Announcement of the awards appeared in Rolling Stone Australia's April issue.