Angel’s Rock Report–Revolver Golden Gods Awards VOTE NOW
Nominees for the fourth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards were announced yesterday at L.A.'s Grammy Museum, which has an exhibit titled Golden Gods: The History of Heavy Metal opening on April 11th -- the day the awards show takes place at the nearby Club Nokia.
Wrestler-rocker Chris Jericho, who's hosting the ceremony for the third straight year, announced the nominees and performers, with the help of a stage-full of musicians -- Alice Cooper, Zakk Wylde, Hellyeah's Vinnie Paul, Heaven and Hell's Vinny Appice, Sixx A.M.'s James Michael, Ozzy Osbourne Band bassist Blasko, Disturbed's John Moyer and his bandmate in Adrenaline Rush, Mike Portnoy and members of Black Veil Brides and Metal Mulisha.
Korn's "Munkey" Schaffer and Ronnie James Dio's widow, Wendy, each presented the Grammy Museum with an artifact for the upcoming exhibit -- a set of bagpipes used by Korn singer Jonathan Davis, and Ronnie Dio's original set of lyrics to "Holy Diver."
Golden Gods will feature performances by last year's Best New Band winners Black Veil Brides, Marilyn Manson, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Evanescence and Sixx A.M., doing their first show in almost four years. The show will be streamed on Xbox Live.
As for the awards themselves, KISS singer-bassist Gene Simmons will be given the Golden God Award. Five Finger Death Punch, Foo Fighters, Evanescence and Korn each have four nominations apiece (that's counting individual member nominations), with all four acts up for Album of the Year. Van Halen has three while Megadeth has two.
Chris Jericho announces the winner of the Golden God Award.