Before Marilyn Manson‘s performance, Golden Gods host Chris Jericho introduced Damien Echols, who was recently released from prison after 18 years. Echols is one of the West Memphis Three, a trio of young men who were convicted of murder without solid evidence to back it up. After much support from artists such as Manson and new discoveries such as upgraded DNA testing, which did not place any of the West Memphis Three at the scene of the crime, the three were released last year.
Slipknot took away the prize for Comeback of the Year at the Revolver Golden Gods. Wearing black armbands with the No. 2 on them — paying tribute to their fallen bandmate Paul Gray — members of Slipknot accepted the award from Dino Cazares and Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory.
To accompany the release of their highly anticipated fourth album ‘Amaryllis,’ Shinedown are planning to come out with a unique e-book. Being the first of its kind, the “completely interactive” e-book will contain commentary, video footage and other exclusive content from the band.
The Revolver Golden God Awards have just announced a new batch of rockers to appear at the 2012 ceremony. Not only will Korn, Tenacious D, Dee Snider and Trivium present and perform in the show, but drummer Vinnie Paul will debut a never-before seen Pantera music video from the ‘Vulgar Display of Power’ recordings.
Drummer Travis Barker has captured success with a bunch of different musical projects, including Blink-182, +44 and Box Car Racer. Additionally, Barker is the drummer for the hip-hop / punk rock hybrid Transplants – the logo of which Barker recently tattooed on his skull.
It’s no secret that Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has an affinity with electronic music. Korn’s latest record ‘The Path of Totality’ delved into dubstep territory and took the band into a new stage in their career. Nowm Davis will soon be releasing an electronic EP under the name J Devil.
Grungy sludge merchants Melvins have just released the first song from their upcoming EP ‘The Bulls and the Bees.’ ‘National Hamster’ is one of the five tracks that will be released for free on March 13.
Breaking news about Metallica‘s highly anticipated 3D film: The band just revealed that they’ve chosen director Nimrod Antal (‘Kontroll,’ ‘Vacancy,’ ‘Predators’) and producer Charlotte Huggins (‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’) to work with them in creating the film.
Got an some extra dough burning a hole in your pocket? Well, we’ve just found your next extravagant purchase. It’s a beautiful 1972 Dodge Sportsman Royal Van with an ice cream sandwich paint job, busted hood and four flat tires! Oh yeah, it also just happens to have been used by the Melvins during their early years and features art drawn onto the van by Kurt Cobain.
Talking on the phone with legendary Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen is a strange experience. The incredibly energetic, political and thought-provoking outlaw never holds back in his music — nor in his conversation.
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