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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The 2011 Revolver Golden Gods Awards

Two years ago the awesome people at Revolver Magazine had the brilliant idea of bringing the first ever Heavy Music award show to US soil! The third installment of this epic event will take place on Wednesday April 20th, at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. If you can't be there in person, the event will be aired on VH1 Classic on May 28th. Additionally, Horns Up Rocks will be there covering the event, so buckle up and get ready for some killer content.

For this edition of the "Revolver Golden Gods Awards" (presented by Epiphone), WWE pro-wrestling legend and FOZZY front-man Chris Jericho will be hosting the event for the second year in a row! Additionally, Mötley Crüe will be receiving the "Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award" and shock rock legend Alice Cooper will receive the "Golden God Award". Wait, there's more! This years awards show will be headlined by Avenged Sevenfold, additionally you can expect performances by: The reunited ORIGINAL Alice Cooper Group, Loaded(led by DUFF MCKAGAN of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver), Devildriver (leading an All-Star tribute to Black Flag featuring Jamey Jasta from Hatebreed), Asking Alexandria (with a guest appearance by SEBASTIAN BACH), Volbeat, Fozzy and many more!

Their are many more awards to be given out, and you can cast your votes right here!

Here are the nominees:

Epiphone® Best Guitarist(s):
- John 5 (for his work with Rob Zombie)
- Dan Donegan (Disturbed)
- Gus G. (or his work with Ozzy Osbourne)
- Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance (Avenged Sevenfold)
- Janick Gers, Dave Murray and Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
- Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom)

Drum Workshop® Best Drummer:
- Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne)
- Abe Cunningham (Deftones)
- Joey Jordison (or his work with Rob Zombie)
- Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)
- Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden)
- Mike Portnoy (or his work with Avenged Sevenfold)

Best Vocalist:
- Glenn Danzig (Danzig)
- Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
- Chino Moreno (Deftones)
- Ozzy Osbourne (Ozzy Osbourne)
- M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold)
- Corey Taylor (or his work with Stone Sour)

Affliction® Album of the Year:
- Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare
- Black Label Society, Order of the Black
- Deftones, Diamond Eyes
- Ozzy Osbourne, Scream
- Stone Sour, Audio Secrecy
- Volbeat, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven

Samson/Zoom® Best Live Band:
- Avenged Sevenfold
- Gwar
- Iron Maiden
- Megadeth
- Rammstein
- Sevendust

Most Metal Athlete:
• Chris Cole (pro skateboarding)
• Dan Hardy (MMA fighting)
• Toni Lydman (NHL hockey)
• The Miz (WWE wrestling)
• Jeremy Shockey (NFL football)
• Mike Vallely (pro skateboarding)

Best New Band:
• Asking Alexandria
• Black Veil Brides
• The Damned Things
• The Pretty Reckless
• Times of Grace
• We Are the Fallen

Eagle Rock® Comeback of the Year:
• Accept
• Faith No More
• Murderdolls
• A Perfect Circle
• Soundgarden
• System of a Down

Since Revolver rules, the Heavy Music elite will be present at the event to support this years awards show. Some of the confirmed guests are: Rob Zombie, Vinnie Paul (Pantera and Hellyeah), Jerry Cantrell and Mike Inez (Alice In Chains), Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed), Mike Portnoy (formerly of Dream Theater and now on Avenged Sevenfold), Robb Flynn (Machine Head), Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless), Brendon Small (Dethklok), master shredder Yngwie Malmsteen and action sports stars Mike Vallely, Chris Cole, Jason Ellis, and Carey Hart, as well as members of Megadeth, Anthrax, and Five Finger Death Punch.

For more information on tickets for the 2011 Revolver Golden Gods Awards click here.

Here are some killer videos produced by Revolver TV:

For more information and to cast your votes CLICK right here!

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