The Revolver Golden Gods are very much heavy metal’s version of the Grammys, and the most anticipated performer of the night this year was Marilyn Manson. Fans in attendance were treated to a very special surprise when Manson brought out two special guests to rock with him at the Los Angeles event this past Wednesday (April 11).
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It seemed only fitting that at this year’s Revolver Golden Gods Awards, members of Slipknot - Corey Taylor, Sid Wilson and M. Shawn Crahan - would be on hand to present the award in the brand new Paul Gray Best Bassist category. The award was named in honor of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray who died in May 2010 from a drug overdose.
Last night's Revolver Golden Gods Awards provided metal fans with some serious thrills, as their favorite artists winning awards, presenting and collaborating for once-in-a-lifetime performances -- most notably with Johnny Depp playing guitar with Marilyn Manson at the show's closing.
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.