Guns N’ Roses, Joan Jett, Korn + More to Rock 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards
Two legendary rockers will get their due at the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards as Axl Rose will receive the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award and Joan Jett has been chosen to receive the Golden God Award this year's event. Both musicians will also be part of a solid performance lineup that also includes leading nominee Korn.
The ceremony will take place at Los Angeles' Club Nokia on April 23, with Guns N' Roses, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Korn, A Day to Remember, Zakk Wylde and The Pretty Reckless among the initially announced performers for the event.
Alice Cooper, who won the 2011 Golden God Award for embodying the spirit of hard rock and metal, said of Joan Jett's selection, "No one deserves this award MORE than Joan Jett. She's never compromised who she is -- she's a rocker through and through. I wish some of the younger bands had the balls that Joan Jett does!" Cooper will be on hand to present Jett with the Golden God honor.
But the performances and specialty honors are only half of the fun of the Golden Gods Awards, as fans get to vote for the best in hard rock and metal and see their favorite acts rewarded during the ceremony. This year, the Best Guitarist Award has been renamed the Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist Award in honor of the late Pantera great. Darrell's brother and bandmate Vinnie Paul says, "I am very honored that Revolver is renaming the Best Guitarist Award after Dime! He was and always will be what heavy-metal guitar playing is all about. This award is given to the person with those special skills that sets them apart from others. Dime always went for it and I know he would be proud of the winner of this award. So go for it and may the best shredder win! Getcha pull!!"
Fans can currently vote for their favorites in all the categories at this location through April 4. To see the nominees in each category, check below. And for those wishing to attend the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards, tickets go on sale this Friday at 10AM ET at this location.
Album of the Year
Avenged Sevenfold, 'Hail to the King'
Black Sabbath, '13'
Five Finger Death Punch, 'The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1 and 2'
Korn, 'The Paradigm Shift'
Queens of the Stone Age, '…Like Clockwork'
Volbeat, 'Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies'
Jeremy McKinnon (A Day to Remember)
M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold)
Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch)
Papa Emeritus II (Ghost B.C.)
Jonathan Davis (Korn)
Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age)
Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist(s)
Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains)
Synyster Gates & Zacky Vengeance (Avenged Sevenfold)
Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
Zoltan Bathory & Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch)
Munky & Head (Korn)
Paul Gray Best Bassist
Johnny Christ (Avenged Sevenfold)
Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch)
Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill)
Emma Anzai (Sick Puppies)
Best Drummer presented by Razor & Tie
Arin Ilejay (Avenged Sevenfold)
Brad Wilk (for his work with Black Sabbath)
Vinnie Appice (Kill Devil Hill)
Matt Halpern (Periphery)
Chris Adler (for his work with Protest the Hero)
Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs)
Best Live Band
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Lamb of God
Song of the Year presented by Randall Amplifiers
Alice in Chains, 'Hollow'
Avenged Sevenfold, 'Hail to the King'
Bring Me the Horizon, 'Shadow Moses'
Five Finger Death Punch, 'Lift Me Up'
Of Mice & Men, 'You’re Not Alone'
The Pretty Reckless, 'Going to Hell'
Best Film & Video presented by Eagle Rock Entertainment
Behemoth, 'Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel'
Lamb of God, 'As the Palaces Burn'
Metallica, 'Metallica Through the Never'
Motionless in White, 'America'
Pierce the Veil, 'This Is a Wasteland'
Best New Talent presented by Victory Records
Scar the Martyr
Twelve Foot Ninja
Comeback of the Year
Nine Inch Nails
Queens of the Stone Age
Most Metal Athlete
Tony Alva (skateboarder)
Grant Balfour (MLB)
Josh Barnett (mixed martial artist, UFC)
Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors, NBA)
Derek Garland (Metal Mulisha, motocross)
Tuukka Rask (Boston Bruins, NHL)
Most Dedicated Fans
A Day to Remember
Five Finger Death Punch
Of Mice & Men
The Pretty Reckless