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VH1 CLASSIC TO AIR 2014 GOLDEN GODS AWARDS SATURDAY, MAY 24TH AT 8PM ET/PT

2014 AWARDS SHOW AND “BLACK CARPET” PRE-­‐SHOW STREAMING LIVE ON VH1.COM AND VH1 APP ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 23rd

PERFORMANCES INCLUDE GUNS N’ ROSES, JOAN JETT, ZAKK WYLDE AND MORE

Hosted by VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show” Trio Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine

NEW YORK (April 16, 2014) – Today VH1 Classic announced it will air the 2014 GOLDEN GODS AWARDS, America’s only hard-­‐rock and heavy-­‐metal awards show, on Saturday, May 24th at 8PM ET/PT. Hosting this year’s show is the trio from “That Metal Show” and VH1 Classic’s own resident metal experts: Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine. Additionally, VH1.com and the VH1 App will live-­‐ stream the entire four-­‐hour live awards ceremony and the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards Black Carpet, hosted by Dee Snider, on Wednesday, April 23rd starting at 10PM ET/7PM PT.

Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose will take home this year’s Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award, and Joan Jett will take her place as the first female recipient of the Golden God Award, which will be presented to her by 2011 Golden God Award-­‐winner Alice Cooper. Additionally, the 2014 Golden Gods will feature some of the most unforgettable moments to date: epic performances from Guns N’ Roses, Joan Jett and Zakk Wylde, and appearances by Dave Navarro, Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Andrew Dice Clay, Joe Manganiello, Tony Hawk, Pauley Perrette and Carmen Electra.

“The VH1 Classic audience has a rabid appetite for all things hard rock and metal, so bringing our audience the only hard rock awards show was a must-­‐do on our programming list,” said Lee Rolontz, Executive Vice President, Music Production, VH1 + VH1 Classic. “With dick clark productions on board to produce alongside Revolver Magazine, we couldn’t be more excited to rock it out at this year’s Golden Gods especially with our ‘That Metal Show’ trio hosting.”

For a full list of nominees, presenters and performances for the 201 Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show, please visit www.GoldenGods2014.com. For information on how to get tickets to the live show at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on April 23, please visit http://www.axs.com/events/248802/revolver-­‐golden-­‐gods-­‐tickets. For more information on VH1 Classic and the 2014 Golden Gods Awards, please visit www.VH1Classic.com.

The 2014 Golden Gods Awards television special will be produced by dick clark productions, with executive producers Assaf Blecher and Paul Cockerill. Executive producing for VH1 Classic are Lee Rolontz, Rick Krim and Jay Moran. Executive producing for Revolver Magazine is Alana Zinn.

About VH1 Classic:
VH1 Classic brings you the best metal, rock, soul and pop from the
’70s, ’80s and ’90s. The channel features the gods of rock – from Black Sabbath, Metallica and Iron Maiden to Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam and Dire Straits – in marquee concerts and music specials, and of course, tons of classic music videos. Recent big events include National Metal Day (11.11.11) and Metal Evolution, an 11-­‐part documentary series on the history of metal. Because when it comes down to it – all music should go to 11. VH1 Classic is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

About dick clark productions:
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised events. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including “So You Think You Can Dance,” and owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-­‐winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. In 2014, dcp will debut “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” on NBC and joint venture Keshet DCP will premiere the weekly television series “Rising Star” on ABC. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

About Revolver Magazine:
Owned by NewBay Media LLC, Revolver is the No. 1 hard rock and heavy-­‐metal destination in the world. The cover of the magazine was recently named by Billboard to be the No. 1 place to get maximum exposure as a hard-­‐rock artist. Each year Revolver throws the premiere U.S. hard-­‐rock and metal awards show, the Revolver Golden Gods, which has featured appearances by Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Johnny Depp, Gene Simmons, Mötley Crüe, Dave Grohl, Jack Black, Rush, Slash, Marilyn Manson and many others. For more information on Revolver visit revolvermag.com.
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Contacts: VH1/VH1 Classic
Kevin.Turner@vh1.com
212.846.3361

dick clark productions
Liz Morentin
LMorentin@dickclark.com

For Golden God Awards
Joe Schneider
jschneider@rogersandcowan.com