2014 Revolver Golden Gods Announced!

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The REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS SHOW presented by Epiphone®, America’s only hard-rock and heavy-metal awards show, has announced its return to Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 23.

Among this year’s nominees are heavyweights Black Sabbath, Korn, Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, and many more.  Tickets for the 2014 REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS SHOW will be available starting Friday, February 28 at 10 AM ET at http://www.axs.com/events/248802.  Details will be announced soon for fans at home to tune in and catch all of the action.

This year’s Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award will go to hard-rock legend and Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose, with Rose taking his place in the REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS hall of fame alongside such previous honorees as Metallica, Rush, Mötley Crüe, Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead and Ozzy Osbourne.  Guns N’ Roses are one of the most celebrated acts in music history with sales of more than 100 million albums worldwide and continue to tour annually, headlining sold-out stadium shows and festivals across the globe.

Iconic rocker Joan Jett will be the recipient of the Golden God Award, given each year to one special honoree that embodies the spirit of hard rock and metal.  The legendary axewoman, singer, songwriter and performer makes her mark in Golden Gods history as the first female to receive the coveted honor alongside such previous winners as Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper and Gene Simmons.  Jett’s latest album, Unvarnished, surged into the top 50 on the Billboard Top 200 upon its 2013 release and features the hit single “Any Weather.”

“No one deserves this award MORE than Joan Jett.  She’s never compromised who she is – she’s a rocker through and through,” commented 2011 Golden God Award-winner Alice Cooper, who will present Jett with the award at this year’s show.  “I wish some of the younger bands had the balls that Joan Jett does!”

Both honorees will take the stage for special performances as part of the 2014 REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS SHOW, with Rose being joined by Guns N’ Roses and Jett appearing with the Blackhearts. Heavily nominated for their 2013 release The Paradigm Shift, former “Album of the Year” winners Korn will also make their return to the show to perform.  Additional performers included on this year’s show are A Day To Remember, Zakk Wylde and The Pretty Reckless, with more acts to be announced.  Appearances will include Dave Navarro, Orianthi, Ace Frehley, Scott Ian, Jamey Jasta and Chino Moreno.  The crowd at Club Nokia and viewers at home can expect the show-stopping moments the REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS SHOW has become known for, along with surprise guest appearances and once-in-a-lifetime collaborations.

Hard-rock and heavy-metal fans can weigh in on who will take home this year’s awards in 12 different fan-voted categories.  This list includes: “Album of the Year,” “Song of the Year” (presented by Randall Amplifiers), “Best New Talent” (Presented by Victory Records), “Best Vocalist,” “Paul Gray Best Bassist,” “Best Drummer” (presented by Razor & Tie), “Most Metal Athlete,” “Best Live Band,” “Best Film & Video” (presented by Eagle Rock Entertainment), “Comeback of the Year” and “Most Dedicated Fans.”  New to this year’s show, the “Best Guitarist” award has been renamed after Dimebag Darrell, the late, great Pantera guitarist.

“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,” said Vinnie Paul, brother of Dimebag and his bandmate in Pantera and Damageplan.  “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!!”

Voting for all categories is open now at GoldenGods2014.com and ends on April 4, 2014.

In addition to his performance at the Golden Gods, Zakk Wylde and his band Black Label Society will make their way across the country as headliners of the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Tour.  Supporting the upcoming April 8 release of their new album Catacombs of the Black Vatican, the band will kick off the tour April 16 in Seattle and continue on the road through the tour finale in Los Angeles on June 7.  Joining Black Label Society on the trek are supporting acts Down (on select dates), Devil You Know (featuring former Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones) and Butcher Babies.

In addition to Epiphone®, sponsors of the 2014 REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS include Eagle Rock Entertainment, Fearless Records, Randall Amplifiers, Razor & Tie, Roadrunner Records and Victory Records.

Cast your vote now at WWW.GOLDENGODS2014.COM.  The full list of nominees for the 2014 REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS presented by Epiphone® are:

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

Best Vocalist

  • 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)
  • Fieldy (Korn)
  • 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
  • Gojira
  • Lamb of God
  • Mötley Crüe
  • Slayer
  • Rob Zombie

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”
  • Huntress, “Zenith”
  • Lamb of God, As the Palaces Burn
  • Metallica, Through the Never
  • Motionless in White, “America”
  • Pierce the Veil, This is a Wasteland

Best New Talent presented by Victory Records

  • Deafheaven
  • Heaven’s Basement
  • Issues
  • Scar the Martyr
  • Twelve Foot Ninja
  • ††† (Crosses)

Comeback of the Year

  • Black Sabbath
  • Carcass
  • Deep Purple
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Suicidal Tendencies

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
  • Avenged Sevenfold
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Of Mice & Men
  • The Pretty Reckless
  • Slayer

For more information on tickets for the REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS, please visit: http://www.axs.com/events/248802

About Revolver Magazine:

In print for over 10 years, 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.

About Epiphone:

For over 140 years Epiphone has been a leading innovator in musical instrument design. Epiphone is the official instrument of Rocksmith 2014, the critically acclaimed video experience that is teaching millions around the world how to play guitar and bass.

From Epiphone’s humble beginnings in Sparta, Greece in 1873 through its rise to fame in Manhattan, and its reemergence as a dominant force in musical instruments from its new headquarters in Nashville, TN, Epiphone instruments can be heard over a century of classic recordings include legends Les Paul, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Joe Pass, John Lee Hooker, The Who, and today’s top artists like Gary Clark Jr., Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Jack Casady, Joe Bonamassa, Zakk Wylde, Dwight Yoakam, Tommy Thayer of KISS, Slash, FUN., Matt Heafy, Alabama Shakes, Vampire Weekend, and Brendon Small. As part of Gibson Brands, Epiphone offers innovation, history, and the guarantee that their instruments can last you a lifetime.


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  • Raulinc

    The happiest fan alive, GnR and Axl Rose!!!!

  • Raulinc

    Can’t wait to see them in Mexico City!!

  • Bill

    Can’t wait to see Axl and company at the AWARDS!!!

  • Mike

    I love Guns N Roses… but I (keyword) think Axl is an ass and is not worthy. That’s just my opinion y’all.

    • Cmitch

      Couldn’t agree more total dickhead

    • stcharles

      Axl wins the Lifetime Achievement Award??? Not GNR, but AXL F’N Rose??? Why exactly? They running out of real musicians with talent?

  • Cecilia Rios

    Joan, hot as hell! Oh yeah baby….

  • DirtyZac

    TPR! TPR! TPR!

  • fcreep

    Glad to see The Pretty Reckless getting some recognition, their new stuff is fucking amazing. And Black Sabbath has got to win the comeback award.

  • curtis

    Kind of surprised that Protest the Hero isn’t in the most dedicated fans category, considering their fans paid for their new album.

  • dfa


  • Julian Gypsy Chandler

    no diss to johnny. but meh for a bassist..

    • csk32below

      He’s pretty dang good, man. And his tone is just fantastic.

  • Kitty

    Are they airing this on tv

  • Chassidy Lamb

    What channel is it on

  • Xehanort

    Will this play live on Xbox again?

  • Tyler Phucking Caswell

    What are the ways to watch it this year?

  • Ben Hove

    They shot the “live” video of Avenged Sevenfold getting the Most Dedicated Fans award last night in Minneapolis. They plucked a kid out of the crowd and pulled him up onstage to give it to him. Class act band. Check out Youtube to see the video.

  • Miguel Elgringo Alcantara

    what time can i see it on Mexico?

  • findlayfiend

    Can you guys record this and make it into a DVD? That would be awesome and I would totally buy it!

  • jack black

    wow, congratulations way to find every shitty song/artists in hard rock. None of this garbage is even metal. Bring me the horizon Shadow Moses, is good, and Motionless in White is good, but you managed to nominate their worst song? ?? ? ?

    So out of the entire list, one decent song, one good band, but like their worst song.

    WTF are you people smoking?