Duff McKagan to Join Guns N' Roses at Revolver Golden Gods
The Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show — pesented by Epiphone — has announced that Guns N’ Roses founding bassist Duff McKagan will join the band for their headlining performance at this year’s event. The event is set for April 23 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.
The performance will be McKagan’s first time sharing the stage with Guns N’ Roses in the U.S. after joining the band for several South American dates throughout April. Also added to the lineup is a performance by Suicide Silence, marking the band’s first U.S. appearance with their new vocalist, Hernan “Eddie” Hermida.
The 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show and “Black Carpet” pre-show will stream live on Amazon, VH1.com, VH1Classic.com and the VH1 App on April 23, and VH1 Classic will air the show on May 24. Tickets for the show are available at axs.com.
Previously announced, Gun N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose will take home this year’s Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. Also on the 2014 lineup is legendary rocker Joan Jett, who will take her place in Revolver Golden Gods history as the first female recipient of the Golden God Award. In addition to being the debut U.S. performance with new vocalist Hernan “Eddie” Hermida, a special set from Suicide Silence will include a guest appearance by Max Cavalera (founding frontman of Sepultura, Soulfly, Nailbomb and Cavalera Conspiracy, and a member of the new supergroup Killer Be Killed). Guns N’ Roses, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Suicide Silence will join an already announced lineup featuring performances by A Day to Remember, Zakk Wylde and The Pretty Reckless.
Additional appearances at the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show include a special appearance from the members of Black Sabbath, along with Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Andrew Dice Clay, Carmen Electra, Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (The Misfits), Tony Hawk, Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Bam Margera, Pauley Perrette (NCIS), Richie Sambora, Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach, Danny Trejo and The Winery Dogs (Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Richie Kotzen). These names join a previously announced appearance lineup featuring Alice Cooper, Ace Frehley, Scott Ian, Dave Navarro and Orianthi.
No stranger to the Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show “Black Carpet,” Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider will return as host of the “Black Carpet” pre-show. Streaming live on Amazon, VH1.com, VH1Classic.com and the VH1 app, Snider will interview nominees, honorees and performers as they arrive throughout the night.
"It'll be great to be back on the Black Carpet interviewing the myriad of musicians and celebs attending the Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show,” said Snider. “The toughest part will be controlling myself and not asking the questions the fans really want answered. The Golden Gods a festive occasion and people aren't expecting to be blindsided. But hey, you never know...."
In additional to tour dates throughout the summer with both Twisted Sister and his solo band, Snider is the process of launching his musical, “Dee Snider’s Rock n Roll Christmas Tale.” Coming this holiday season, the musical will run from November 4 through January 4 in Chicago.
Hosting this year’s Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show are Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show. Fans can find out who is taking home this year’s Golden Gods Awards and check out all of the show-stopping moments and once-in-a-lifetime collaborations live on April 23 with the “Black Carpet” pre-show action kicking off at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT on Amazon, VH1.com, VH1Classic.com and the VH1 app.
VH1 Classic will also air the 2014 Golden Gods Awards on Saturday, May 24, at 8 PM ET/PT.
In addition to Epiphone, sponsors of the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards include Eagle Rock Entertainment, eOne Entertainment, Fearless Records, Headrush Apparel, Monster Energy Drink, Randall Amplifiers, Razor & Tie, Rise Records, Roadrunner Records, Sirius/XM and Victory Records.
For tickets to the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show, visit http://www.axs.com/events/248802
For the full list of nominees, presenters and performers, visit goldengods2014.com.