‘Revolver’ Golden Gods Awards Winners Announced

The fourth annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show brought the house down at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on April 11 with groundbreaking performances and once-in-a-lifetime collaborations that America’s only hard-rock and heavy-metal show have become known for. Broadcast live in its entirety on Xbox LIVE and the Revolver Facebook page, the sold-out event featured the greatest in hard rock and heavy metal and was hosted again by Fozzy front man and WWE pro-wrestling legend Chris Jericho. Album of the Year honors at this year’s event went to Korn for their critically acclaimed album The Path of Totality.  

The evening featured surprise appearances including Johnny Depp playing guitar on two Marilyn Manson songs, “Sweet Dreams” and “The Beautiful People,” and Taylor Momen joining Manson for “The Dope Show;” Slipknot’s Corey Taylor and Machine Head’s Robb Flynn joining Trivium onstage to cover Metallica’s “Creeping Death;” Slash jamming with Alice Cooper on “Schools Out;” Dee Snider performing with the Black Veil Brides for an awesome rendition of “I Wanna Rock,” and more. Highlights also include Jack Black and Kyle Glass of Tenacious D presenting the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award to prog-rock pioneers Rush and legendary Kiss rocker Gene Simmons taking home the “Golden God” award.

Following is a complete list of the 2012 Golden Gods Award Winners:

Riff Lord: Slash
Paul Gray Best Bassist: Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe, Sixx:A.M.)
Best Drummer: Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch)
Best Guitarists: Jinxx and Jake Pitts (Black Veil Brides)
Golden God: Gene Simmons (Kiss)
Comeback of the Year: Slipknot
Best International Band: X Japan
Album Of The Year: Korn’s The Path of Totality
Most Dedicated Fans: Avenged Sevenfold

Most Metal Athlete: CM Punk (WWE Wrestling)
Best Vocalist: Amy Lee (Evanescence)
Best Live Band: Avenged Sevenfold
Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award: Rush


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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000043628074 Patrick Landowski

    With those winners, I’m surprised Nickleback didn’t win an award. Horrible.

  • Lambofgod12345

    I’m really disappointed in the results… Where’s Lamb of God’s Resolution for album of the year!?

    • Andrewpellom

       LOG is good but Anthrax “Worship Music” was album of the year

  • philz

    wanna hear a good joke? BVB as best guitarists…… 

    • Tholomewplague

      Good one.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001267057404 Leah Constantine

        no it is not a fucking “good one” jake and jinxx are amazing human beings.

        • Clark Johnson

          Compared to the LoG or Machine Head guys? What are you on?

          • Hymnau

            I doubt this kid even plays guitar ^

    • http://twitter.com/BernalBlack Karen Bernal

      bvb is amazing stop being such a hater and go listen to the music you like

  • Nancydawngunnarson

    I think its messed up that you need an xbox to watch the awards wtf

    • Andrewpellom

       they streamed it online on facebook too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marc-Rivera/100001592009070 Marc Rivera

    Nikki Sixx: Best Bassist? There has to be a mix-up. I liked Motley Crue’s first 2 Albums, but who was his competition? Their are so many others that are better than him! I’m guessing it was because he was willing to be there. I don’t think he was even the best Bassist in the show. I would pick Gene Simmons over Nikki and would have to say that Geddy Lee of Rush is better than the others combined. Remember old Rush like 2112, or Moving Pictures? Those were and still are great Albums. Hemispheres and Fly by Night. Used to buy weed from this guy in Austin,TX. We would get high and he would put Rush on and play along on his Bass. My question to him was “if you are this good why aren’t you in a band and playing your own music?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Zimardo/1774136109 Chris Zimardo

    The crowd was a joke…pretty weak for a metal show WTF ……and best live band, Avenged Sevenfold?????? Are you frickin kidding me?!?!?!?!  TOOL should have won that shit hands down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • SixxNikkiSix

      No kidding!  That crowd SUCKED.  I mean if  ROCK GREAT’s like Nikki Sixx ~SLASH Gene Simmons ~ Alice Cooper ~ Johnny Depp couldn’t even get them to act like they were at a ROCK SHOW.  Who where those people? and where were they from?  So NOT the LA that I ROCKED the Streets of.  No wonder so many are moving to VEGAS, cuz we definately ROCK Our Fucking ASSES OFF there, at ALL SHOWS!!!!!!  I can imangine what the Stars thought? Dissapointed?  They probably wanted to Kick their Asses!  They verry well should have!

  • Jimbob

    This must be the WORST award show EVER, revolver is clearly nothing but a JOKE when it comes to putting together an award show!!!!!!

  • Lia00

    Asking Aleksandria should win!!!

    • Andrewpellom

      nope cause posers shouldnt win

  • Andrew

    I am going to go down the list on who shouldve won the awards cause the winners is complete bullshit

    Riff Lord : Scott Ian (Sorry Slash but i know you more for solos not riffs)

    Best Drummer : Charlie Benante

    Best Guitarists : Dave Mustaine and Chris Broderick (i mean really??bvb won. thats complete horseshit that they won)

    Golden God: i personally say Steve Harris from Iron Maiden. I like gene but i wouldve picked a lot of others over him if i was in charge.

    Comeback of the year : Anthrax (i like slipknot. but when you think about it they never went away they just had a member die. and they havent even put out a new album yet so i wouldnt consider it a comeback)

    Best International band: i woulda went with Lacuna Coil. they are who i voted for

    Album of the year: Anthrax “Worship Music” by far. Korn is an overrated band and that dubstep metal crap album shouldnt have won

    Most Dedicated Fans: I actually voted for a7x only because no band i really listen to was nominated for that one.

    Most Metal Athlete: Didnt really care about this one. Im a baseball fan so i went with evan longoria

    Best Vocalist: personal opinion shouldve been Sebastian Bach. once again i dont think the “best” vocalist was even nominated

    Best Live Band: Shouldve been Judas Priest. I mean come on thats the only one they were nominated for. Pirest leaves A7X in the dust.

    Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award: Rush. i mean this is the only award i 100% agreed with.

  • Efrain

    I was disgusted at some of the results, I got so mad that bvb won i punched my x box and went to bed. Good thing too since from what i hear the rest of the show sucked. Luckily Metal masters 3 was coming up. Now THAT was one hell of a show

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  • Shawn

    Its about time Rush won something goddamn it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.buffo Chris Buffo

    How do Black Veil Brides win a Hard Rock, Metal Award? Seriously they are nothing but Pop Rock!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002562996969 Wilma Bennett Johnson

    FALLING IN REVERSE should belong…!!!

  • SixxNikkiSix

    Common People…… Really,   Best Vocalist: Amy Lee (Evanescence)?????? 
    NO FREAKING WAY!!!!!!  Especially with possibly the
    GREATEST VOCALIST of ALL TIME  ‘SEBASTAIN BACH’  nominated for that award.   I think somebody Fucked Up !!!!!!

    • Gibson1959

      i like seb,but jonathan davis outta that group,sorry he beats bach,now if bach was back in his 20’s or even 30’s he mite of had a better shot,but come on,no one rocks that mic like jon,and if u have seen them live u no

      • Adagostino72

        jonathon davis as a “best vocalist” what?  korn has their place and he does his thing well but in no way will anyone confuse him with great vocalists.  amy lee is a good choice but why are they winning awards years after they release albums???  

        • Gibson1959

          no korns is still one of the best peroid,and what i love about them,is they have the balls to be creative,try something new.what do u think people said when they heard dark side for the 1st time,or the 1st zep album,sabbath,etc…n e way,thats what i love and respect them 4.they r not afraid to try to not b like everyone else in metal.cuzz thats what it is.yeah a blistering solo is awesome,but these so called “real”metal bands,are just so damn repetetive,jonathan is rite,rock/metal is so stale,the only thing that is fresh is the new korn.and that is the truth,have u even listened to the new album completely,i bet u havent-i could b wrong,but most people who r doin this to korn,i ask have u even heard the new shit,and of course their like no,and i said bingo,i can usually tell when someone is raggin on korn,if they have even listened to what their bitchin about,and then “oh they suck live”i say have u ever seen them?no,never seen them,people like this, just think they no everything?

  • Yungjoe10

    I can’t wrap my head around black veil brides winning anything at all

  • Mino_rival

    dave mustaine and christ broderick lose from bvbfgt ??? how can this be ?????

  • PhoenixSong17

    X Japan? Fucking really?! Lacuna Coil got robbed!

  • PhoenixSong17

    This needs to stop being fan voted, because it’s all just a fucking popularity contest.

    • Jtrinfla

      If it ceased to be voted on by fans it would turn into the Rock and Roll Hall of Shame. No thank you

      • Cassidy

        if it ceased to be fan voted then maybe actual experts could do the voting, instead of crazed fangirls.

  • guest

    Please don’t let that José guy on the show again…

  • Adagostino72

    slipknot won comeback of the year for what? they didnt release a new album, did they? this award may have been warranted in 2009.

    • Dakillerzz123

       they’re on tour again

  • Jtrinfla

    Avenged Sevenfold foREVer!! I agree with (almost) all of these!

  • Boo.

    no Asking Alexandria? D: WHAAAAAT.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1078311638 Buddy Revell

    Yeah X JAPAN is the best international rock band!!!

  • PulseOfTheKlown

    @ba12bd5685f612ccd460ab63a888e467:disqus ”
    slipknot won comeback of the year for what? they didnt release a new album, did they? this award may have been warranted in 2009 ” Really? Their bassist died, they are doing a memorial tour in his honor. How can they not win? If you don’t like it, then you might as well get over it. They won. MAGGOTS FOREVER!

  • FenderPbass

    i really think that Ivan Moody (FFDP) should have won best vocalist. he has so much range coming from a male singer! rock on m/

  • GoSsE

    TOOOOtally disagree with best drummer award… no-one near Brann Dailor !!!!!

  • #1bridesmaid_kenidi

    YAH BEST GUITARISTS! Bvb army 4life!

  • Sammiechick10

    go Jinxx and Jake 

  • Avengedsevenfoldklh

    No shock at all that Jake and Jinxx got best duo, and The most dedicated fans and best live band went to A7X!!

  • Slayer666

    are you f*cking kidding me ? these f*gs Jinxx and Jake Pitts from Bvb got the best guiatrist award ? why not dave mustaine and chris broderick they are much better then these two idiots !

  • http://twitter.com/BernalBlack Karen Bernal

    to all the black veil brides haters Jinxx and Jake won because clearly everyone liked them the best. People voted for them.

    • SuckMyFuck

      Actually the record company either bought them the award(like the best band award) or it was just bullshit. The band doesn’t even have the right compete being as they’re not even really rock, and something that awful just flat out shouldn’t exist. liking bvb is like enjoying the holocaust with popcorn. The band makes me physically sick, along with its bvb army cult.

  • Avenger

    only Avenged Sevenfold have two ^^

  • Michael Zimmer

    Chester Bennington should have won best vocalist and best guitarist should be kirk from metalica.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bobby.blaze.90 Bobby Blaze

      yesand why would that be poser

    • http://www.facebook.com/bobby.blaze.90 Bobby Blaze

      kirk hs suked since justice bottom line………………………………………………………………………………………………

  • No

    The point is… X Japan is the best international band. ’nuff said.

  • Konigvonkrahen

    You guys have no rights to call yourselves metal heads. The awards all went to crap bands that think they’re metal because the down tune their guitars….