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'Revolver' Golden Gods Awards Winners Announced

'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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