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Last night’s Revolver Golden Gods wasn’t just about handing out awards to hard rock bands. The evening was jammed packed with one-time-only special performances and its fair share of memorable moments. While we’ll let you scratch your head over who won what award on your own, let’s recap some of the key highlights from this year’s Revolver Golden Gods award show. Click on the page numbers below to see a few highlights from the night (along with videos, if available).
Anthrax perform Pantera’s “This Love” and intro to Slayer’s “Raining Blood” with Philip Anselmo and Rex Brown
Talk about an amazing way to start off the show. It would’ve been amazing enough to see Anselmo sing “This Love” again by himself, let alone with Anthrax AND his former Pantera and Down bandmate. Furthermore, seeing the two Pantera members onstage together remarkable, especially considering that Anselmo recently referred to Brown’s reasoning for leaving Down as full of “mythology” in an interview with Metal Sucks. Making the moment even more touching was their segway into “Raining Blood” as a tribute to Jeff Hanneman.
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Tonight, the fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods award show took place in Los Angeles. The night found Anthrax performing with Philip Anselmo and Rex Brown, The Dillinger Escape Plan perform a Depeche Mode cover with Deftones’ Chino Moreno, Halestorm cover Led Zeppelin with David Draiman, Five Finger Death Punch play with Rob Halford and Rob Zombie, Stone Sour joined by Corey Taylor and Jim Root’s Slipknot bandmates for a percussion-heavy Black Sabbath cover, Danzig perform a few Misfits classics with Doyle Von Frankenstein, and a set from some garage band out of San Francisco (who were also joined onstage by Halford).
But the special guest performances weren’t the only surprises from the show, for there were a handful of shocking wins. For instance, who would’ve thought HIM still had a big enough fanbase to win the “Most Dedicated Fans” award? And we knew Halestorm had loyal fans, but loyal enough to help their drummer win the Golden God over Neil Peart? And apparently Black Veil Brides decided to use its acceptance speech for “Song Of The Year” to call out everyone who booed them (calling them “fat assholes” and such). Arguably the big winner of the evening, though, was Deftones who won “Album Of The Year” with Koi No Yokan. Meanwhile, Corey Taylor won “Best Vocalist” and “Best Live Band” with Slipknot, technically making him the only multi-winner of the night.
We’ll be doing a full recap of the night soon, but for now check out who won each Golden God this year below [winners in bold].
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Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch, Anthrax, Stone Sour, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Halestorm have already been confirmed to perform at the fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods. Now there’s one more major addition to the award show’s lineup: Danzig with Doyle.
Danzig will be performing a special Misfits with guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein at the Golden Gods. As many know, Danzig has been performing encore sets with his former Misfits bandmate for some years now (and will continue to this month). However, this will give many fans watching the award show online a chance to see the set from the comfort of their homes. Plus, it’ll give those in attendance a chance to see Danzig on the same stage as Metallica (let alone the rest of the killer lineup).
The Revolver Golden Gods will broadcast live on AXS TV and through Xbox LIVE and Facebook on May 2. Voting for who will get each Golden God statue is now closed.
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards are about to air on national TV. However, one award that was given out off camera was for “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance.” And the winner of this year’s Grammy for “metal” is… Halestorm for “Love Bites (So Do I).”
This marks Halestorm’s first win and nomination at the Grammys. Many metal fans will likely ask “Wait, how did Halestorm win over Iron Maiden, Anthrax, Megadeth, Lamb Of God AND Marilyn Manson?!” Well, let’s not forget that the award is for metal AND hard rock. And while we would have loved to have seen Lamb Of God or Anthrax receive the recognition they deserved, we can name past winners of the same award who were less than deserving (we’re looking at you, Jethro Tull).
So congrats to Halestorm on the Grammy win. And we have a feeling that you’ll be winning even more awards courtesy of Revolver Magazine.
It’s that time of year again, where the nominees for the Revolver Golden Gods Awards are announced. Taking place on at May 2 at Club Nokia in LA, the award show will broadcast live on AXS TV and broadcast in the U.S. once again through Xbox LIVE and Facebook. However, Revolver have some very special plans for the fifth annual award show.
Not only are they giving Metallica the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award, but they also will have them headline the award show. In addition to Metallica, the show will also feature performances from Five Finger Death Punch, Anthrax, Stone Sour, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Halestorm. That’s right, Metallica and all of those bands will be performing on the same stage on the same night!
The evening will once again be hosted by Fozzy singer/WWE star Chris Jericho, who announced the nominees earlier today along with Sebastian Bach, Scott Ian and others. Receiving this year’s Golden Gods Award will be Rob Zombie, while Tony Iommi will receive the Riff Lord Award. A full rundown of the nominees for each award can be seen below, while voting is open online until April 15. Tickets go on sale to the public this Monday, but pre-sale is open now. Read more »
Last night, the nominations for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced. As we all know, the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) has proven in the past how ignorant they are in regards to metal. So how do this year’s nominees for the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” awards look?
Well let’s get right into it, here are this year’s “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” nominees:
Anthrax, “I’m Alive”
Halestorm, “Love Bites (So Do I)”
Iron Maiden, “Blood Brothers [live from En Vivo]”
Lamb Of God, “Ghost Walking”
Marilyn Manson, “No Reflection”
Megadeth, “Whose Life (Is It Anyway?)
So let’s point out the flaws first. We love Iron Maiden (and they are known for releasing great live albums), but it kind of blows that a live track got nominated over other deserving metal songs. And technically, Megadeth and Anthrax should have been nominated last year (both songs appeared on albums released in 2011). Still, it’s great to see Anthrax getting some well deserved love, along with Lamb Of God. And even though Halestorm and Marilyn Manson’s nominations are questionable, we’d argue that they’re better picks than Sum 41 (who were nominated last year for the same award… for some reason).
And unsurprisingly, the rest of the Grammys lack any really metal (or even hard rock for that metal). The Black Keys are the most rock the two main awards get (aka “Record Of The Year” and “Album Of The Year”), while Muse also got some love from the Academy. Tenacious D also nabbed a nomination for “Best Comedy Album.” We’ll be sharing our predictions shortly, but in short: this year’s Grammy nomination for metal/hard rock is slightly better… key word being slightly.
Apparently, the O Music Awards is MTV/ Viacom’s way of rewarding achievements in the digital music realm and web culture. The online award show features categories like “Must Follow Artist On Twitter,” “Best Music App” and “Most Fucked Up Live Performance Gone Viral.” And none other than our buds at Metal Injection have been nominated for the “Beyond The Blog” award.
Metal Injection is in the running against other sites like Minor Thread and the NPR iPad App. However, Metal Injection is the only metal blog nominated. And dare we say it, they certainly deserve the honor, having given metal fans reports, videos and podcasts for the past eight years. Why does it sound like we’re trying to pitch you something? Well because YOU get to vote on who wins at the OMAs. Voting online is now open to the public, and all you have to do is sign in via either Facebook or Twitter to cast your vote.
So head over to the OMA’s website and cast your vote (cough -for Metal Injection- cough) today.
This year’s Revolver Golden Gods Award Show is almost finished with it’s live broadcast. We’re sure video clips of each performance will end up online soon. However, we figured we wouldn’t waste any time sharing who won what for those who decided not to watch the award show on Xbox Live or Facebook.
A full rundown of the winners can be seen after the jump. But to say that there were many upsets and surprises is somewhat of an understatement. While bands like Black Veil Brides, Korn, Evanescence, and Five Finger Death Punch won a few of the big awards, Avenged Sevenfold were the biggest winners of the night (taking home Best Live Band and Most Dedicated Fans). However, the biggest upset tonight came with X Japan, who won Best International Band award over Rammstein, Meshuggah, Behemoth, Sepultura and Lacuna Coil.
But that wasn’t the only surprise of the night. We’ll have more of a recap of everything that went down during the fourth annual award show soon. For now, check out the winners after the jump (in case you forgot, you can check out the nominees here). Read more »
Last month, the nominees and initial performers for the 4th annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards were announced. And now more performances, honorees and special additions have been confirmed for this year’s award show.
First up, it’s been revealed that Rush will receive the “Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award.” Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D will present the award to everyone’s favorite Canadian prog rock trio, who are reportedly releasing their new album Clockwork Angels sometime in May. “We are honored and delighted to receive this honor—especially because it will be presented by Jack and Kyle. Our ‘lifetimes’ are not over yet, and we dearly hope our ‘achievements’ are not either, so I suppose you could say that to us this is the ‘So Far, So Good’ award,” drummer Neil Peart said of the honor.
Next up, Korn (who were behind Revolver’s favorite album of 2011) and Trivium have been added to the award show’s performance lineup. The two bands join Marilyn Manson, Slash, Evanescence, Sixx: A.M., and the Black Veil Brides on this year’s bill. Plus, virtuoso shredder Yngwie Malmsteen will be opening the festivities by performing “The Star Spangled Banner,” while Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider will join the Black Veil Brides onstage for a rendition of “I Wanna Rock.”
However, what’s going to take place right before the show might interest Pantera fans the most. Right before the Revolver Golden Gods air on Xbox LIVE and Facebook, a video for the previously unreleased song “Piss” will be shown. As you may already know, the track will appear on the 20th anniversary reissue of Vulgar Display Of Power, which comes out on May 15. This technically marks Pantera’s first official video in 12 years, and might be the first time we’ll get to hear “Piss” in its entirety (unless it gets streamed beforehand).
This year’s Revolver Golden Gods Award Show will take place at LA’s Club Nokia on April 11, and will be streamed live in its entirety on Xbox LIVE, as well via Xbox and Revolver Magazine’s Facebook pages. Haven’t voted yet? Well, check out who we think will win big this year, and then cast your vote at the Revolver Golden Gods’ website.
Earlier today, a press conference held at the Grammy Museum in LA to announce details and the nominees for the 4th annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards. A slew of rock and metal’s finest, including Alice Cooper, Zakk Wylde, Vinnie Paul, Mike Portnoy and a handful of others, were on hand to reveal that this year’s award show will once again take place at LA’s Club Nokia on April 11. However, unlike in previous years, the Revolver Golden Gods Awards will actually be broadcast live in their entirety on Xbox LIVE, as well as on the Xbox and Revolver Facebook pages (instead of being re-aired on TV).
In addition to handing out awards, the show will include special performances from Marilyn Manson (who just announced plans for a Spring tour), Evanescence, Slash (featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators), Sixx: A.M. in their first live performance in four years, and Black Veil Brides, with many more acts still to be announced. In case you want to be at the award show in person, tickets are already on sale via Ticketmaster.
Hosting the show once again will be Fozzy frontman/former WWE superstar Chris Jericho, while none other than Gene Simmons of KISS will receive the “Golden God Award.” Without further ado, you can check out the nominees for all 11 categories after the jump, and then cast your vote at the Revolver Golden Gods’ website. And say what you will about the nominees, at least Revolver Magazine is doing a better job paying respect to metal than some award shows we can think of. Read more »