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And The 2010 Revolver Golden Gods Nominees Are….

Posted by on February 18, 2010

Yesterday, metal gods Rob Halford, Zakk Wylde, Dave Mustaine, Lemmy Kilmister, Vinnie Paul and Chuck Billy joined Kat Von D and NFL Dallas Cowboys Marc Columbo, Cory Proctor and Leonard Davis outside the Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip in L.A. to announce the nominees for the second annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards. The award show, presented by Epiphone Guitars, will take place on April 8 at Club Nokia in L.A. and air on VH1 Classic on May 22.

This year’s show will be co-hosted by Andrew W.K. (or at least someone appearing as him) and wrestler/Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho. Rob Zombie, Fear Factory, As I Lay Dying and The Devil Wears Prada are the bands set to perform so far. Last year’s host Brian Posehn will also perform with an all-star band made up of Scott Ian, Brendon Small, John Tempesta, Joey Vera and Zakk Wylde. More performers are expected to be announced soon.

Unlike last year, fans will get to vote on who wins each award (for the exception of the Revolver Golden God Award and Lifetime Achievement Award). Fans have until March 31 to vote on the nine categories at RevolverMag.com/goldengods.

Nominees for the 2010 Revolver Golden Gods Awards are after the jump:
Best Guitarist:

* Kirk Hammett (METALLICA)
* Tony Iommi (HEAVEN & HELL)
* Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, STREET SWEEPER SOCIAL CLUB)
* Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH)
* Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N’ ROSES)
* Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY)

Best Drummer:

* Chris Adler (LAMB OF GOD)
* Brann Dailor (MASTODON)
* Dave Grohl (THEM CROOKED VULTURES)
* Gene Hoglan (DETHKLOK, FEAR FACTORY)
* Dave Lombardo (SLAYER)
* Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan (AVENGED SEVENFOLD)

Best Vocalist:

* Jonathan Davis (KORN)
* Ronnie James Dio (HEAVEN & HELL)
* Neil Fallon (CLUTCH)
* Lzzy Hale (HALESTORM)
* Serj Tankian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN)
* Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR)

Album Of The Year:

* ALICE IN CHAINS – Black Gives Way to Blue
* HEAVEN & HELL – The Devil You Know
* MASTODON – Crack the Skye
* MEGADETH – Endgame
* SLAYER – World Painted Blood
* THEM CROOKED VULTURES – Them Crooked Vultures

Best Live Band:

*THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
* LAMB OF GOD
* METALLICA
* MOTÖRHEAD
* ROB ZOMBIE
* SLAYER

Best Underground Band:

* BEHEMOTH
* BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
* THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
* CONVERGE
* THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
* OBITUARY

Most Metal Athlete:

* Josh Barnett (MMA fighting)
* Marc Colombo, Cory Procter, and Leonard Davis (NFL football)
* Chris Jericho (WWE wrestling)
* Mike Piazza (MLB baseball)
* Jason Ellis (Pro skateboarding)
* Jolene Van Vugt (Pro motocrosser)

Hottest Chick(s) In Metal:

* Pearl Aday (PEARL)
* Maria Brink (IN THIS MOMENT)
* Lzzy Hale (HALESTORM)
* Lacey Mosley (FLYLEAF)
* Alexia & Anissa Rodriguez (EYES SET TO KILL)
* Cristina Scabbia (LACUNA COIL)

Comeback Of The Year:

* AC/DC
* ALICE IN CHAINS
* ANVIL
* FEAR FACTORY
* HEAVEN & HELL
* KISS

Revolver Golden God Reward (Presented by Ozzy Osbourne):
*Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST)

Revolver Golden Gods Lifetime Achievement Award (Presented by Dave Grohl):
*Lemmy Kilmister (MOTORHEAD)

The fact that Revolver is including nominees, let alone letting the fans decide, is a major improvement from last year’s installment. Its obvious that they have learned from past criticism to make this year’s award show stronger.

Look below to see video from the press conference.

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