HardRockChick conducted interviews with various hard rock and heavy metal musicians on the “black carpet” at the fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods awards, which was held on May 2 at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles, California. Featured artists include members of the following bands:
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
MISS MAY I
You can now watch the footage below.
The sold-out event was broadcast live on national television for the first time through AXS TV and broadcast in the United States and key international markets through Xbox LIVE and Revolver‘s Facebook page. In addition, May 2 was declared Golden Gods Day in the City of Los Angeles, with Councilwoman Jan Perry opening the show with an official proclamation.
Glenn Danzig took the stage at this year’s show with fellow MISFITS legend Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein for a very special live MISFITS set. Also performing at the event were METALLICA, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and HALESTORM.
In addition to the not-to-be-missed performance lineup, this year’s show featured appearances by some of the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal. The list included Gene Simmons, Lemmy Kilmister of MOTÖRHEAD, Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, Philip Anselmo, Jason Newsted, Zakk Wylde, Kerry King of SLAYER, Munky and Brian “Head” Welch of KORN, Taylor Momsen, David Draiman of DISTURBED/DEVICE, David Ellefson and Chris Broderick of MEGADETH, HEAVEN’S BASEMENT, TESTAMENT and IN THIS MOMENT.
FOZZY frontman and WWE pro-wrestling legend Chris Jericho reprised his role as host for the fourth consecutive year. Returning as well was the Black Carpet pre-show special, which was hosted by iconic heavy-metal frontman Sebastian Bach and SiriusXM‘s Jose Mangin. The special aired on AXS TV, Xbox LIVE and Revolver‘s Facebook page.
Fans everywhere were given the opportunity to vote to help decide who will take home the awards for Best Guitarist, Best Drummer, Best Vocalist, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Live Band, Best New Talent, Most Metal Athlete, Comeback Of The Year, Paul Gray Best Bassist and Most Dedicated Fans. Voting ended on April 15 with over 3.25 million fans weighing in, and the results were unveiled live during the show.
This year’s Golden God Award, which is given to one special honoree a year who embodies the spirit of hard rock and metal, went to Rob Zombie. Performers and hard-rock icons METALLICA received the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Riff Lord Award , given each year to a legendary guitarist in the field of hard rock and heavy metal, went to none other than BLACK SABBATH axeman Tony Iommi.