The fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods award show presented by Epiphone has gotten even bigger with the announcement of a special performance by DANZIG, including a special MISFITS set with Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, along with appearances by some of the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal. Taking place Thursday, May 2 at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles, the sold-out event will be 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 will be declared Golden Gods Day in the City of Los Angeles, with Councilwoman Jan Perry opening the show with an official proclamation.
Danzig will take the stage at this year's show with fellow MISFITS legend Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein for a very special live MISFITS set. The highly anticipated performance joins previously announced live sets by METALLICA, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and HALESTORM. As always, the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods award show will feature one-of-a-kind surprise collaborations that honor the past, present and future of heavy music.
In addition to the not-to-be-missed performance lineup, this year's show will feature appearances by some of the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal. The list includes Gene Simmons, Lemmy Kilmister of MOTÖRHEAD, Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, Phil 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 will reprise his role as host for the fourth consecutive year. Returning as well is the Black Carpet pre-show special, which will be hosted by iconic heavy-metal frontman Sebastian Bach and SiriusXM's Jose Mangin. The special will air on AXS TV, Xbox LIVE and Revolver's Facebook page. The Xbox LIVE broadcast will unite viewers around the world with the hash tag #XboxGoldenGods. Tweets with this hash tag will run across the bottom of Xbox LIVE members' screens throughout the Black Carpet and the awards show. The Xbox LIVE broadcast will also integrate unique second screen experiences on smartphones and tablets through the free Xbox SmartGlass app.
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 will be 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, will go to Rob Zombie. Performers and hard-rock icons METALLICA will receive 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, will go to none other than BLACK SABBATH axeman Tony Iommi.
Also, the first-ever Revolver Road To The Golden Gods Tour, featuring STONE SOUR, IN THIS MOMENT and HELL OR HIGHWATER, is crossing the country right now. The multi-city national tour kicked off in March and will conclude at the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods awards show.