April 14, 2010

The intro reel that was shown at this year's Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which took place April 8 at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles, can be viewed below. The clip features special guest appearances by Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD),Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST),Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH),Vinnie Paul Abbott (HELLYEAH, PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN) and Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT).

The second annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards, presented by Epiphone, will be televised on VH1 Classic on Saturday, May 22.

This year, hosting duties for the Golden Gods were shared between musician, activist and entrepreneur Andrew W.K. and professional wrestler, actor, author and metal fan Chris Jericho.

The Revolver Golden God Award is given to one special honoree a year who embodies all that is metal. This year, the accolade went to JUDAS PRIEST frontman and Metal God Rob Halford, and it was presented to him by last year's Lifetime Achievement Award winner, the legendary Ozzy Osbourne. (Last year Revolver honored metal legend Dave Mustaine of MEGADETH with the Golden God Award.) This year's recipient of the Revolver Golden Gods Lifetime Achievement Award was none other than hard rock icon Lemmy Kilmister. Lemmy has fronted MOTÖRHEAD, the loudest band on the planet, for 35 years, and his background includes being Jimi Hendrix's roadie in the '60s before joining HAWKWIND. Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS, NIRVANA, THEM CROOKED VULTURES) did the honor of presenting Lemmy with his Revolver Golden Gods Lifetime Achievement Award.

Adding to the celebration of all that is best in metal this year, the Golden Gods Awards also included hard-rocking musical numbers by ROB ZOMBIE, FEAR FACTORY (who made its first L.A. appearance ever with the band's new lineup),AS I LAY DYING, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and last year's host Brian Posehn's all-star band featuring Scott Ian, Brendon Small, John Tempesta and Joey Vera, with a special performance by Zakk Wylde.

Revolver Golden Gods Awards winners:

Revolver Golden God Award - Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST)
Revolver Golden Gods Lifetime Achievement Award - Lemmy Kilmister
Album Of The Year - ALICE IN CHAINS - Black Gives Way To Blue
Best Vocalist - Ronnie James Dio (HEAVEN & HELL)
Best Guitarist - Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY)
Best Drummer - Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan (AVENGED SEVENFOLD)
Best Live Band - METALLICA
Comeback Of The Year - ALICE IN CHAINS
Hottest Chick In Metal - Maria Brink (IN THIS MOMENT)

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