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Golden Gods Set for April, Nominees Announced

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The Revolver Golden God Awards will be held April 20 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, Calif. The show will be presented by Epiphone. For those not lucky enough to score a ticket to the live event, the show will be televised May 28 on VH1 Classic. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.

Fozzy frontman and wrestler Chris Jericho will host the Golden Gods. Alice Cooper will receive a special honor at the show. Mötley Crüe will receive the first-ever Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award.

Fans can vote online in several categories, including Best New Band, Affliction Album of the Year, Epiphone Best Guitarist, Drum Workshop Best Drummer, Best Vocalist and more. Voting ends on April 1.

The Golden Gods will feature performances by the original Alice Cooper lineup, Duff McKagan’s Loaded, Devildriver, Asking Alexandria with Sebastian Bach, Volbeat and Fozzy.

The nominees are:

Epiphone Best Guitarist(s)
• John 5 (for his work with Rob Zombie)
• Dan Donegan (Disturbed)
• Gus G. (for his work with Ozzy Osbourne)
• Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance (Avenged Sevenfold)
• Janick Gers, Dave Murray and Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
• Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom)

Drum Workshop® Best Drummer
• Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne)
• Abe Cunningham (Deftones)
• Joey Jordison (for his work with Rob Zombie)
• Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)
• Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden)
• Mike Portnoy (or his work with Avenged Sevenfold)

Best Vocalist
• Glenn Danzig (Danzig)
• Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
• Chino Moreno (Deftones)
• Ozzy Osbourne (Ozzy Osbourne)
• M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold)
• Corey Taylor (for his work with Stone Sour)

Affliction Album of the Year
• Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare
• Black Label Society, Order of the Black
• Deftones, Diamond Eyes
• Ozzy Osbourne, Scream
• Stone Sour, Audio Secrecy
• Volbeat, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven

Samson/Zoom Best Live Band
• Avenged Sevenfold
• Gwar
• Iron Maiden
• Megadeth
• Rammstein
• Sevendust

Most Metal Athlete
• Chris Cole (pro skateboarding)
• Dan Hardy (MMA fighting)
• Toni Lydman (NHL hockey)
• The Miz (WWE wrestling)
• Jeremy Shockey (NFL football)
• Mike Vallely (pro skateboarding)

Best New Band
• Asking Alexandria
• Black Veil Brides
• The Damned Things
• The Pretty Reckless
• Times of Grace
• We Are the Fallen

Eagle Rock Comeback of the Year
• Accept
• Faith No More
• Murderdolls
• A Perfect Circle
• Soundgarden
• System of a Down

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