January 30, 2013
Wow... a "Lifetime Achievement" award? Are we worthy? So say our friends over at Revolver Magazine and we are beyond honored that we will be the recipients of the "Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award" at the fifth annual Golden Gods Awards Show on Thursday, May 2 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA. We are about to join some incredible stellar company with previous winners Rush, Lemmy Kilmister, Ozzy Osbourne, and Mötley Crüe.
The night will be quite the party as Chris Jericho hosts America’s only hard rock awards show that will be broadcast live for the first time ever on AXS TV in North America and globally through Xbox LIVE and Facebook. We’ll be playing a couple of songs live as will many of our touring buddies including Anthrax, Five Finger Death Punch, Stone Sour, Dillinger Escape Plan, and others. Rob Zombie and Tony Iommi will be on hand to receive awards of their own . . . the "Golden God" and "Riff Lord" awards, respectively.
Fans everywhere will be able to vote for their favs for a number of awards to be presented that night (see the complete list in the official press release below). Voting is currently open at GoldenGodsAwards.com and ends on April 15.
Tickets to the live awards show/performances go on sale February 4 at 10:00 AM PST at axs.com/venues/101912/club-nokia. Club members should log in for details about a special pre-sale for you starting allocation of tickets being held just for you..
Full Press Release Below
FIFTH ANNUAL REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARD SHOW
PRESENTED BY EPIPHONE®
SET FOR THURSDAY, MAY 2 AT CLUB NOKIA
IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
TO PERFORM LIVE AND RECEIVE THE
“RONNIE JAMES DIO LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT” AWARD
ROB ZOMBIE TO RECEIVE “GOLDEN GOD AWARD”
TONY IOMMI TO BE HONORED WITH “RIFF LORD” AWARD
LIVE CONCERT WITH:
- FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
-DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
-OTHERS TO BE ANNOUNCED…
Sebastian Bach AND DEE SNIDER to host the “Black Carpet” pre-show
exclusive national television broadcast through AXS TV,
AND GLOBAL BROADCAST ON XBOX Live and Facebook
TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4 VIA AXS.COM
The Hard Rock Café, Hollywood, CA (January 30, 2013) – America’s only hard-rock and heavy-metal award show is back and bigger than ever in 2013! The fifth annual REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARD SHOW presented by Epiphone® will take place Thursday, May 2 at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles. And for the first time ever, the event will be broadcast live on national television through AXS TV and broadcast in the United States and key international markets through Xbox LIVE and Facebook. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster, click: axs.com/venues/101912/club-nokia
FOZZY frontman and WWE pro-wrestling legend Chris Jericho will reprise his role as host for the fourth consecutive year. The nominees in 11 different fan-voted categories, plus the recipients of this year’s prestigious “Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award,” (presented by Ernie Ball), “Golden God Award” (presented by Sumerian Records®), and “Riff Lord” (presented by EMG Pickups®), were revealed at a press conference held at the Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood in Los Angeles. Host Chris Jericho was on hand, along with Sebastian Bach, Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm, Scott Ian (Anthrax), Maria Brink and Chris Howorth (In This Moment), John 5 (Rob Zombie), Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan) and Zakk Wylde to announce the nominees. Halestorm performed a special live set, including a guest appearance by Sebastian Bach on a cover of the Skid Row classic “Slave to the Grind.”
Fans everywhere can cast their vote to decide who will take home the awards for “Best Guitarist” (presented by Epiphone®), “Best Drummer” (presented by Drum Workshop®), “Best Vocalist” (presented by Rockstar Energy Drink®), “Album of the Year” (presented by Orange Amplification®), “Song of the Year,” “Best Live Band” (presented by Samson®/Zoom®), “Best New Talent,” “Most Metal Athlete,” (presented by Roadrunner Records®), “Comeback of the Year,” “Paul Gray Best Bassist” (presented by Dean Markley®) and “Most Dedicated Fans” (presented by Xbox LIVE®). Voting is currently open at GoldenGodsAwards.com and ends on April 15th.
The Golden God Award (presented by Sumerian Records®), which is given to one special honoree a year who embodies the spirit of hard rock and metal, will go to Rob Zombie, who commented, “What can I say? It is a complete honor to receive this award and have my name join the list of such legendary past winners as Alice Cooper and Gene Simmons. Pretty cool deal to be part of the Golden God club.” (The other previous honorees are Rob Halford of JUDAS PRIEST and Dave Mustaine of MEGADETH.) Rob Zombie will be releasing his brand new album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor (Zodiac Swan/T-Boy/Ume), on April 23rd and his latest feature film, The Lords of Salem (Anchor Bay), on April 26th.
The Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award (presented by Ernie Ball®), will go to hard-rock and metal icons METALLICA, who will release the 3D movie Through the Never in August. (Previous honorees include RUSH, MÖTLEY CRÜE, Lemmy Kilmister of MOTÖRHEAD and Ozzy Osbourne.) Metallica’s Lars Ulrich commented, “Since the Revolver Golden Gods Awards is fast becoming THE most rocking awards ceremony in the hard rock world, we are beyond psyched to be at the receiving end of this shout out and in the distinguished company of Rush, Lemmy, Ozzy and Mötley Crüe. I was hanging out and presenting at the shenanigans two years ago and the energy in the room and the vibe backstage was beyond fucking cool, so Metallica is chomping at the bit to partake in this year's event. Once again, we are honored to be recognized as achievers (!!) and we can't wait to get up and jam onstage and sweat for and on everybody gathered.”
The Riff Lord Award, (presented by EMG Pickups®) is given each year to a legendary guitarist in the field of hard rock & heavy metal. This year it’s going to none other than Black Sabbath axeman, Tony Iommi, who had this to say about the honor, "What a great honour to receive the Golden Gods Riff Lord Award for 2013, especially with our new Sabbath album coming out. I hope there will be some new favorite riffs in these songs.” Slash of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver won the award last year.
Adding to the celebration, the 2013 REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS SHOW will feature one-of-a-kind special performances and collaborations that honor both the past, present and future of heavy music. The night’s hard-rocking musical performances will include sets by Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch, Anthrax, Stone Sour, Dillinger Escape Plan and Halestorm, with more performers to be announced in the coming weeks. Ivan Moody, lead singer of Five Finger Death Punch, had this to say about his band’s Golden Gods performance, “Being in the studio these last few months working on our new album, the momentum has been building. We are ready to be back where we belong—onstage in front of all of you! What better way to play our first show of 2013 than with our family at Revolver Magazine and on America’s only hard-rock and heavy-metal awards show!”
Returning as well is the “Black Carpet” pre-show that will be hosted by legendary heavy-metal frontmen Sebastian Bach and Dee Snider. Bach and Snider will be interviewing all the nominees, honorees and performers on the Revolver Black Carpet before show time for the special, which will air on both AXS TV and Xbox LIVE.
Also announced today was the launch of the first-ever Revolver Road to the Golden Gods Tour. Featuring Stone Sour and In This Moment, the 30-city national tour will kick off in March and conclude at the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show. Stone Sour lead singer Corey Taylor says, “Me and the guys in Stone Sour are very excited, not only to be a part of the Golden Gods, but also to be headline the first Road to the Golden Gods Tour! The Golden Gods is the only awards show in America that truly recognizes and honors our genre; so to be a part of a tour that they sponsor is something that we are all very proud of. We’re looking forward to the tour, and looking forward to the awards ceremony. We promise we will have something special that no one will ever forget!”
Cast your vote now at goldengodsawards.com. The nominees for the 2013 REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS presented by Epiphone® are:
BEST GUITARIST presented by Epiphone
BEST DRUMMER presented by Drum Workshop
PAUL GRAY BEST BASSIST presented by Dean Markley
BEST VOCALIST presented by Rockstar Energy Drink
BEST NEW TALENT
MOST METAL ATHLETE presented by Roadrunner Records
BEST LIVE BAND presented by Samson/Zoom
COMEBACK OF THE YEAR
SONG OF THE YEAR
MOST DEDICATED FANS presented by Xbox LIVE
ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by Orange Amplification
For more information on tickets for the REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS, please log on to: axs.com/venues/101912/club-nokia.