2012 Revolver Golden God Awards recap!!
For the love of all things ROCK, why doesn't VHI Classic or even Spike TV televise this???
REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS: Guest Stars Highlight Metal Event
The fourth edition of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards last night at L.A.'s Club Nokia was highlighted by a number of performances featuring special guests:
• Johnny Depp joined Marilyn Manson on guitar for half of their four song set, and Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless sang with Manson on another number.
• Alice Cooper closed Slash's set by singing "School's Out" with the band.
• Twisted Sister's Dee Snider sang "I Wanna Rock" with Black Veil Brides.
• Slipknot's Corey Taylor and Machine Head's Robb Flynn joined Trivium for Metallica's "Creeping Death."
For the second straight year, Avenged Sevenfold took home the most awards. This year they were they only multiple winner, with two -- for Best Live Band and Most Dedicated Fans. Last year they won four awards. Other winners included Nikki Sixx (Best Bassist), Slash (Riff Lord), Jinxx and Jake Pitts of Black Veil Brides (Best Guitarist, in a field made up of guitar duos). Amy Lee of Evanescence (Best Vocalist), Five Finger Death Punch's Jeremy Spencer (Best Drummer), Slipknot (Comeback of the Year), X Japan (International Band) and Korn (Album of the Year, for The Path of Totality).
Gene Simmons of KISS accepted the Golden God Award and Rush drummer Neil Peart picked up his band's Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achivement Award. Both winners had previously been announced.
Other highlights included:
• Yngwie Malmsteen's opening solo rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner," with a Navy Honor Guard on stage.
• Two songs from Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx's other project, Sixx A:M -- their first performance in nearly four years.
• Now-freed West Memphis Three prisoner Damien Echols' emotional introduction of Manson, who'd made an impassioned plea for their release at the Golden Gods Awards two years ago.
• A brief appearance by Aerosmith's Joe Perry to poke some fun at host Chris Jericho.
And one lowlight:
• Slash refusing to take any questions about Guns'N'Roses' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction on the event's "black carpet," while others, including James Durbin and Alice Cooper, shared their thoughts on Axl Rose's announcement that he will refuse his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. -