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REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS: Bittersweet Night for Metal

REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS: Bittersweet Night for Metal
 
 
The news of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman's death earlier in the day lent an edge of sorrow to the fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards last night (Thursday) in Los Angeles. Still, with Metallica getting the Ronnie Dio Lifetime Achievement Award and performing the closing set -- and many other memorable performances and special guests -- it was quite a night at Club Nokia.
 
Hanneman was remembered early and often:
·         In the opening set by Anthrax, guest vocalist Phil Anselmo dedicated "This Love" by his old band, Pantera, to Hanneman.
·         Host Chris Jericho dedicated the show to Hanneman's memory.
·         Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 won for Best Guitarist and dedicated it to him as well.
 
Later, Kerry King -- Hanneman's longtime guitar partner in Slayer -- took the stage as a presenter, but first led the audience in what elsewhere might have been called a moment of silence. Instead, he said, "Because this is metal, a moment of noise" in honor of his fallen bandmate.
 
·         Metallica closed the show with "Disposable Heroes," "For Whom the Bell Tolls," "Rapid Fire," with special guest vocalist Rob Halford of Judas Priest, and "Seek and Destroy."
 
·         Danzig performed a five song set, their own "Hammer of the Gods," "Mother" and "Death Comes Ripping" and, joined by former Misfits guitarist Doyle, two Misfits songs, "Last Caress" and "Skulls."
·         Stone Sour performed "Gone Sovereign" and "Absolute Zero," before being being joined by Slipknot percussionists Shawn "Clown" Crahan and Chris Fehn for Black Sabbath's "Children of the Grave."
·         Five Finger Death Punch opened with "Burn It Down," then were joined by Rob Halford, who's the guest vocalist on their upcoming single, "Lift Me Up," for that song. Another Rob, Zombie, and his guitarist, John 5, then joined them for White Zombie's "Thunderkiss 65."
·         Halestorm performed "Love Bites (And So Do I)" and "I Miss the Misery," then were joined by Disturbed and Device singer David Draiman on Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love."
·         The Dillinger Escape Plan played "Prancer" and "When I Lost My Bet," before being joined by Deftones singer Chino Moreno for a cover of Depeche Mode's "Behind the Wheel."
·         Anthrax opened the show with "Caught in a Mosh" and "Fight 'Em Till You Can't," then were joined by two former Pantera members, singer Phil Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown, for Pantera's "This Love," which they dedicated to the late Jeff Hanneman of Slayer.
 
The following awards were handed out at Revolver Golden Gods Awards, held Thursday night at L.A.'s Club Nokia:
·         BEST GUITARIST  John 5 (Rob Zombie & solo)
·         BEST DRUMMER Arejay Hale (Halestorm)
·         PAUL GRAY BEST BASSIST Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead)
·         BEST VOCALIST Corey Taylor (Stone Sour & Slipknot)
·         BEST NEW TALENT Device
·         MOST METAL ATHLETE Triple H (WWE wrestling)
·         BEST LIVE BAND Slipknot
·         COMEBACK OF THE YEAR Tenacious D
·         SONG OF THE YEAR Black Veil Brides, “In The End”
·         MOST DEDICATED FANS HIM
·         ALBUM OF THE YEAR DeftonesKoi No Yokan
SPECIAL ANNUAL AWARDS (previously announced)
·         RONNIE JAMES DIO LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Metallica
·         GOLDEN GOD AWARD Rob Zombie
·         RIFF LORD AWARD Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
 


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05/03/2013 6:28PM
REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS: Bittersweet Night for Metal
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