The Revolver Golden Gods Awards aren't going to be given out until May, but being the uber-cool radio insider that I am; I already know some of the winners!!

Actually, everybody knows about those 3 because they are being honored this year for their amazing contributions to Rock and Heavy Metal!  Rob Zombie will be awarded the Golden God award itself, Iommi (Black Sabbath axeman) gets the Riff Lord Award and Metallica will be accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award!! (They'll also be performing!!  Get warmed up with the video below. Show starts about 6 minutes in!!)

Now, on to the actual categories and nominees.  They're all listed below, look and see where your favorites are!  The voting has already begun and the winners will be announced May 2nd.

I highlighted my picks if anyone cares, tell me who you vote for below or on The Q facebook page!!

BEST GUITARIST presented by Epiphone

• John 5 (Rob Zombie & solo)

• Stephen Carpenter (Deftones)

• Alex Lifeson (Rush)

• Misha Mansoor (Periphery)

• Brendon Small (Dethklok)

BEST DRUMMER presented by Drum Workshop

• Abe Cunningham (Deftones)

• Mario Duplantier (Gojira)

• Gene Hoglan (Dethklok & Testament)

• Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)

• Neil Peart (Rush)

PAUL GRAY BEST BASSIST presented by Dean Markley

• Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill)

• Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead)

• Geddy Lee (Rush)

• Jason Newsted (Newsted)

• Sergio Vega (Deftones)

BEST VOCALIST presented by Rockstar Energy Drink

• Phil Anselmo (Down & solo)

• Maria Brink (In This Moment)

• Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)

• Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)

• Chino Moreno (Deftones)

Corey Taylor (Stone Sour & Slipknot) (Sorry Lzzy ... I still love you though!)


• Device

• Ghost

• Kvelertak

• Miss May I

• Of Mice & Men

MOST METAL ATHLETE presented by Roadrunner Records

(I still don't really get this one.......)

• Tom Crabtree (Green Bay Packers, NFL)

• Tanner Faust (Rally and drifting car racing)

• Clay Guida (Mixed Martial Arts fighting, UFC)

• Triple H (WWE wrestling)

• Geoff Rowley (Skateboarding)

• CJ Wilson (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, MLB)

BEST LIVE BAND presented by Samson/Zoom

• Anthrax

• Five Finger Death Punch

• Hatebreed

• Lamb of God

Volbeat  (Im calling a tie on this one because I haven't ever seen Volbeat, though Ray Monroe told me that they just kill it live!)


• Aerosmith

• The Darkness

• Quicksand

• Refused

• Tenacious D


• Asking Alexandria, ‘Run Free’

• Avenged Sevenfold, ‘Carry On’

• Black Veil Brides, ‘In The End’

• Dethklok, ‘I Ejaculate Fire’

• Halestorm, ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’

In This Moment, ‘Blood’


• Black Label Society

• Black Veil Brides

• A Day To Remember


• Rammstein

ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by Orange Amplification

• Deftones, ‘Koi No Yokan’

• Gojira, ‘L’Enfant Sauvage’

• Marilyn Manson, ‘Born Villain’

• Soundgarden, ‘King Animal’

• Stone Sour, ‘House of Gold & Bones Part 1′