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The Golden Gods Awards

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The Golden Gods will be out in Los Angeles tonight with “Revolver” magazine’s third annual Golden Gods Awards ceremony.  The event will feature live performances from Alice Cooper, Duff McKagan’s Loaded, Devildriver, Asking Alexandria, Volbeat, and Fozzy, to name a few.  Avenged Sevenfold is one of the night’s biggest nominees, picking up nods for Album of the Year, Best Live Band, Best Vocalist, Best Drummer and Best Guitarist.  Other nominees include Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Sevendust, Deftones, Iron Maiden and more.  Alice Cooper is set to receive the “Golden God Award” while Motley Crue will get the “Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award.”  Wrestler Chris Jericho is hosting the ceremony at L.A.’s Club Nokia.  VH1 classic will air highlights on May 28th.

Here are the nominees at the 2011 Golden Gods Awards:

BEST GUITARIST
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)

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 (for his work with Avenged Sevenfold)

BEST VOCALIST AWARD
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)

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”

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

COMEBACK OF THE YEAR
Accept
Faith No More
Murderdolls
A Perfect Circle
Soundgarden
System of a Down

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