Before Marilyn Manson‘s performance, Golden Gods host Chris Jericho introduced Damien Echols, who was recently released from prison after 18 years. Echols is one of the West Memphis Three, a trio of young men who were convicted of murder without solid evidence to back it up. After much support from artists such as Manson and new discoveries such as upgraded DNA testing, which did not place any of
Evanescence‘s Amy Lee was awarded the Best Vocalist honor at the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Awards. Having just belted out ‘Made of Stone’ and other tunes for the award show audience, it’s no surprise that the celebrated singer took home the prize.
Avenged Sevenfold took home the 2012 honor for ‘Best Live Band,’ while A7x fans were recognized as the ‘Most Dedicated’ at the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Awards on April 11.
Slipknot took away the prize for Comeback of the Year at the Revolver Golden Gods. Wearing black armbands with the No. 2 on them — paying tribute to their fallen bandmate Paul Gray — members of Slipknot accepted the award from Dino Cazares and Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory.
Ex-Guns N’ Roses rocker Duff McKagan hit the stage to present the Riff Lord honor — another new category at the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods — one “for six-string guitar shredders,” as McKagan put it. And he was able to present the trophy to his former GN’R bandmate Slash, who beat out a field that included Zakk Wylde from Black Label Society, Scott Ian from Anthrax, Munky from Korn, Dave Grohl from
It was fitting that three members of Slipknot hit the stage to present an honor that’s new to the Revolver Golden Gods this year, and an equally fitting name for it — the Paul Gray Best Bassist Award. Gray was, after all, Slipknot’s bassist until his tragic death in May 2010 from a drug overdose, and a very skilled one at that. Bass players are often the unsung hero of the band, but nobody ever ov
Hellyeah presented the award for best drummer and, in what had to be an incredible honor, Vinnie Paul passed the torch to this year’s winner — Jeremy Spencer of Five Finger Death Punch.
Slipknot‘s Corey Taylor jumped onstage with Trivium and Machine Head‘s Robb Flynn for a rousing performance of Metallica‘s ‘Creeping Death’ at the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Awards tonight (April 11) in Los Angeles.