Zombie to receive 2013 Golden God Award
Rob Zombie will this year, be inducted into the Revolver Golden God Hall of Fame. The award is given to one special honoree a year who embodies the spirit of hard rock and metal. Zombie, who will be joining previous recipients including Alice Cooper, Rob Halford and Dave Mustaine said: “What can I say? It is a complete honor to receive this award and have my name join the list of such legendary past winners as Alice Cooper and Gene Simmons. Pretty cool deal to be part of the Golden God club.”
To find out more about the show, and how to get tickets (plus vote for John 5 (Rob Zombie guitarist) who was nominated as Best Guitarist
The fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show looks to be the event’s biggest ceremony to date, asMetallica, Rob Zombie and Tony Iommi will be among the honorees. This year’s Revolver Golden Gods takes place May 2 at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia and also features a headlining performance by Metallica.
Metallica have been chosen to receive the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award, joining such past honorees as Rush, Motley Crue, Lemmy Kilmister and Ozzy Osbourne. Drummer Lars Ulrich stated, “Since the Revolver Golden Gods Awards is fast becoming THE most rocking awards ceremony in the hard rock world, we are beyond psyched to be at the receiving end of this shout out and in the distinguished company of Rush, Lemmy, Ozzy and Motley Crue. I was hanging out and presenting at the shenanigans two years ago and the energy in the room and the vibe backstage was beyond f—ing cool, so Metallica is chomping at the bit to partake in this year’s event.”
The Golden God award, given to an honoree that embodies the spirit of hard rock and metal, will be presented to Rob Zombie this year. “What can I say?,” said Zombie. “It is a complete honor to receive this award and have my name join the list of such legendary past winners as Alice Cooper and Gene Simmons. Pretty cool deal to be part of the Golden God club.” The timing of the ceremony will also work well for Zombie, who also used the opportunity to announce that his next album, ‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor,’ will drop April 23, followed by the release of his ‘Lords of Salem’ film on April 26.
The night’s other major honoree, Black Sabbath‘s Tony Iommi, will be adding the Riff Lord award to his mantelpiece. Iommi says, “What a great honor to receive the Golden Gods Riff Lord Award for 2013, especially with our new Sabbath album coming out. I hope there will be some new favorite riffs in these songs.” Last year’s winner of the Riff Lord honor was Slash.
The evening will also feature performances from Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch, Anthrax, Stone Sour,Dillinger Escape Plan and Halestorm, with more acts expected to be added in the coming weeks. Fans can currently vote in 11 other categories (listed below) at goldengodsawards.com. Tickets for the show, which will once again be hosted by Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho, can be purchased here. The event will broadcast live on AXS TV, and also via Xbox Live and Facebook. Rockers Sebastian Bach and Dee Snider will host the red carpet event prior to the ceremony.
In related news, the first-ever “Revolver Road to the Golden Gods Tour” was announced along with the naming of the nominees. Stone Sour and In This Moment will team up for the run, which launches in March and runs up to the Golden Gods ceremony in May. The itinerary will be revealed shortly.
2013 Revolver Golden Gods Award Show Nominees:
BEST GUITARIST presented by Epiphone
• John 5 (Rob Zombie & solo)
• Stephen Carpenter (Deftones)
• Alex Lifeson (Rush)
• Misha Mansoor (Periphery)
• Brendon Small (Dethklok)
• Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
Vote for John 5: http://www.revolvermag.com/goldengods2013/?p=53 (Voting ends April 2)
Get your tickets here: http://revolvermag.com/goldengods2013/buy-tickets/
Revolver Golden Gods Awards
May 2nd, 2013
800 W Olympic Blvd, Suite A335, Los Angeles, CA 90015
- Industry Presale
- Metallica Fan Club
- Goldenvoice/AMEX Presale: Tickets on sale February 2nd, 2013 at 10AM PST through February 2nd, 2013 10PM PST
- Onsale to General Public: Tickets on sale February 4th, 2013 at 10AM PST.
Click here for more info about Club Nokia seating charts, directions & parking.