VH1 CLASSIC HONORS THE BEST IN HARD ROCK AND HEAVY METAL WITH THE THIRD ANNUAL "REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS"
Hosted by "Dancing With the Stars" Contestant Chris Jericho and Special Appearances by Lars Ulrich and Roberty Trujillo of Metallica, Motley Cru, Alice Cooper, Dave Navarro, Avenged Sevenfold, And Many More
"Revolver Golden Gods Awards" Premieres on VH1 Classic Saturday, May 28 at 10:00 PM*
NEW YORK, NY - May 05, 2011 - VH1 Classic recognizes the most famous and decorated hard rock and heavy metal stars on the planet in the 3rd annual "Revolver Golden Gods Awards" on Saturday, May 28 at 10PM*. The awards show will be hosted by Chris Jericho, a former WWE World Champion, current lead singer for the band Fozzy, and best known for his recent stint on the hit show, "Dancing With the Stars."
Celebrating the best in hard rock and heavy metal, the "Revolver Golden Gods Awards" is a televised performance and awards show die-hard music fans will not forget. Significant highlights of the evening include the handing out of the first ever Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award to legends Motley Crue; a performance of "School's Out" by iconic music legend Alice Cooper with the original Alice Cooper Group, who also takes home the coveted Golden God Award, presented by his shock rocker friend, Rob Zombie.
Notable appearances at the "Revolver Golden Gods Awards" include, Metallica's Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo, actor William Shatner, Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction), comedian Brian Posehn, Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler, and many more.
Blistering performances at the "Revolver Golden Gods Awards" include:
"Youth Gone Wild" - Asking Alexandria featuring Sebastian Bach
"Mouth for War" - Avenged Sevenfold featuring Vinnie Paul (Pantera)
"Electric Eye" - Duff McKagan's Loaded featuring Corey Taylor (Slipnot) and Steve Jones (Sex Pistols)
"I Only Want to Be With You" - Volbeat and Scott Ian
Winners and presenters featured at the "Revolver Golden Gods Awards" include:
Golden God Award - Alice Cooper (presented by Rob Zombie)
Honorary Headbanger - William Shatner (presented by Brian Posehn and Scott Ian)
Album of the Year - Avenged Sevenfold "Nightmare" (presented by Jerry Cantrell and Mike Inez of Alice in Chains
The Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award - Motley Crue (presented by Corey Taylor)
Launched in May 2000, VH1 Classic is a 24-hour network that present videos, concerts and music specials all day long, featuring the best of rock, soul and pop artists from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90s including The Beatles, The Stones, Tina Turner, Led Zeppelin, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Stevie Wonder, The Police, Madonna and many more. Learn more at VH1Classic.com.
About Revolver Magazine:
Revolver is the No. 1 hard-rock and heavy-metal destination in the world. In print for over 10 years, the magazine takes readers into the studio, onto the stage, and behind the scenes, providing in-depth information, mind-blowing original photography, and hilarious insights they can't find anywhere else. The home of The Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock, Revolver also covers horror movies, mixed martial arts, tattoos, action sports, and more. Every year Revolver throws the premiere U.S. hard-rock and metal awards show, the Revolver Golden Gods. In its third year, the show has featured appearances by Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Halford, Dave Grohl, Slash, Lemmy Kilmister, Dave Mustaine, Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, Kat Von D, and many others. Revolver sponsors over 20 hard-rock tours each year, including the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. Its website (www.revolvermag.com) features exclusive interviews, music and video, photo shoot outtakes, and contests. Revolver is also the official partner of GoTV for RevolverTV, the main home of hard rock and heavy metal programming on all mobile phones, producing new features weekly on over 200 mobile networks including the latest versions of Android and iPhone.
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