Hey so the other night we had the Revolver Golden Gods awards happening out in California at the Club Nokia and like all awards shows this features a lot of patting on the backs, speeches and special performances but of course this one is focused on the Metal greats. It is here that fans get the chance to hear what keeps the nominees and hopeful winners inspired and as Metal as possible and they are chosen by the readers via a several month tallied poll. I generally post the poll for you all to participate but am not sure I did it for this go round. Sorry, I get busy over here at the Command HQ and neglect a thing or two every now and again. Anyways, that being said I saw a few clips online but did not manage to find time and sit through the whole show. Considering I was not there to enjoy it in person and that there was much toasting and celebrating Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman, I felt watching on television would not be as cool as being there. Despite that, I figured that our readers might want to see who won what award so here now the list.
The winners were all posted up and I copied the list directly from the Revolver Magazine page for your easier digestion. Take a look……we can discuss afterward.
• “Album of the Year” (presented by Orange Amplification): Deftones, “Koi No Yokan”
• “Best Guitarist” (presented by Epiphone): John 5, of Rob Zombie
• “Best Drummer” (presented by Drum Workshop): Arejay Hale, of Halestorm
• “Paul Gray Best Bassist” (presented by Dean Markley): Lemmy Kilmister, of Motörhead
• “Best Vocalist” (presented by Rockstar Energy Drink): Corey Taylor, of Slipknot and Stone Sour
• “Song of the Year” (presented by Affliction): Black Veil Brides, “In The End”
• “Best Live Band” (presented by Samson): Slipknot
• “Best New Talent” (presented by Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival): Device
• “Most Metal Athlete” (presented by Roadrunner Records): Triple H
• “Comeback of the Year” (presented by Eagle Rock): Tenacious D
• “Most Dedicated Fans” (presented by Xbox LIVE): HIM
So without trying to offend anyone, I am really not too keen on this list of winners because I have been around the Metal block a lot these last few years and just think that there are so many more extraordinary things happening out there that seem to have been overlooked. Oh well. For some I guess this winning list kicks major ass but for me it just doesn’t outside of a couple of them. I’ll let you try to figured out who I was 100% behind on your own time. Now tell me what you all thought. I would so love to hear your own opinions on this stuff. The comments are open.
Official Website: http://www.revolvermag.com