Thursday, April 12, 2012

Revolver Golden Gods 2012 Reviews

The 2012 Revolver Golden Gods have now come to a close and the winners have been presented their awards.  I have to say it was quite the diverse amount of band winning awards this year, and a few surprising ones at that.  Nonetheless,  check out the award winners below and some video footage of some of the performers last night:

Best Guitarists (presented by Epiphone): Jinxx and Jake Pitts (Black Veil Brides)

Best Drummer (presented by Drum Workshop): Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch)

Paul Gray Best Bassist (presented by Dean Markley): Nikki Sixx (Sixx: A.M.)

Riff Lord (presented by EMG): Slash

Comeback of the Year (presented by Eagle Rock Entertainment): Slipknot (R.I.P. Paul Gray)

Best International Band (presented by Musicians Institute): X Japan

Best Live Band (presented by Samson/Zoom): Avenged Sevenfold

Best Vocalist (presented by Rockstar Energy Drink): Amy Lee (Evanescence)

Most Metal Athlete: CM Punk (WWE Wrestling)

Most Dedicated Fans: Avenged Sevenfold

Album of the Year, presented by Marshall Amplification: Korn, The Path of Totality

Golden God, presented by Sumerian Records: Gene Simmons (KISS)

Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award: Rush

Many performances happened last night (most of them hopefully on YouTube eventually).  The list of performers were as follows:

- Duff McKagan’s Loaded
- Black Veil Brides & Dee Snider
- Devildriver
- Trvium w/ Corey Taylor & Rob Flynn
- Asking Alexadria
- Volbeat
- Nikki Sixx
- Fozzy & Alice Cooper
- Marilyn Manson & Johnny Depp

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