5th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards 2013 Nominees Announced – VIDEO

The fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards happens Thursday, May 2, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. The event will be broadcast live nationally on AXS TV. Sebastian Bach and Dee Snider will be hosting the “Black Carpet” pre-show, interviewing all the nominees, honorees and performers on the Revolver Black Carpet before the show.

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Tickets are available online at VividSeats.com.

The Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Metallica. The Riff Lord Award will be given to legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi.

Among the nominees for the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards are:

Best Guitarist

* John 5 (Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson)
* Stephen Carpenter (Deftones)
* Alex Lifeson (Rush)
* Misha Mansoor (Periphery)
* Brendon Small (Dethklok)
* Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)

Best Drummer

* Abe Cunningham (Deftones)
* Mario Duplantier (Gojira)
* Arejay Hale (Halestorm)
* Gene Hoglan (Dethklok, Testament)
* Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)
* Neil Peart (Rush)

Best Bassist

* Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill, Pantera)
* Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
* Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead)
* Geddy Lee (Rush)
* Jason Newsted (Newsted, Metallica)
* Sergio Vega (Deftones)

Best Vocalist

* Philip Anselmo (Down, Pantera)
* Maria Brink (In This Moment)
* Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
* Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)
* Chino Moreno (Deftones)
* Corey Taylor (Stone Sour, Slipknot)

Best Live Band

* Anthrax
* Five Finger Death Punch
* Hatebreed
* Lamb Of God
* Slipknot
* Volbeat

Comeback Of The Year

* Aerosmith
* The Darkness
* Quicksand
* Refused
* Soundgarden
* Tenacious D

Check out this 2010 interview of Ronnie James Dio at the 2010 Golden Gods awards.