LAist On The Black Carpet At Revolver Mag's Golden God Awards
Revolver Magazine brought its third annual Golden God Award ceremony to an extremely sold-out Club Nokia this week, in a black-tie free affair that paid tribute to multiple generations of metal musicians, including the latest one.
Performances from Volbeat, Asking Alexandria, Devildriver and the headlining, multi-award-winning Avenged Sevenfold brought the younger bands directly in contact with their elders, while an exceedingly rare appearance from the original Alice Cooper group gave the crowd a taste of American metal from its very source.
Fans lined up early to watch the Black Carpet procession from the third floor balcony and screamed their heads off every time a familiar face hit the carpet. It was not immediately clear whether a metalhead hollering "Chris Jericho! Dancing With The Stars!" was sending out cheers or jeers, until it was followed with a hearty "Rock on dude!"
There was a rare sense of camaraderie on the carpet, musicians interrupting other musicians' photo-ops to bro-hug them, or stopping their own interviews to acknowledge the fans upstairs.
And the winners are:
Epiphone Best Guitarist Award: Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance (Avenged Sevenfold)
Comeback of the Year: Murderdolls
Best Live Band: Rammstein
"Most Metal Athlete": The Miz (WWE wrestling)
Best New Band: Black Veil Brides
Best Drummer Award: Mike Portnoy
Best Vocalist: M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold)
Album of the Year: Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare
Highlights from the Revolver Golden God Awards will broadcast on VH1 Classic in May.