Tune in to VH1 Classic on Saturday, May 28, at 10:00pm ET/PT to watch the hour-long special from America’s only hard-rock and heavy-metal award show, the 3rd annual REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS presented by Epiphone. Revolver magazine will release a special Golden Gods issue on May 24. The Golden Gods issue will include exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and interviews.

The 2011 REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS VH1 Classic special is hosted by Chris Jericho (Dancing With the Stars, WWE, Fozzy) and features performances from: Alice Cooper performing his classic anthem “School’s Out” with the living members of his original band, Avenged Sevenfold performing Pantera’s “Mouth for War” with Vinnie Paul (Pantera), Sebastian Bach performing Skid Row’s “Youth Gone Wild” with Asking Alexandria, Duff McKagan (Loaded, Guns N’ Roses), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols) and Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) performing Judas Priest’s “Electric Eye,” and Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Volbeat performing Dusty Springfield’s “I Only Want To Be With You.”

The hour-long REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS special features winners and presenters including:

  • Hunted: The Demon’s Forge® Golden God Award: Alice Cooper, presented by Rob Zombie.
  • Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award: Mötley Crüe, presented by Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour.
  • Honorary Headbanger Award: William Shatner, presented by Scott Ian of Anthrax and The Damned Things and comedian Brian Posehn.
  • Affliction® Album of the Year Award: Avenged Sevenfold, presented by Jerry Cantrell and Mike Inez of Alice in Chains.

Other notable appearances at the 2011 broadcast include Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo, Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction), comedian Brian Posehn, Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler and many more.

Alice Cooper performs live at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards.
Photo credit: Justin Borucki

Check out the official trailer for the REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS here:
http://www.revolvermag.com/news/watch-the-revolver-golden-gods-awards-2011-trailer.html
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The REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS are sponsored by Epiphone®, Drum Workshop®, Rockstar Energy®, Samson/Zoom®, Eagle Rock®, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge®, Affliction®, Ultimate Guitar®, D’Addario®, Planet Waves®, Sumerian Records®, Roadrunner Records®, Fox®, Eagle Rock®, Hart & Huntington® and Indie Merch®.


For more information on the REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS, log onto:

www.revolvermag.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.

About VH1 Classic:
Launched in May 2000, VH1 Classic is a 24-hour network that presents 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 90’s including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Led Zeppelin, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Stevie Wonder, The Police, Madonna, and many more. Learn more at VH1Classic.com.

About Epiphone:
Recognized worldwide as a leader in musical instrument design, quality and innovation since 1873, the Epiphone Company produces every major type of fretted instrument including electric and acoustic guitars, mandolins and banjos, as well as amplifiers. Epiphone’s new “Prophecy” guitars are designed specifically for advanced players of rock and metal with a focus on speed, tone and reliability. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Epiphone is part of the Gibson family of brands. For more information visit www.epiphone.com.

Pictured above left:  Dave Grohl kicks off the 3rd Annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards.
Photo credit: Justin Borucki.
Pictured above right: Revolver Golden Gods issue