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REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS 2011 Nominees & Performers Announced

The Revolver Golden Gods Awards are always a fun time. It's the one time of year where the metal world get together in Los Angeles to give a giant three hour cheers to our genre of music. We were there last year and two years ago, and speaking from the frontlines, it's always the biggest party of the year. The people who are nominated/win almost don't matter, it's just an excuse to do hundreds of shots in the name of metal.

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With that said, this year's show will be hosted by Chris Jericho, who was one of the co-hosts of last year's show. The headlining performance at the show will be by Alice Cooper, who will not only be receiving the Golden God Award, but he will also reunite with the original Alice Cooper band, Duff McKagan’s Loaded, Devildriver, Asking Alexadria, Volbeat, and Fozzy. Motley Crue will be awarded the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. As for the awards, here are the nominees:

Epiphone Best Guitarist(s):
– John 5 (Rob Zombie)
– Dan Donegan (Disturbed)
-Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind)
– Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance (Avenged Sevenfold)
– Janick Gers, Dave Murray, and Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
– Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom)

Drum Workshop Best Drummer:
– Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne)
– Abe Cunningham (Deftones)
– Joey Jordison (Rob Zombie)
– Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)
– Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden)
– Mike Portnoy

Best Vocalist:
– Glenn Danzig (Danzig)
– Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
– Chino Moreno (Deftones)
– Ozzy Osbourne
– M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold)
– Corey Taylor (Stone Sour)

Affliction Album of the Year:
– Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare
– Black Label Society, Order of the Black
– Deftones, Diamond Eyes
– Ozzy Osbourne, Scream
– Stone Sour, Audio Secrecy
– Volbeat, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven

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Samson Zoom Best Live Band:
– Avenged Sevenfold
– Gwar
– Iron Maiden
– Megadeth
– Rammstein
– Sevendust

Most Metal Athlete:
– Chris Cole (pro skateboarding)
– Dan Hardy (MMA fighting)
– Toni Lydman (NHL)
– The Miz (WWE wrestling)
– Jeremy Shockey (NFL football)
– Mike Vallely (pro skateboarding)

Best New Band:
– Asking Alexandria
– Black Veil Brides
– The Damned Things
– The Pretty Reckless
– Times of Grace
– We Are the Fallen

Eagle Rock Comeback of the Year:
– Accept
– Faith No More
– Murderdolls
– A Perfect Circle
– Soundgarden
– System of a Down

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You'll notice there is no Hottest Chick In Metal award this year. Have they run out of chicks? Some of you will surely question some of these nominees, but isn't that part of the fun? Maybe. Either way, we will be on the black carpet covering all the insanity and reporting back to you. To give you a sense of all the madness check out our 2010 and 2009 video reports. More info about the award show can be found on the official Golden Gods website.

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