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Well I am home from my trip to the 5th Revolver Golden Gods Awards which took place last week at the Club Nokia in Los Angeles. I hope all of you had a great time watching the Black Carpet and the award show live on XBOX, Facebook or AXS TV.  There was so many great stories to share from that night, some we may have to keep quiet; but all in all it was a fantastic show.

Sadly, hours before the Black Carpet, we got word of the passing of the great Jeff Hanneman from Slayer who died at the young age of 49 from liver failure. The night soon became filled with stories about Jeff and tributes to our fallen hero. Many drinks were shared and toasted to the life of Jeff and he will be greatly missed.

Many awards were given out and here is the list of who won:

  • BEST GUITARIST presented by Epiphone   
  • John 5 (Rob Zombie & solo)
  • BEST DRUMMER presented by Drum Workshop  
  • Arejay Hale (Halestorm)
  • PAUL GRAY BEST BASSIST presented by Dean Markley 
  • Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead)
  • BEST VOCALIST presented by Rockstar Energy Drink 
  • Corey Taylor (Stone Sour & Slipknot)
  • Device
  • MOST METAL ATHLETE presented by Roadrunner Records 
  • Triple H (WWE wrestling)
  • BEST LIVE BAND presented by Samson/Zoom 
  • Slipknot
  • Tenacious D
  • Black Veil Brides, “In The End”
  • MOST DEDICATED FANS  presented by Xbox LIVE 
  • HIM
  •  ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by Orange Amplification 
  • Deftones, Koi No Yokan
  •  GOLDEN GOD AWARD (presented by Sumerian Records)
  • Rob Zombie
  • Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award (presented by Ernie Ball®)
  • Metallica 
  • Riff Lord Award, (presented by EMG Pickups®)
  •  Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath.

and now for the list of Music Junkie Press “After” Golden Gods Awards. These are the awards that should have been given out so drumroll please…..

Coolest Cat who Should have walked the Black Carpet


Best Dressed Male


Best Dressed Female

Best Dressed Female

Most Sincere Hallmark Moment


Best Smile

best smile

Best Beard


Best Couple


Best Dressed Couple


Best Guest Performance


Best Hair


Best Body


Best Acceptance Speech


Best Stage Destruction


Best Performance


Best Toast of the night


Rest in Peace Jeff Hanneman


Our List could go on and on with the highlights of the night but I thought we would have fun with the above awards.

My last thought for you has to do with respecting each other in the Metal community. David Draiman touched on this during his acceptance speech which he calls for unity amongst us all. I can’t stress that enough.  I feel that to boo a band at any time especially when they are accepting an award, is the poorest of taste and disRESPECTFUL. Come on people, we are starting to look like a bunch of 1Direction and Beiber fans who are hating on each other for their musical preferences.  I thought we have all grown by now. I lived through the 80’s, 90’s – the Metallica/Megadeth, Stones/Grateful Dead, Van Halen Pre-Hagar/No Hagar, NoDave, With Dave, No Michael,With Michael and it can go on and on.

Seriously, any love for music is a love that has to be respected. I am not on one artist’s side or another, I am just against hate of any type. During the Award show, there was some people sitting next to us who started to cheer for a band, and the person in front of them turned around and started yelling at them, being a complete BULLY! Later the person next to us didn’t cheer at all the rest of the night. Lost their own voice because some intimidated them.  It is time to be more open minded and respectful to eachother. We are all in this crazy world together so let’s make the best of it and listen to some music!

~ Horns Up! 



It is that time of year again! Spring is in the air and everyone is talking about who is going to win and who will be walking the carpet. No I am not talking about the red carpet and the Oscars! I am all about the Revolver Golden Gods Awards and this year the 5th Annual award show will be held on May 2nd, 2013 at the Club Nokia in Los Angeles. If you have not bought your tickets, don’t even try… They are sold out! But you can enjoy the experience front and center in your own home, studio, garage, wherever you eat, sleep and breathe real rock and metal music!! For the first time ever this year’s show will air on an exclusive national television broadcast through AXS TV and global broadcast on XBOX Live and Facebook. Mark your calendars for May 2nd.

We have our tickets ready and will be there to cover the show and will have a lot to share with you since this year has a real hard and heavy show planned for us.  So far, they have announced the following bands that will be performing at the show:

  • and more to be announced….
  • Sebastian Bach and Dee Snider will be hosting the “Black Carpet” pre-show and Fozzy frontman and WWE Pro Wrestling legend Chris Jericho will once again be hosting the show.

Enjoy this hilarious new commercial for the Revolver 2013 Golden Gods Awards:


What is really awesome about this awards show is First, it is all about the MUSIC we LOVE and LIVE! Second, we get to choose the winners. You can head over to the Revolver Golden Gods Awards website and cast your vote! Here are the categories and the nominees:

BEST GUITARIST presented by Epiphone

  • John 5 (Rob Zombie & solo)
  • Stephen Carpenter (Deftones)
  • Alex Lifeson (Rush)
  • Misha Mansoor (Periphery)
  • Brendon Small (Dethklok)
  • Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)

BEST DRUMMER presented by Drum Workshop 

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

PAUL GRAY BEST BASSIST presented by Dean Markley

  • Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill)
  • Steve Harris (Iron Maiden & solo)
  • Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead)
  • Geddy Lee (Rush)
  • Jason Newsted (Newsted)
  • Sergio Vega (Deftones)

BEST VOCALIST presented by Rockstar Energy Drink

  • Phil Anselmo (Down & solo)
  • Maria Brink (In This Moment)
  • Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
  • Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)
  • Chino Moreno (Deftones)
  • Corey Taylor (Stone Sour & Slipknot)


  • Device
  • Ghost
  • Kvelertak
  • Miss May I
  • Of Mice & Men
  • Young Guns

MOST METAL ATHLETE presented by Roadrunner Records

  • Tom Crabtree (Green Bay Packers, NFL)
  • Tanner Faust (Rally and drifting car racing)
  • Clay Guida (Mixed Martial Arts fighting, UFC)
  • Triple H (WWE wrestling)
  • Geoff Rowley (Skateboarding)
  • CJ Wilson (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, MLB)

BEST LIVE BAND presented by Samson/Zoom

  • Anthrax
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Hatebreed
  • Lamb of God
  • Slipknot
  • Volbeat


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


  • Asking Alexandria, “Run Free”
  • Avenged Sevenfold, “Carry On”
  • Black Veil Brides, “In The End”
  • Dethklok, “I Ejaculate Fire”
  • Halestorm, “Love Bites (So Do I)”
  • In This Moment, “Blood”


  • Black Label Society
  • Black Veil Brides
  • A Day To Remember
  • HIM
  • Rammstein
  • Slipknot

 ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by Orange Amplification

  • Deftones, Koi No Yokan
  • Gojira, L’Enfant Sauvage
  • Halestorm, The Strange Case of…
  • Marilyn Manson, Born Villain
  • Soundgarden, King Animal
  • Stone Sour, House of Gold & Bones Part 1

So fans head over to their website and cast your vote today!  In addition their will be three special award presentations to include Golden God Award (presented by Sumerian Records) which is given to a special honoree who embodies the spirit of hard rock and metal. This year the Golden God Award will be presented to Rob Zombie.  The Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award (presented by Ernie Ball®) will be given to Metallica and the Riff Lord Award, (presented by EMG Pickups®) is being awarded to the legendary guitarist in the field of hard rock & heavy metal, Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath. Now that is an awesome show that I can’t wait for.

It is time that we show the world that Hard Rock and Metal is here to stay! We all know what the Grammy’s think of Hard Rock when they didn’t even air Halestorm winning and receiving the award for Hard Rock, Heavy Metal Performance. I have seen Halestorm 6 times and they are incredible live. The Oscars used to be fun to watch but I don’t think I have tuned in for about 10 years now.   So raise your fists and horns in the air and let’s show them how an award show is done!

I think it is the perfect time to start planning your Revolver Golden God Awards Viewing Party! Make sure you have XBOX Live or check the listings for the AXS TV so you are ready for the big night. I will be putting together a Revolver Golden God Awards Viewing Party Planner up next week so you can get a head start on this big event. We will have a guideline and checklist for everything you need to have the perfect Revolver Golden Gods Awards party night. We will have menu ideas like Five Finger Vodka Death Punch, Metallica “Black”ened Salmon, Stone Stour Margaritas, Halestorm Love Bites mini Quiches, Anthrax powder cookies, and The Dillinger Sandwich Plan. We have so much planned for you to make your award night a memorable one! Hey it is on a Thursday, and we all know that Thursday is the new Friday.

~ Horns Up! 


Here are some of our videos from last year’s show that we went to.

  • Marilyn Manson performs with Taylor Momsen.
  • Slash with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators and special guest Alice Cooper.
  • Black Veil Brides
  • Trivium


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