GOLDEN GODS 2012: And the winner is – EVERY BAND THAT SUCKS

Thanks to Ultimate Guitar for the below news item!

The third annual Golden Gods Awards took place in Los Angeles last night, and the rock gods were out in force to celebrate.

Performances included a collaboration between “Riff Lord” winner Slash and Alice Cooper who played “School’s Out” along with tracks from Slash’s first solo album. Slash also played “11 seconds of noise” in memory of his friend Jim Marshall who died this week.

Rush were given the lifetime achievement award by Tenacious D, who said Rushhas been blowing our minds and expanding everyone’s definition of rock” for 40 years.

Korn‘s dance/dubstep album won the award for “Best Album“, proving (regrettably) that dubstep is officially part of the rock (NOT METAL) mainstream.

Slipknot won “Best Comeback” after the tragic death of their bassist Paul Gray, whose name is officially attached to the “Best Bassist” award which went to Motley Crue‘s Nikki Sixx.

The event will be broadcast on TV on VH1 on May 28.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best Guitarist

  • Jinxx and Jake Pitts (Black Veil Brides) WINNER*
  • Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch)
  • Willie Adler and Mark Morton (Lamb Of God)
  • Robb Flynn and Phil Demmel (Machine Head)
  • Dave Mustaine and Chris Broderick (Megadeth)
  • Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu (Trivium)


Best Drummer

  • Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
  • Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch) WINNER*
  • Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)
  • Chris Adler (Lamb Of God)
  • Brann Dailor (Mastodon)
  • Tomas Haake (Meshuggah)


Best Vocalist

  • Sebastian Bach
  • Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides)
  • James Durbin
  • Amy Lee (Evanescence) WINNER*
  • Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch)
  • Jonathan Davis (Korn)


Album Of The Year

  • Anthrax, “Worship Music”
  • Evanescence, “Evanescence”
  • Five Finger Death Punch, “American Capitalist”
  • Foo Fighters, “Wasting Light”
  • Korn, “The Path Of Totality” WINNER*
  • Lamb Of God, “Resolution”


Best Live Band

  • Avenged Sevenfold WINNER*
  • Foo Fighters
  • Guns N’ Roses
  • Judas Priest
  • Seether
  • Tool


Most Metal Athlete

  • Gina Carano (MMA fighting)
  • Brian Deegan (pro motocross)
  • Evan Longoria (MLB baseball)
  • Dirk Nowitzki (NBA basketball)
  • Mitch Petrus (NFL football)
  • CM Punk (WWE wrestling)WINNER*


Comeback Of The Year

  • Anthrax
  • Dream Theater
  • Evanescence
  • Ministry
  • Slipknot WINNER*
  • Van Halen


Riff Lord

  • Scott Ian (Anthrax)
  • Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society)
  • Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)
  • Munky (Korn)
  • Slash WINNER*
  • Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)


Paul Gray Best Bassist

  • Frank Bello (Anthrax)
  • Michael Anthony (Chickenfoot)
  • Fieldy (Korn)
  • David Ellefson (Megadeth)
  • Nikki Sixx (Sixx:A.M.) WINNER*
  • Wolfgang Van Halen (Van Halen)


Best International Band

  • Behemoth
  • Lacuna Coil
  • Rammstein
  • Sepultura
  • Meshuggah
  • X JapanWINNER*


Most Dedicated Fans

  • Asking Alexandria
  • Avenged Sevenfold WINNER*
  • Black Veil Brides
  • Evanescence
  • Falling In Reverse
  • HIM



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