Deftones, John 5, Lemmy Kilmister, Slipknot Among Winners at Fifth Annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards

by Guitar World Staff
Posted May 3, 2013 at 11:17am

The biggest names in hard-rock and heavy-metal rocked Los Angeles last night, May 2, at the fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show.

As always, the event featured the sort of groundbreaking performances and once-in-a-lifetime collaborations that America’s only hard-rock and heavy-metal show has become known for.

The sold-out event was broadcast live in its entirety from L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia on national television for the first time through AXS TV and broadcast in the US and key international markets through Xbox LIVE and Revolver’s Facebook page.

Fozzy frontman and WWE pro-wrestling legend Chris Jericho reprised his role as host for the fourth consecutive year; heavy-metal frontman Sebastian Bach and Sirius XM’s Jose Mangin hosted the Black Carpet pre-show special.

The event featured appearances by some of the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal, including Gene Simmons, Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead, Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Jason Newsted, Zakk Wylde, Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D, Kerry King of Slayer, Munky and Brian “Head” Welch of Korn, David Ellefson and Chris Broderick of Megadeth, Heaven’s Basement, Testament, In This Moment, John 5, Queensrÿche, Al Jourgensen of Ministry, Rudy Sarzo, Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction, Orianthi, Butcher Babies and many more. Also in attendance were UFC legend Chuck Liddell and actor Danny Masterson.

The 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Award Show featured one-of-a-kind surprise collaborations that honored the past, present and future of heavy music. Some of those performances last night included Anthrax with special guests Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown on Pantera's "This Love,” The Dillinger Escape Plan with special guest Chino Moreno of the Deftones on Depeche Mode's "Behind the Wheel,” Halestorm with special guest David Draiman of Disturbed and Device on Led Zeppelin's “Whole Lotta Love,” Five Finger Death Punch with special guest Rob Halford on their new single "Lift Me Up" and Rob Zombie and John 5 on White Zombie's "Thunder Kiss '65," Stone Sour with special guests Clown and Chris Fehn of Slipknot on Black Sabbath's "Children of the Grave” and Danzig with special guest Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein playing a Misfits set.

Metallica closed out the night with an epic four-song set, including a cameo by Rob Halford on Judas Priest’s “Rapid Fire.”

Viewers tuned in last night not only to see the rare performances, but also to see who took home the night’s coveted awards. Rob Zombie was presented with this year’s Golden God Award (presented by Sumerian Records), performers and hard-rock icons Metallica received the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award (presented by Ernie Ball), and the Riff Lord Award (presented by EMG Pickups) went to Black Sabbath axman Tony Iommi.

Fans everywhere were given the opportunity to vote to help decide who would take home the remaining awards. More than 3.25 million votes were cast.

Here's a complete list of the fan-voted 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Award Winners:

“Album of the Year” (presented by Orange Amplification): Deftones, "Koi No Yokan"
“Best Guitarist” (presented by Epiphone): John 5, of Rob Zombie
“Best Drummer” (presented by Drum Workshop): Arejay Hale, of Halestorm
“Paul Gray Best Bassist” (presented by Dean Markley): Lemmy Kilmister, of Motörhead
“Best Vocalist” (presented by Rockstar Energy Drink): Corey Taylor, of Slipknot and Stone Sour
“Song of the Year” (presented by Affliction): Black Veil Brides, "In The End"
“Best Live Band” (presented by Samson): Slipknot
“Best New Talent” (presented by Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival): Device
“Most Metal Athlete” (presented by Roadrunner Records): Triple H
“Comeback of the Year” (presented by Eagle Rock): Tenacious D
“Most Dedicated Fans” (presented by Xbox LIVE): HIM

For more information on the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards presented by Epiphone, visit All of the performances and award presentation videos from the event can be viewed here.

Add a Comment

Similar Guitar News

Slipknot Premiere “XIX” Music Video (10/5/2015)
Slipknot have released a video for “XIX,” the leadoff track from 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter. The song was written as a eulogy for bassist Paul Gray, who died in May 2010 from an accidental painkiller overdose. Check out the video below and let ...
Slipknot Premiere "Killpop" Music Video (6/8/2015)
Slipknot have premiered the music video for their new single, “Killpop.” The clip, which was directed by the band’s own Shawn “Clown” Crahan, arrives as the band prepares to embark on their massive summer headline tour, also known as the “Summ...
Lamb of God Premiere New Song, "Embers," Featuring Deftones' Chino Moreno (7/20/2015)
Lamb of God have premiered a new song, "Embers." The song, which is taken from the band's latest album VII: Sturm Und Drang, features Chino Moreno of metal legends Deftones. You can check it out below. VII: Sturm Und Drang is available for pre...
"Elders React to Slipknot" — Video (6/11/2015)
Check out this ridiculous new video of elders reacting to Slipknot below. And by the way, we don't normally use the word "elders" (we're not suddenly part of an obscure tribe in The Lord of the Rings). We're just using the word because, well, be...
Sock Puppet Parody of Slipknot's "Wait and Bleed" — Video (3/6/2015)
Sock-puppet band Socknot have released the video for their song “Wait in Bleach,” which hilariously parodies Slipknot’s “Wait and Bleed.” Check out their video, made by SockPuppetParody, below and let us know what you think in the comments or o...
Did the Identities of Slipknot’s Drummer and Bassist Just Get Outed? (12/4/2014)
A couple of photos have surfaced on the Instagram feed of Norm Costa, a drum tech who has worked with Slayer, which seem to reveal the identities of Slipknot's drummer and bassist. Apparently, Costa was hired to tech for Slipknot's drummer (whos...
Total Guitar 260 on sale now: Slipknot's Jim Root and Mick Thomson (10/27/2014)
Read more about Total Guitar 260 on sale now: Slipknot's Jim Root and Mick Thomson at Total Guitar issue 260 is on sale from todayClick here to download the latest issue for iOSClick here to download the latest issue for And
Slipknot Premiere New Song, "Killpop" — Listen (10/16/2014)
Slipknot will release their new album, .5: The Gray Chapter, October 21. In anticipation, the band has been rolling out new songs from the record for streaming online. Today, the band released their latest single, "Killpop." Check it out below a...
Slipknot Premiere New Song, "Custer" — Listen (10/10/2014)
Slipknot have premiered a crushing new song, “Custer,” off their highly anticipated fifth album, .5: The Gray Chapter, which is due for release October 21 in the U.S. The song follows the lead single “The Devil in I,” which was the second track ...
Slipknot's Jim Root and Mick Thomson Talk Brutal New Album, '.5: The Gray Chapter' (10/8/2014)
This is an excerpt from the December 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this Slipknot story, plus features on Slash, Joe Bonamassa, Lenny Kravitz, Paul Gilbert, Motionless In White, Electric Wizard and more, including lessons, tabs and ...
5 things we learnt from hearing the new Slipknot album The Gray Chapter (10/3/2014)
Read more about 5 things we learnt from hearing the new Slipknot album The Gray Chapter at A new Slipknot album is always going to be an event, but this really is something else. A whole lot has changed in the six long years that ...
Slipknot Premiere New Song, "The Devil in I" — Listen (8/25/2014)
Slipknot have premiered a new song, "The Devil in I," and you can hear it below. It's the first official single from their upcoming fifth album. As always, give it a listen and let us know what you think in the comments or on Facebook! Earlier t...
Slipknot Premiere New Song, “The Negative One” (8/1/2014)
After a long series of video teasers for their highly anticipated fifth album, Slipknot have premiered a far-beyond-heavy new song, "The Negative One." It's their first original song in six years and first ever without drummer Joey Jordison, wh...
Deftones Premiere "Romantic Dreams" Music Video (9/25/2013)
Deftones have released a new music video for "Romantic Dreams" off last year's Koi No Yokan, which was named Revolver's Album of the Year.  The clip was directed by skater and filmmaker Brett Novak and features fellow skater Jason Park. Check i...
Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison announces new band (6/24/2013)
Read more about Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison announces new band at Joey Jordison has unveiled a brand new band – Scary the Martyr.The Slipknot drummer has taken on the roles of songwriting, drummer, bassist and guitarist for the...
Photo Gallery: Metallica, Deftones, Red Hot Chili Peppers and More at 2013 Orion Music + More (6/10/2013)
If you missed the 2013 version of the Orion Music + More fest, which took place on Detroit's Belle Isle over the weekend, we hope this photo gallery will help set the scene. The fest kicked off Saturday, June 8; among Saturday's events were Meta...