Nominees Named For 2011 Revolver Golden Gods…And Who Should Win

This is a joke, right?

Not sure how you folks feel about the Revolver Golden Gods Awards but frankly, I think its a waste of time and money; awards shows cost a pretty penny and that money could probably be better used, say, putting out more mags every year. It’s also kind of funny, knowing that half the dudes who work there don’t even listen to metal.

Set for April 20 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California, this year’s Golden God Award will be given to Alice Cooper, while Mötley Crüe will be honored with the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award.

Chris Jericho is back to host, and DevilDriver, Asking Alexandria, Volbeat and Duff McKagan’s Loaded have all been tapped to perform. After the jump, the nominees and who should win the award in italics…not that my choices will win. The people I think should win never do. I mean, if I were coming up with the nominees, they’d look a lot different than what follows. Half of these dudes were probably nominated just so they’d show up. How else do you explain Ozzy’s album of the year nod?

This nominees should be better than the ones offered up during the Grammys, but they’re not. This awards show should have been a proper metal response to those other stuffy awards shows. This is just a way to secure advertising for the next year…favors.

2011 Revolver Golden Gods nominees:

Epiphone Best Guitarist(s)

John 5 (Rob Zombie)
Dan Donegan (Disturbed)
Gus G. (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 (Avenged Sevenfold, Dream Theater)

Best Vocalist

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

Affliction Album of the Year

Avenged Sevenfold’s Nightmare
Black Label Society’s Order of the Black
Deftones’ Diamond Eyes
Ozzy Osbourne’s Scream
Stone Sour’s Audio Secrecy
Volbeat’s Beyond Hell/Above Heaven
(None of these albums deserves the win, but if I had to pick…D-Tones)

Samson Zoom Best Live Band

Avenged Sevenfold
Iron Maiden

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

Faith No More
A Perfect Circle
System of a Down

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