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Metallica to be honored at Golden Gods Awards
Metallica to be honored at Golden Gods Awards

Metallica will be given the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award and perform at the fifth annual Golden Gods Awards. The show will take place May 2nd at Club Nokia in Los Angeles and shown live on AXS TV. Other bands performing at the awards include Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm and Stone Sour. Rob Zombie will be given the Golden God Award at the event, while Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi will be given the Riff Lord Award. Check out the nominees for the fan voted awards below.

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

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

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

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

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

Comeback of the Year
•Aerosmith
•The Darkness
•Quicksand
•Refused
•Soundgarden
•Tenacious D

Song of the Year
•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”

Album of the Year
•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

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