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Guns N' Roses & Joan Jett among honorees at Wednesday's Golden Gods

Guns N' Roses & Joan Jett among honorees at Wednesday's Golden Gods

Guns N' Roses and Joan Jett are among the headlining acts taking part in the Revolver Golden Gods Awards. 

Alice Cooper has been tapped to present the event's highest honor -- the Golden God Award -- to its first female recipient, Joan Jett.  Alice says Jett is more than deserving of the recognition.  He explains that Joan has "never compromised who she is," and is "a rocker through and through." 

Jett and her band The Blackhearts will also perform at the ceremony along with Guns N' Roses, who'll take the stage with former bassist Duff McKagan.  GNR frontman Axl Rose  will also be honored. 

Black Sabbath is among the top nominees heading into the fan-voted event, with bids in five categories.  Motley Crue, Slayer, Metallica, Korn, and Queens of the Stone Age are some of the others up for awards. 

The 2014 Revolver Golden Gods will take place in Los Angeles Wednesday night.  The four-hour ceremony will be streamed live at VH1.com starting at 10:00 p.m. Eastern, 7:00 p.m. Pacific.  An edited highlights special will debut on VH1 Classic on May 24th. 

2014 Revolver Golden Gods nominees follow 

Album of the Year 

AVENGED SEVENFOLD - "Hail to the King" 
BLACK SABBATH - "13" 
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH - "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1 and 2" 
KORN - "The Paradigm Shift" 
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE - "...Like Clockwork" 
VOLBEAT - "Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies" 

Best Vocalist 

Jeremy McKinnon (A DAY TO REMEMBER) 
M. Shadows (AVENGED SEVENFOLD) 
Ivan Moody (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) 
Papa Emeritus II (GHOST B.C.) 
Jonathan Davis (KORN) 
Josh Homme (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) 

Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist(s) 

Jerry Cantrell (ALICE IN CHAINS) 
Synyster Gates & Zacky Vengeance (AVENGED SEVENFOLD) 
Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH) 
John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER) 
Zoltan Bathory & Jason Hook (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) 
Munky & Head (KORN) 

Paul Gray Best Bassist 

Johnny Christ (AVENGED SEVENFOLD) 
Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH) 
Chris Kael (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) 
Rex Brown (KILL DEVIL HILL) 
Fieldy (KORN) 
Emma Anzai (SICK PUPPIES) 

Best Drummer 

Arin Ilejay (AVENGED SEVENFOLD) 
Brad Wilk (for his work with BLACK SABBATH) 
Vinny Appice (KILL DEVIL HILL) 
Matt Halpern (PERIPHERY) 
Chris Adler (for his work with PROTEST THE HERO) 
Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS) 

Best Live Band 

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN 
GOJIRA 
LAMB OF GOD 
MOTLEY CRUE 
SLAYER 
ROB ZOMBIE 

Song Of The Year 

ALICE IN CHAINS - "Hollow" 
AVENGED SEVENFOLD - "Hail to the King" 
BRING ME THE HORIZON - "Shadow Moses" 
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH - "Lift Me Up" 
OF MICE & MEN - "You're Not Alone" 
THE PRETTY RECKLESS - "Going to Hell" 

Best Film & Video 

BEHEMOTH - "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel" 
HUNTRESS - "Zenith" 
LAMB OF GOD - "As the Palaces Burn" 
METALLICA - "Through the Never" 
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE - "America" 
PIERCE THE VEIL - "This is a Wasteland" 

Best New Talent 

DEAFHEAVEN 
HEAVEN'S BASEMENT 
ISSUES 
SCAR THE MARTYR 
TWELVE FOOT NINJA 
+++ (CROSSES) 

Comeback of the Year 

BLACK SABBATH 
CARCASS 
DEEP PURPLE 
NINE INCH NAILS 
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE 
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES 

Most Metal Athlete 

Tony Alva (skateboarder) 
Grant Balfour (MLB) 
Josh Barnett (mixed martial artist, UFC) 
Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors, NBA) 
Derek Garland (Metal Mulisha, motocross) 
Tuukka Rask (Boston Bruins, NHL) 

Most Dedicated Fans 

A DAY TO REMEMBER 
AVENGED SEVENFOLD 
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH 
OF MICE & MEN 
THE PRETTY RECKLESS 
SLAYER 

Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award 
GUNS N' ROSES' AXL ROSE 

The Golden God Award 
JOAN JETT 

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