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2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards: The Best + Worst of This Year’s Ceremony
By Graham 'Gruhamed' Hartmann April 24, 2014 1:09 PM
Guns N' Roses / Slayer / Joan Jett
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Another edition of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards has come and gone, paying tribute to rock and metal artists who otherwise may never get the media attention deserved. The full 2014 ceremony, which clocked it at around four hours, experienced many ups and downs. Thus, we’re recapping the most awesome and not-so-awesome moments from the show.
The show started off on a huge high note, with Marilyn Manson introducing a surprise performance by Slayer while the ‘Antichrist Superstar’ was shrouded in darkness. Slayer jammed ‘South of Heaven,’ ‘War Ensemble’ and even the never-before-heard track ‘Implode,’ which is now available for free download. After Slayer’s performance, however, the Golden Gods began to show some cracks which would plague the night from that point onward.
One shocker of a moment was when Deep Purple were awarded the Comeback of the Year award, beating out Black Sabbath in a controversial decision. Anthrax‘s Scott Ian, who announced the nominees, was visibly disappointed at the result. (Jethro Tull, anyone?) Ian even tweeted about the decision later on:
Additionally, Five Finger Death Punch singer Ivan Moody criticized the result while onstage, claiming that Sabbath should have won the honor. It should be stated that the awards were fan-voted, so it’s hard to knock the organizers when it came to the winners.
One embarrassing production error came during Zakk Wylde‘s piano performance of Black Label Society‘s ‘In This River.’ Photos of deceased rock and metal legends provided the backdrop for Zakk’s performance, but in a moment that infuriated fans, late Warrant vocalist Jani Lane was credited as a member of Motorhead:
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