Lemmy & Halford Named Golden Gods Top Honourees
Motorhead star Lemmy and Judas Priest's Rob Halford are to be honoured with top prizes at the second annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards in April (10).
Ace of Spades singer Lemmy will be the 2010 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, while fellow Brit Halford will take home the event's Golden God Award.
Rob Zombie, Fear Factory and Zakk Wylde will provide the performances at this year's show, which will be held at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, while Andrew W.K. and professional wrestler-turned-musician Chris Jericho will co-host.
Nominees for awards were announced on Wednesday (17Feb09) and Heaven & Hell lead the pack with four, including a Best Vocalist nod for Ronnie James Dio, who was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer, and a Best Guitarist salute for Tony Iommi.
The supergroup also landed nominations for Album of the Year and Comeback of the Year.
Slayer scored three nominations for Album of the Year, Best Live Act and Best Drummer (Dave Lombardo).
Alice In Chains, Fear Factory, Metallica, Megadeth, Mastodon and Them Crooked Vultures scores two nods apiece.
The coveted Album of the Year prize will be fought for by Alice in Chains (Black Gives Way to Blue), Heaven & Hell (The Devil You Know), Mastodon (Crack the Skye), Megadeth (Endgame), Slayer (World Painted Blood) and Them Crooked Vultures (Them Crooked Vultures).