MySpace Music, the world's premier online music portal, has announce a special MySpace Reader's Choice Award to be presented at the first annual Epiphone Revolver Golden Gods Awards. Taking place on Tuesday, April 7 at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles, the show will feature performances by MEGADETH, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HATEBREED, ALL THAT REMAINS and SUICIDE SILENCE.
The MySpace community will have the unique opportunity to vote for the recipient of one of the awards show's most coveted awards. Between March 16 and March 31, fans will be able to vote for the winning band on the MySpace Metal community page.
The nominees for the inaugural award are:
PROTEST THE HERO
THE ACACIA STRAIN
America's first-ever hard rock and heavy metal music award show, Epiphone Revolver Golden Gods Awards will be broadcast on MTV2 as a one-hour special debuting Saturday, May 2. The ultimate evening of heavy music will also feature a very special DJ set from SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor to kick off the event. The night will culminate with rock legend Ozzy Osbourne being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine commends Revolver on the awards, noting: "Finally a heavy metal award, of the people, by the people, and for the people! This evening's line-up of talent is a heavy metal fan's wet dream! Only Revolver would have the credibility to make our dreams come true with the first annual Golden Gods Awards. To see Ozzy get a lifetime achievement is long overdue. It is an honor to say, 'YES! MEGADETH will headline!' I doubt JETHRO TULL will be getting an award."
Hosted by actor/comic Brian Posehn ("The Sarah Silverman Program"), the night — a celebration of one of rock's most enduring and fan-supported genres — will also feature special appearances by MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister, Glenn Danzig, Maynard James Keenan of TOOL and PUSCIFER, Jonathan Davis of KORN, ALICE IN CHAINS, Vinnie Paul, Scott Ian, Olympic gold-medalist Shaun White, Chuck Billy of TESTAMENT, PROTEST THE HERO, Marta Peterson from BLEEDING THROUGH, ISIS, Ken Susi and Trevor Phipps of UNEARTH, Brendon Small from DETHKLOK, STEEL PANTHER, WWE wrestler CM Punk, Sirius XM radio host Jose Mangin, "Chaos" radio host Full Metal Jackie and many more.
Rock fans have the opportunity to experience this incredible night of rock and roll for a low ticket price. A limited number of tickets are now on sale to the public via Ticketmaster.com, select Macy's, all Ritmo Latino stores and 800.745.3000. Tickets for Club Nokia events are also available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Staples Center box office. General admission tickets are $35.00 and VIP tickets are $75.00.