Tonight at 11 p.m., MTV2 will start to ramp up for Saturday's (May 2) exclusive telecast of the Epiphone Revolver Golden Gods Awards by presenting an hour-long episode of "Headbangers Ball" hosted by Dave Mustaine, the frontman of Golden Gods headliners MEGADETH.
Several interview clips with Mustaine about the awards show, the lack of respect given to metal by the Grammys, the next MEGADETH album and more, can be viewed below.
America's first-ever hard rock and heavy metal music award show will be broadcast on MTV2 as a one-hour special debuting Saturday, May 2. The ultimate evening of heavy music featured performances from MEGADETH, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HATEBREED, ALL THAT REMAINS and SUICIDE SILENCE, along with a very special DJ set from SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor to kick off the event. The night ill culminated with rock legend Ozzy Osbourne being honored with a Lifetime Achievement 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 — also featured 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, PROTEST THE HERO, ISIS, Brendon Small from DETHKLOK, STEEL PANTHER and WWE wrestler CM Punk.