Behind-the-scenes footage from the photo shoot for the cover of the July 2009 issue of Revolver magazine can be viewed below. Making appearances in the clip are Lemmy (MOTÖRHEAD), Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH), Jonathan Davis (KORN), Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT), Vinnie Paul Abbott (HELLYEAH, PANTERA), Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED), as well as members of ALICE IN CHAINS, SUICIDE SILENCE, PROTEST THE HERO, UNEARTH, and many, many more. It's all set to MEGADETH's exclusive performance of "Sweating Bullets" onstage at the first annual Epiphone Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which was held on April 7 at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles.
America's first-ever hard rock and heavy metal music award show was broadcast on MTV2 as a one-hour special on 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 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.