America's first-ever hard rock and heavy metal music award show — the first annual Epiphone Revolver Golden Gods Awards, presented by the Honda Fury — will take place Tuesday, April 7 at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles and be broadcast on MTV2 as a one-hour special debuting Saturday, May 2. Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the event, presented by America's leading heavy music magazine Revolver.
Hosted by actor/comic Brian Posehn ("The Sarah Silverman Program"), the Epiphone Revolver Golden Gods Awards will be highlighted by performances from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HATEBREED, ALL THAT REMAINS, SUICIDE SILENCE and a special guest to be announced soon. The evening — a celebration of the music 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, Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson of TESTAMENT, PROTEST THE HERO, Marta Peterson from BLEEDING THROUGH, ISIS, Brendon Small from DETHKLOK, WWE wrestler CM Punk and many more. A limited number of tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, February 20 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com, select Macy's and all Ritmo Latino stores. Charge by phone at 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.
"Hard rock and heavy metal have needed an event like this in the States for years, and Revolver is fortunate enough to be in a position where we can make it happen," says Revolver Editor-In-Chief Tom Beaujour. "We're also really psyched and honored to be partnering with MTV2 and 'Headbangers Ball'."
As the home of "Headbangers Ball", the longest running show on the network, MTV2 will serve as the exclusive broadcast partner for the one hour Epiphone Revolver Golden Gods Awards special on May 2. On-air and online programming and content will include the following leading up to the airdate:
* Week of April 20 - Fans will be able to check out the Headbangers Ball Blog and MTV2.com for great behind-the-scenes info and access to Epiphone Revolver Golden Gods Awards artists.
* Saturday, April 25 - MTV2 will air a one-hour Epiphone Revolver Golden Gods Awards nominee special.
* Week of April 27 - Rock aficionados can catch MTV2 every day for a one-hour daily strip of "Headbangers Ball" hosted by Sirius' Jose Mangin featuring special guests and performances.
* Saturday, May 2 - MTV2 will air one-hour Epiphone Revolver Golden Gods Awards special.
The show will be produced by Kevin Lyman's 4Fini, Inc., who will also bring you this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which launches July 10 at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Sacramento, California and features MARILYN MANSON, SLAYER, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and many more. Revolver is the official media sponsor of the tour.