Golden God Awards 2014
The Revolver Golden Gods Awards was held again at L.A.’s intimate Club Nokia. Marilyn Manson opened the show introducing a surprise performance by Slayer. Jim Florentine, Eddie Trunk and Don Jamieson, from VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show,” hosted the show and introduced the cast assembled included musicians: Scott Ian , Ace Frehley, Tool’s Danny Carey, Richie Sambora, and Dave Navarro; TV stars: Pauley Perrette, Joe Manganiello and Bam Margera; an athlete: Tony Hawk; a comedian: Andrew Dice Clay; and a surprise movie star: Nicolas Cage. Cage presented Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose with the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award.
Slayer were followed by a variety of live performances, including A Day To Remember and Suicide Silence.
The Pretty Reckless, featuring Taylor Momsen, was followed by an In Memoriam segment featuring Wylde on piano performing the quiet Black Label Society ballad “In This River.” Joan Jett — who received the Golden God(dess) award from Alice Cooper — & The Blackhearts played a set capped by their hit “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” with Momsen sharing vocals.
The night ended with an hour-long set by Guns N’ Roses, which had everyone, including me, writhing and dancing like it was 1989 and we were in tight leather pants. Their set, which included GNR standards such as “Paradise City” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine”.