MTV2 AND HEADBANGERS BALL TO FEATURE COVERAGE ON-AIR AND ONLINE LEADING TO EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST SPECIAL ON SATURDAY, MAY 2
OZZY OSBOURNE TO BE PRESENTED WITH “LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD”
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 Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister, Glenn Danzig, Maynard James Keenan, Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson of Testament, Protest The Hero, Marta 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 AM Pacific Time at all Ticketmaster locations, the Club Nokia box office and online at: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Epiphone-Revolver-Golden-Gods-Awards-tickets/artist/1295543. 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 proud to be partnering with MTV2, the home of Headbangers Ball–the hardest show in the world.”
As the home of Headbanger’s Ball, the longest running show on the network, MTV2 will serve as the exclusive broadcast partner for the one hour 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 (http://headbangersblog.mtv.com/) and MTV2.com for great behind-the-scenes info and access to REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS artists
• Saturday, April 25 – MTV2 will air a one-hour 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 to air one-hour 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, CA and features Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage, Bullet For My Valentine and many more. Revolver is the official media sponsor of the tour. For more information on The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, please visit www.mayhemfest.com.
EXCLUSIVE LIVE PERFORMANCES FROM:
ALL THAT REMAINS!
PROTEST THE HERO, and more!!!
Hosted by BRIAN POSEHN (Sarah Silverman Show, Just Shoot Me)
With APPEARANCES BY:
MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN!
ALICE IN CHAINS!
GET THEM NOW BEFORE IT SELLS OUT!!! GO HERE!
Look for additional information about the EPIPHONE REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS to be announced in the coming weeks and go to www.GoldenGodsAwards.com for updates.
The REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS are made possible through the support of title sponsor Epiphone Guitar and presenting sponsor Honda, along with MySpace Music, MTV2, Affliction Clothing, Sinful Clothing, XM/Sirius, Century Media Records, Roadrunner Records, Prosthetic Records, E1 Entertainment, Nuclear Blast, Snap Jack, Guitar World, Metal Hammer and Peavey.
The EPIPHONE REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS are also partnering with the T.J. Martell Foundation (www.tjmartellfoundation.org) as their official charity. This foundation has provided more than $225 million for innovative, early-stage medical research seeking cures and better treatments for Leukemia, Cancer & AIDS.
About Revolver Magazine: Written for the hardcore, by the hardcore, Revolver is the leading publication for hard-rock and heavy-metal fans and musicians. It takes readers into the studio, onto the stage, behind the scenes and into their favorite artists' hearts and minds with an in-your-face, high-energy attitude. In publication for seven years, Revolver speaks readers' language and provides them with exclusive, in-depth information they can't find in any other music magazine. Revolver is also the official metal magazine of MySpace Metal (www.myspace.com/revolvermagazine).
About MTV2: Now reaching over 75 million homes, MTV2 possesses the highest concentration of young males in all of television, and reflects the way our audience consumes media. MTV2 is the premier destination for the hottest mix of music programming, exclusive access to bands and groundbreaking music as well as a compelling line-up of music, irreverent lifestyle and cross-platform programming.
About Epiphone: Recognized worldwide as a leader in musical instrument design, quality and innovation since 1873, the Epiphone Company produces every major type of fretted instrument including electric and acoustic guitars, mandolins and banjos as well as amplifiers. Epiphone’s new “Prophecy” guitars are designed specifically for advanced players of rock and metal with a focus on speed, tone and reliability. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Epiphone is part of the Gibson family of brands. For more information visit www.epiphone.com.