Lemmy & Rob Halford Named 'Golden Gods' Top Honorees
Rob Zombie, Fear Factory and Zakk Wylde will provide the performances at this year's show, which will be held at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, while Andrew WK and professional wrestler-turned-musician Chris Jericho will co-host.
Nominees for awards were announced on Wednesday and Heaven & Hell lead the pack with four, including a Best Vocalist nod for Ronnie James Dio, who was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer and a Best Guitarist salute for Tony Iommi. The super-group also landed nominations for Album of the Year and Comeback of the Year.
Slayer scored three nominations for Album of the Year, Best Live Act and Best Drummer (Dave Lombardo). Alice In Chains, Fear Factory, Metallica, Megadeth, Mastodon and Them Crooked Vultures scores two nods apiece.
The coveted Album of the Year prize will be fought for by Alice in Chains (Black Gives Way to Blue), Heaven & Hell (The Devil You Know), Mastodon (Crack the Skye), Megadeth (Endgame), Slayer (World Painted Blood) and Them Crooked Vultures (Them Crooked Vultures).
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