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Metallica and Rob Zombie were honored while Deftones, Corey Taylor and Slipknot took away the top prizes at the fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which took place Thursday night (May 2nd) in Los Angeles. The celebratory heavy metal and hard rock event had a shadow cast over it by the death earlier that day of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman, with many of the winners and performers paying tribute to the fallen thrash metal icon.


Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 mentioned Hanneman right off the bat when he accepted the first award of the night for Best Guitarist, saying, "This one's for Jeff. We love you."

  • Other winners included Halestorm's Arejay Hale for Best Drummer, Corey Taylor for Best Vocalist, Deftones for Best Album, Device for Best New Talent and Slipknot for Best Live Band.
  • The latter award was presented by Slayer guitarist Kerry King and ex-Ozzy axeman Zakk Wylde. King raised a toast to his late bandmate, saying that a moment of silence would not be appropriate and asking for a "moment of noise" instead.
  • Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi accepted his Riff Lord award via video, while Golden God winner Rob Zombie and Lifetime Achievement honorees Metallica kept their speeches brief.
  • Performances included Device singer David Draiman teaming with Halestorm for a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love," Metallica doing Judas Priest's "Rapid Fire with Priest frontman Rob Halford, Rob Zombie joining Five Finger Death Punch for White Zombie's "Thunderkiss '65" and a partial reunion of Pantera as singer Philip Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown joined Anthrax for a run through Pantera's "This Love."

CHECK IT OUT: Watch Metallica and Rob Halford perform "Rapid Fire":

Here's Halestorm and David Draiman doing "Whole Lotta Love":

Watch Anthrax perform "This Love" with Philip Anselmo and Rex Brown of Pantera:

Read more at Revolver and Loudwire

Read John 5's thoughts about his "Best Guitarist" award at Blabbermouth

Loudwire reports Stone Sour welcome Slipknot members for Black Sabbath cover at 2013 Revolver Golden Gods

Blabbermouth posts video of Rob Halford joining Metallica on stage for Judas Priest at Revolver Golden Gods. Read more at Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock and Rolling Stone  Check out an interview with Metallica at Blabbermouth

Blabbermouth posts video of Five Finger Death Punch joined by Rob Halford for new song debut at Revolver Golden Gods. Read more at Loudwire

Blabbermouth posts video of Disturbed singer joins Halestorm for cover of Led Zeppelin  Read more at Loudwire

Loudwire reports Anthrax rock 2013 Revolver Golden Gods with Pantera’s Philip Anselmo and Rex Brown  Read more at Blabbermouth

Loudwire reports Danzig and Doyle rip through Misfits favorites at 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards  Check out the entire performance at Blabbermouth

Blabbermouth posts video of The Dillinger Escape Plan getings bloody for "Revolver Golden Gods" performance  Read more at Loudwire

Loudwire reports Phil Anselmo, Corey Taylor and more reflect on Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman at Revolver Golden Gods.  Read more at Blabbermouth and Billboard

Loudwire posts Revolver Golden Gods 2013 – exclusive black carpet photo gallery and quotes

Blabbermouth posts video of Metallica, Motorhead, Alice Cooper, Korn interviewed on "Revolver" black carpet.  Check out more interviews at Blabbermouth

Blabbermouth posts video of Slipknot, Megadeth, Newsted, Queensryche, ex-Pantera members name songs that should be banned

Check out an interview with Rob Zombie at Blabbermouth

Check out an interview with Jason Newsted at Blabbermouth

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