Nominations for the 2014 Golden Gods Awards, America’s only hard-rock and heavy-metal awards show have been announced.
Among this year’s nominees are heavyweights Black Sabbath, Korn, Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, Queens of The Stone Age, Alice in Chains, Mötley Crue, Pierce The Veil, The Pretty Reckless, etc.
This year’s Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award will go to hard-rock legend and Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose, with Rose taking his place in the REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS hall of fame alongside such previous honorees as Metallica, Rush, Mötley Crüe, Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead and Ozzy Osbourne. Guns N’ Roses are one of the most celebrated acts in music history with sales of more than 100 million albums worldwide and continue to tour annually, headlining sold-out stadium shows and festivals across the globe.
Iconic rocker Joan Jett will be the recipient of the Golden God Award, given each year to one special honoree that embodies the spirit of hard rock and metal. The legendary axewoman, singer, songwriter and performer makes her mark in Golden Gods history as the first female to receive the coveted honor alongside such previous winners as Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper and Gene Simmons. Jett’s latest album, Unvarnished, surged into the top 50 on the Billboard Top 200 upon its 2013 release and features the hit single “Any Weather.”
The 2014 Golden Gods Awards will take place at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 23. Tickets are now on sale via AXS.com. Details will be announced soon for fans at home to tune in and catch all of the action.
Full list of nominees can be seen, after the jump. Cast your vote now at WWW.GOLDENGODS2014.COM.