Though we won’t be able to actually watch the Revolver Golden Gods awards show until late May, the Internet has spoiled it for us. And the winners are … for Best Vocalist, Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age. Rob Zombie got best live band. Avended Sevenfold’s fans got elected Most Devoted. The Paul Gray Best Bassist Award when to Chris Kael of Five Finger Death Punch. Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance got the Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarst award. Avenged Sevenfold’s drummer got voted the Best. The Album of the Year was Black Sabbath’s 13. Joan Jett got the Golden God Award and the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award when to … wait for it … Axl Rose (jeapordy theme). The ceremony was held yesterday in Los Angeles. There were performances from Slayer, A Day to Remember, The Pretty Reckless Joan Jett and Guns N’ Roses. The show will air on VH1’s various music channels May 24th. Check your local listings.
Hearing opens wounds
Painful memories are being dug up in an involuntary manslaughter trial of the doctor who treated late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray. The 2010 death in Iowa was deemed drug related. Gray’s widow took to the stand to talk about his final days dealing with addiction. Doctor Daniel Baldi faces charges of carelessly prescribing heavy drugs to not just of Gray, but 8 others who died from OD. It’s unclear how long the trial will take.
The Dave Brokie Memorial Art Show is shaping up to be quite the affair. Beginning May 3rd 100 artists will deisplay their GWAR-inspired work for a month-long event. The MF Gallery in Brooklyn will host the array of artwork. Plus there’ll be all kinds of other GWAR-related memorabilia. The band still plans to host the 5th annual GWAR-B-Q the day before the art show opens. Plus there’s the Dave Brockie Foundation that hopes to raise money to create a statue in Brockie’s honor. Brockie died March 23rd. A cause of death has not been released yet, but the case is being investigated as drug-related because of evidence found at the scene.
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