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Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden Receive Golden Gods Awards Noms

February 25, 2011 (7:27 am) GMT
The frontman will battle Bruce Dickinson for Best Vocalist while the other band members are also vying for best player prizes.
Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden Receive Golden Gods Awards Noms

and will be the frontrunners at this year's third annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards after picking up multiple nominations on Thursday, February 24. Ozzy will battle Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson for Best Vocalist, while the Prince of Darkness' guitarist and drummer will battle Maiden's men for the night's best player prizes.

also picks up multiple nods - his touring guitarist is up for Best Guitarist and drummer Joey Jordison will compete with Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne), Abe Cunningham (), Roy Mayorga (), Nico McBrain (Iron Maiden) and 's recently departed bandmate Mike Portnoy for the Best Drummer title.

Meanwhile, fighting Brits Osbourne and Dickinson for the Best Vocalist award will be Glenn Danzig (Danzig), Chino Moreno (Deftones), M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold) and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor. Ozzy's Scream is up for Album of the Year alongside Avenged Sevenfold's "", 's "", the Deftones' "", "" by Stone Sour and 's "".

Iron Maiden will compete with Avenged Sevenfold, Gwar, , and for the Best Live Band honor, while , , , Accept and will fight it out for Comeback of the Year.

will be the recipient of the 2011 Golden God Award, while will be honored with the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. The ceremony will take place April 20 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. The original Alice Cooper Band line-up will perform for the first time in 40 years at the event.

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