Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden Receive Golden Gods Awards Noms
Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden 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.
Rob Zombie 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 (Deftones), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour), Nico McBrain (Iron Maiden) and Avenged Sevenfold'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 "Nightmare", Black Label Society's "Order of the Black", the Deftones' "Diamond Eyes", "Audio Secrecy" by Stone Sour and Volbeat's "Beyond Hell/Above Heaven".
Iron Maiden will compete with Avenged Sevenfold, Gwar, Megadeth, Rammstein and Sevendust for the Best Live Band honor, while Faith No More, Soundgarden, A Perfect Circle, Accept and System of a Down will fight it out for Comeback of the Year.
Alice Cooper will be the recipient of the 2011 Golden God Award, while Motley Crue 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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