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REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS awards show to be broadcast live in its entirety on XBOX LIVE

Published March 13, 2012 10:12 am

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New honorees, presenters, performers and special guests have been announced for the fourth annual REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS, presented by Epiphone.

The event will be Wednesday, April 11, at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles. Fans without tickets can still watch the show though, as it will be broadcast live in its entirety on XBOX LIVE, as well as on the XBOX and Revolver Facebook pages.

The award show live broadcast is the first -ver of its kind and kicks off at 7 p.m. Mountain time. The Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by XBOX LIVE, will go to prog-rock pioneers RUSH, who will release their 19th studio album, "Clockwork Angels," this year on Roadrunner Records. The award will be presented by Jack Black and Kyle Gass of TENACIOUS D, whose new record, "Rize of the Fenix," hits stores on May 15.

Right before the official start of the show, PANTERA will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their landmark album, "Vulgar Display of Power," with the worldwide debut of their first music video in 12 years, for the previously unreleased song, "Piss," from the "Vulgar" recording sessions. Adding to the festivities, The 2012 REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS SHOW will feature one-of-a-kind special performances and collaborations. Newly announced performers include KORN, who are nominated for multiple Golden Gods awards. "Revolver rocks! TRIVIUM has also been added to bill, as well as Yngwie Malmsteen, who will open the show, playing "The Star Spangled Banner," alongside a full military color guard. Finally, TWISTED SISTER's Dee Snider is set to appear with previously announced performers BLACK VEIL BRIDES for a performance of his band's '80s anthem "I Wanna Rock." The live concert will also include MARILYN MANSON, who appears on the cover of the latest issue of Revolver; SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators; EVANESCENCE; and SIXX:A.M., featuring Nikki Sixx of MÖTLEY CRÜE and DJ Ashba of GUNS N' ROSES. Cast your vote now in some of the categories at http://WWW.GOLDENGODSAWARDS.COM. The ballots are open until April 1.