Motley Crue

 
IRON MAIDEN and OZZY OSBOURNE lead the pack with multiple nominations at this year’s Revolver Golden Gods Awards, set to take place April 20, 2011 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.
 
Ozzy and Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson are up for Best Vocalist and both band’s guitarists and drummer, respectively, are nominated.
 
Iron Maiden and MEGADETH are up for Best Live Band and ACCEPT for Comeback of the Year.
 
The 2011 “Golden God Award” will be presented to ALICE COOPER, while THE RONNIE JAMES DIO LIFETIME ACHEIVEMENT AWARD will go to MOTLEY CRUE. The original Alice Cooper Band line-up will perform for the first time in 40 years.
 
Here are the nominees for all categories:
 
Epiphone Best Guitarist(s)

• John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE)

• Dan Donegan (DISTURBED)

• Gus G. (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIREWIND)

• Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance (AVENGED SEVENFOLD)

• Janick Gers, Dave Murray, and Adrian Smith (IRON MAIDEN)

• Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM)

Drum Workshop Best Drummer

• Tommy Clufetos (OZZY OSBOURNE)

• Abe Cunningham (DEFTONES)

• Joey Jordison (ROB ZOMBIE)

• Roy Mayorga (STONE SOUR)

• Nicko McBrain (IRON MAIDEN)

• Mike Portnoy (Ex-DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD)

Best Vocalist

• Glenn Danzig (DANZIG)

• Bruce Dickinson (IRON MAIDEN)

• Chino Moreno (DEFTONES)

• Ozzy Osbourne (OZZY OSBOURNE)

• M. Shadows (AVENGED SEVENFOLD)

• Corey Taylor (STONE SOUR)

Affliction Album of the Year

• AVENGED SEVENFOLD, “Nightmare”

• BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, “Order of the Black”

• DEFTONES, “Diamond Eyes”

• OZZY OSBOURNE, “Scream”

• STONE SOUR, “Audio Secrecy”

• VOLBEAT, “Beyond Hell/Above Heaven”

Samson Zoom Best Live Band

• AVENGED SEVENFOLD

• GWAR

• IRON MAIDEN

• MEGADETH

• RAMMSTEIN

• SEVENDUST

Most Metal Athlete

• Chris Cole (pro skateboarding)

• Dan Hardy (MMA fighting)

• Toni Lydman (NHL)

• The Miz (WWE wrestling)

• Jeremy Shockey (NFL football)

• Mike Vallely (pro skateboarding)

Best New Band

• ASKING ALEXANDRIA

• BLACK VEIL BRIDES

• THE DAMNED THINGS

• THE PRETTY RECKLESS

• TIMES OF GRACE

• WE ARE THE FALLEN

Eagle Rock Comeback of the Year

• ACCEPT

• FAITH NO MORE

• MURDERDOLLS

• A PERFECT CIRCLE

• SOUNDGARDEN

• SYSTEM OF A DOWN

 


 

 

 
Some great hair band photos from back in the day were posted at accesshollywood.com.
 

Ratt in their full 80’s regalia, strike a pose, Chicago, Jan. 1, 1990

Ratt in their full 80’s regalia, strike a pose, Chicago, Jan. 1, 1990

Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi poses for a pic with fellow hair metal god Joe Elliot of Def Leppard, Jan. 12, 1989

A young Sebastian Bach rocks out with his band, Skid Row, at The Forum, Los Angeles, Jan. 3, 1990

Hair metal kings Motley Crue — Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars pose for a shot, Jan. 1984

Brett Michaels attends a taping of the television Show’ ABC in Concert’ at the Hard Rock Cafe in Los Angeles, April 30, 1991