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Hawk Rock News – 4/24/14

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The Revolver Golden Gods Awards took place on Wednesday night (April 23rd) at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, where various rock and metal acts were honored for their talents and achievements and both Axl Rose and Joan Jett were given lifetime contribution awards. The show opened with a surprise performance from thrash metal veteransSlayer, while other acts who performed included Jett, Guns N’ RosesThe Pretty RecklessSuicide Silence and A Day To Remember.

  • Ex-Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan performed with the band at the event, marking the first time that McKagan has performed with the group on U.S. soil in 20 years.
  • He joined Guns onstage in London for the first time in 17 years at an October 2010 concert in London, followed more recently by shows in Vancouver and South America.
  • Axl Rose took home this year’s Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award, while Joan Jett became the first female recipient of the Golden God Award.
  • VH1 Classic streamed the show live and will also air an edited version on Saturday, May 24th at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
  • Also appearing at the show were members of Black Sabbath and Linkin ParkRob ZombieMarilyn MansonJacoby Shaddix of Papa RoachAlice CooperAce Frehleyand others.

Golden Gods Awards list of winners:
Best Vocalist: Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age
Best Live Band: Rob Zombie
Most Devoted Fans: Avenged Sevenfold
Best New Talent: Twelve Foot Ninja
Comeback of the Year: Deep Purple
Paul Gray Best Bassist Award: Chris KaelFive Finger Death Punch
Best Film & DVD: Pierce The Veil
Best Drummer: Arin Ilejay, Avenged Sevenfold
Song of the Year: Five Finger Death Punch, “Lift Me Up”
Most Metal Athlete: Josh Barnett, Mixed Martial Arts
Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist: Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance, Avenged Sevenfold
Album of the Year: Black Sabbath13
Golden God Award: Joan Jett
Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award: Axl Rose


Despite Robert Plant revealing last year that he wasn’t the one keeping a Led Zeppelin reunion from happening — it now seems that he is. While promoting the June 3rd reissues of Zeppelin’s first three albums, both Plant and Jimmy Page spoke to BBC Radio, and when the question of another Zeppelin reunion concert — like their 2007 London gig — came up, Page said, “I’m sure people would love to hear it. I’m not the one to be asking, I don’t sing.” When Plant was asked what the chances were for a Zeppelin reunion, Plant simply offered up: “Zero.”

It certainly was a change of tune from Plant’s 2013 interview with Australia’s 60 Minutes when he revealed: “Y’know, the two other guys are Capricorns and they keep schtum. They don’t say a word. But they are quite contained in their own worlds and they leave it to me. . . and I’m not the bad guy.” When reminded that the fans long believed him to be the “bad guy,” Plant said, “Well then, you need to see the Capricorns — ’cause, I’ve got nothing to do in 2014.”

  • During Led Zeppelin’s 2012 New York City press conference to publicize Celebration Day, Robert Plant admitted that the pressure of making music under the Led Zeppelin moniker is tremendous: [“I think expectations are horrific things. I mean, if you go off and play in North Africa, or something like that, you just, you know you’re going to have a good time and you’re going to work with people and there’s nothing else about it. That’s how we started, in a little room with Jason’s dad all that time ago. So, to actually, to do anything at all together is such a kind of incredible weight, because I think we were really propelled by Jason and his enthusiasm.”
Producers on the Gregg Allman biopic need to find a new leading man.  Deadline.com says actor William Hurt has dropped out of the project.  The Oscar-winning actor had signed on to portray the rocker in his later years in “Midnight Rider.”  The production has been wrapped in controversy following the death of a crew member, who was struck by a train on the first day of shooting back in February.  Hurt was on the scene at the time of the accident, which is under investigation.

Production was suspended after the incident, but is reportedly slated to resume in the coming weeks.  And Hurt’s departure might not create a major hardship.  A source says producers wanted to make some cast changes, including the part of Allman.  All-American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter is supposedly set to play Gregg as a young man.  It’s unclear if that’s one of the roles the filmmakers are looking to recast.

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