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Joan Jett to be crowned a ‘Golden God’

Joan Jett to be crowned a ‘Golden God’

GOLDEN GOD: The "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" hitmaker will follow in the footsteps of previous honorees Motorhead, KISS star Gene Simmons and Alice Cooper, who have all taken home the top prize at the Los Angeles event in recent years. Photo: Associated Press

Rocker Joan Jett is set to make history at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards this year when she becomes the first female to receive the prestigious Golden God title.

The “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” hitmaker will follow in the footsteps of previous honorees Motorhead, KISS star Gene Simmons and Alice Cooper, who have all taken home the top prize at the Los Angeles event in recent years.

Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose will be another big winner – he will be presented with the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement accolade. Metallica took home the award at last year’s ceremony.

Meanwhile, Black Sabbath, Avenged Sevenfold and Korn are among the multiple nominees for the prizegiving, which honors the best in heavy metal.

Ozzy Osbourne’s group and their comeback release “13” will face off against Avenged Sevenfold’s Hail to the King and Korn’s “The Paradigm Shift” for Album of the Year, while Jonathan Davis (Korn) and M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold) have been shortlisted for Best Vocalist, as have Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) and Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch).

The Best Guitarist category will be a fight between Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) Munky & Head (Korn), Synyster Gates & Zacky Vengeance (Avenged Sevenfold), John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains) and Zoltan Bathory & Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch), while Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Fieldy (Korn) and Johnny Christ (Avenged Sevenfold) are among the nominees for Best Bassist.

Best Live Band nods go to Lamb of God, Rob Zombie, Slayer and Motley Crue, among others, and Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age will compete for Comeback of the Year.

The awards, not to be confused with Metal Hammer’s Golden Gods in the U.K., will take place at Club Nokia in L.A. on April 23.

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