The third annual Golden Gods Awards took place in Los Angeles last night, and the rock gods were out in force to celebrate.
Performances included a collaboration between "Riff Lord" winner Slash and Alice Cooper who played "School's Out" along with tracks from Slash's first solo album. Slash also played "11 seconds of noise" in memory of his friend Jim Marshall who died this week.
Rush were given the lifetime achievement award by Tenacious D, who said Rush "has been blowing our minds and expanding everyone's definition of rock" for 40 years.
Korn's dubstep album won the award for "Best Album", proving (perhaps regrettably) that dubstep is officially part of the rock mainstream.
Slipknot won "Best Comeback" after the tragic death of their bassist Paul Gray, whose name is officially attached to the "Best Bassist" award which went to Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx.
The event will be broadcast on TV on VH1 on May 28.
Here's the full list of winners:
Best GuitaristJinxx and Jake Pitts (Black Veil Brides) WINNER*
Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch)
Willie Adler and Mark Morton (Lamb Of God)
Robb Flynn and Phil Demmel (Machine Head)
Dave Mustaine and Chris Broderick (Megadeth)
Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu (Trivium)
Best DrummerCharlie Benante (Anthrax)
Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch) WINNER*
Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)
Chris Adler (Lamb Of God)
Brann Dailor (Mastodon)
Tomas Haake (Meshuggah)
Best VocalistSebastian Bach
Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides)
Amy Lee (Evanescence) WINNER*
Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch)
Jonathan Davis (Korn)
Album Of The YearAnthrax, "Worship Music"
Five Finger Death Punch, "American Capitalist"
Foo Fighters, "Wasting Light"
Korn, "The Path Of Totality" WINNER*
Lamb Of God, "Resolution"
Best Live BandAvenged Sevenfold WINNER*
Guns N' Roses
Most Metal AthleteGina Carano (MMA fighting)
Brian Deegan (pro motocross)
Evan Longoria (MLB baseball)
Dirk Nowitzki (NBA basketball)
Mitch Petrus (NFL football)
CM Punk (WWE wrestling) WINNER*
Comeback Of The YearAnthrax
Riff LordScott Ian (Anthrax)
Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society)
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)
Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
Paul Gray Best BassistFrank Bello (Anthrax)
Michael Anthony (Chickenfoot)
David Ellefson (Megadeth)
Nikki Sixx (Sixx:A.M.) WINNER*
Wolfgang Van Halen (Van Halen)
Best International BandBehemoth
X Japan WINNER*
Most Dedicated FansAsking Alexandria
Avenged Sevenfold WINNER*
Black Veil Brides
Falling In Reverse