Metallica are set to headline the 5th annual Golden God Awards on May 2nd in Los Angeles and the veteran metal band will also be the recipients of the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award.
"Since the Revolver Golden Gods Awards is fast becoming THE most rocking awards ceremony in the hard rock world, we are beyond psyched to be at the receiving end of this shout out and in the distinguished company of Rush, Lemmy, Ozzy and Motley Crue," said Lars Ulrich.
"I was hanging out and presenting at the shenanigans two years ago and the energy in the room and the vibe backstage was beyond f**king cool, so Metallica is chomping at the bit to partake in this year's event. Once again, we are honored to be recognized as achievers (!!) and we can't wait to get up and jam onstage and sweat for and on everybody gathered."
The Golden God Award, which is given to one special honoree a year who embodies the spirit of hard rock and metal, will go to Rob Zombie.
The Riff Lord Award, given each year to a legendary guitarist in the field of hard rock and heavy metal, will be presented to Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi. more on this story