It’s been almost a month since Guns N’ Roses, Joan Jett and surprise opening act Slayer rocked Los Angeles’ Club Nokia at the 2014 Golden Gods Awards and honestly, we’re still living off the fumes. The biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal came together to honor the loudest and proudest artists in music and party into the wee hours as the metal shook the walls. If you were too lame to figure out a way to get your ass to L.A. and scam your way inside the good news is VH1 Classic will be airing highlights next Saturday May 24th at 8/7C.
Watch Slayer’s Kerry King talk about their surprise appearance at the 2014 Golden Gods Awards.
This year’s Golden Gods Awards was hosted by Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson of That Metal Show fame and honored Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose with the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award and Joan Jett as the first female recipient of the Golden God Award. Also appearing at this year’s show were Jane’s Addiction guitar hero Dave Navarro, shock rockers Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie and celebrity metalheads Joe Manganiello, Tony Hawk, Pauley Perrette and Carmen Electra among others. And if that weren’t enough, the whole shebang . Check out exclusive photos from the Awards show and exclusive backstage interviews from Slayer’s Kerry King, Linkin Park and more and don’t forget to tune into VH1 Classic in a week’s time to see the whole show!
Linkin Park catch up with Eddie Trunk backstage at the 2014 Golden Gods Awards.