Revolver To Honor Gene Simmons with Golden God Award, Name Best Bassist Nominees

Revolver Golden Gods Awards ShowRevolver Magazine has announced the nominees for their 4th Annual Golden Gods awards show, which honors members of the hard-rock and heavy-metal community. The Golden God award, which is given to one special honoree each year, will be presented to KISS bassist Gene Simmons for “embodying the spirit of hard rock and metal.”

“It’s an honor and privilege to accept the Golden God Award,” the bassist said in a statement. “A God is only as powerful as the faithful who worship him. Signed GOD OF THUNDER.”

Simmons and KISS are set to release their 20th studio album, Monster, this June.

The awards show also has a category for best bassist, named after late Slipknot member Paul Gray. The nominees this year are Anthrax’s Frank Bello, Chickenfoot’s Michael Anthony, Korn’s Fieldy, Megadeth’s David Ellefson, Sixx:A.M.’s Nikki Sixx, and Van Halen’s Wolfgang Van Halen.

The Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show takes place April 11th and will be broadcast live in its entirety on Xbox Live and the magazine’s Facebook page. For more, visit Revolver’s Golden Gods awards show page.

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  1. Why isn’t Marco Hietala nominated?

  2. Wolfgang hasn’t earned the right to be nominateed for this award yet. Everyone else has been performing for years and the “fans” he has is all because he is in Van Halen. If he wants to impress people he needs to stop riding the success of his father, uncle and David Lee Roth and earn his success with his own band. Granted I am a Metallica fan and they have had different bassists through the years but at least Jason Newstead and Robert Trujillo have had other bands that they performed with that weren’t as big as Metallica is and they both have performed for Ozzy. Also I will give the kid props on the fact that he is in one of the greatest bands of all time but it is purely because of his last name. If they did a bass battle all of the other nominnes would destroy him due to their experience and the fact that they worked hard to get to where they are now. The band Crooked X is a band of kids that are about the same age as him and their bassist is more deserving because they all are being like the other guys on the list and working their way to the top. I am sure he is talented at what he does but he needs to do more to earn it instead of being a Van Halen. And putting him in the Guitar Hero game seemed like a big slap in the face of Michael Anthony by putting Wolfgang in the signature attire of Michael and calling it “Classic Wolfgang”.

  3. IME bassist. Just saying.