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2014.04.23 - Revolver Golden Gods - Nicolas Cage Presents Lifetime Achievement Award (Axl)

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Don Jamieson: Alright, metalheads, we still hanging in there, or what? It is my honor to introduce this next guy. He is my comedy idol, and although he plays drums, it wasn't his musical skill that allowed him to sell out Madison Square Garden. He holds the distinction of being the first ever comedian to fill that venue. Ladies and gentlemen, please give it up for the undisputed heavyweight comedy king, Andrew Dice Clay.

Andrew Dice Clay: In my line of work I've been honored to meet a lot of big stars. The truth is, when you get up close, your heroes, it's usually a disappoint. But this next honoree is the real deal. He is an original. Long before he became an icon, he had an appetite for destruction. And all of these years later, he's still hungry. The Beatles started it, and Guns N' Roses brought rock to a peak. Rock and rollers and rollettes, the one, the only, my friend, Axl Rose!

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Chuck Klosterman: Appetite for Destruction is the best rock record of the 80s.

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[Unknown person]: It's edgy, edgy sound. It was rock that actually rocked.

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Steven Tyler: He had that way of talking to the audience and speaking his mind that they could relate to.

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Lars Ulrich: To a lot of people what was part of the fascination was that Axl Rose was danger personified.

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Announcer:  Please welcome to the stage, Nicolas Cage.

Nicolas Cage: His voice. His poetry. His composition. His piano playing. His moves. His guts. His originality. There are infinite reasons to look love Axl Rose! When I was prepping for my role in Ghost Rider, I took some cues from Axl's cobra like onstage movement. You remember that one? Axl inspires me. Not just his music. But the purity and the passion which he embodies rock and roll. Trends may come and go, but Axl Rose is always 100% himself. When he first arrived here in LA back in 1982, there were a lot of pretenders on the scene. People who thought denim, leather, big hair made you a rock star, but Axl brought something undeniably real and dangerous to the music. I saw Axl perform live at the Troubadour just before Appetite for Destruction was released. he did Welcome to the Jungle, I was there, it was the first live performance of that and I never forgot it. Generations have come and gone since then, but they're still only one Axl Rose, so it is with great respect, awe and reverence that we give the Golden Gods Lifetime Achievement Award and welcome a true hero, an inspirational force, the legend, the maverick, rock and roll original, Mr. Axl Rose!

Axl: Thank you, thank you very much. It cost me an awful lot to pay him to say all that stuff. Anyway, I want to thank our band, crew, all of our lineups, our lineup right now, I want to thank our sound man and producer Caram, and all of you. Thank you very much.
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Blabbermouth, April 25, 2014:
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Revolver Golden Gods Awards: Flubs, Production Problems And Axl Rose

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Wednesday night's (April 23) Revolver Golden Gods awards, which featured performances from Guns N' Roses, Joan Jett, The Pretty Reckless and others, was frequently chaotic and featured a number of outright flubs. Viewers watching online and attendees at the event, which took place at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles, witnessed long gaps between band introductions and the performances themselves, with Jett even asking "Did I do something wrong?" at one point in the run-up to her spot. Jett also had to re-do her performance of "I Hate Myself For Loving You" when The Pretty Reckless singer Taylor Momsen blew her lines.

There were also several awards given out that were deemed questionable, with Deep Purples's win over Black Sabbath in the "Comeback Of The Year" category such a shocker than even presenter Scott Ian was visibly disappointed in the result. Five Finger Death Punch singer Ivan Moody later voiced his own displeasure.

Perhaps the most cringeworthy moment of the evening was during a tribute to heavy rock and metal stars who had died within the last few years, when late Warrant singer Jani Lane was identified as a member of Motorhead.

The four-hour event began with a surprise performance from Slayer, who delighted fans by premiering a new song.

A contributing factor to the length of the show was the long, silent gaps as the production crew scrambled to prepare the stage for the next performer, killing the show's momentum.

Audience members began to filter out during the long wait for Guns N' Roses — again due to production issues, and not the band for once — but those who stayed saw the band perform for nearly an hour, with ex-bassist Duff McKagan appearing with them on a U.S. stage for the first time in 20 years. Axl Rose's vocals, however, were noticeably lackluster.

The notoriously volatile Rose's acceptance speech for his Lifetime Achievement Award was short but humble, and included gracious shout-outs to previous lineups of the band.

VH1 Classic streamed the show live and will also air an edited version on Saturday, May 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Revolver Golden Gods list of winners:

* Best Vocalist: Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age
* Best Live Band: Rob Zombie
* Most Devoted Fans: Avenged Sevenfold
* Best New Talent: Twelve Foot Ninja
* Comeback Of The Year: Deep Purple
* Paul Gray Best Bassist Award: Chris Kael of Five Finger Death Punch
* Best Film & DVD: Pierce The Veil
* Best Drummer: Arin Ilejay of Avenged Sevenfold
* Song Of The Year: Five Finger Death Punch's "Lift Me Up"
* Most Metal Athlete: Josh Barnett, Mixed Martial Arts
* Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist: Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance of Avenged Sevenfold
* Album Of The Year: Black Sabbath's "13"
* Golden God Award: Joan Jett
* Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award: Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses

https://blabbermouth.net/news/revolver-golden-gods-awards-flubs-production-problems-and-axl-rose
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