The 5th annual Revolver Golden God Awards, honoring the best in Hard Rock and Metal, will be held on Thursday, May 2 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. The show will be hosted by WWE star and Fozzy front man Chris Jericho, with performances by Metallica, Anthrax, Stone Sour, Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm and Dillinger Escape Plan, with more to be announced. Metallica also will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, while Rob Zombie will get the 5th Annual Golden God Award and Tony Iommi will be honored as the "Riff Lord.”
SOUNDGARDEN had the opportunity to perform at the inauguration ball of President Obama last week, and singer Chris Cornell also performing solo at a ball for military personnel. Guitarist Kim Thayil described the experience of being the first hard rock band to ever play a Presidential inauguration, saying "There were definitely many people making for the exits when we started playing, because we are loud and aggressive and people in their high heels and their ball gowns probably went to some other function and realized that their evening was over. But there was probably a number of hundred to a thousand that were definitely loosening up their collars and bowties and getting into us."
The Seattle group also had the chance to meet the President and First Lady before playing their set.
SOUNDGARDEN released a music video on Tuesday for their tune "By Crooked Steps", that was directed by FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl