2016 EPIPHONE REVOLVER MUSIC AWARDS TOOK PLACE IN NYC FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER AT WEBSTER HALL ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13
EVENT SOLD OUT WITH PERFORMANCES FROM MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, LACUNA COIL, ZAKK WYLDE + MORE
FULL WINNERS LIST BELOW
(New York, N.Y.): Epiphone and Revolver hosted the 2016 Epiphone Revolver Music Awards at Webster Hall in New York City on Tuesday, December 13. The event was a massive success, with tickets totally sold out, a packed Black Carpet, and plenty of surprises, including appearances by The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus and Orange Is the New Black‘s Jessica Pimentel.
Co-hosted by co-headliner Dave Mustaine of Megadeth and SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin, the 2016 Epiphone RMAs included performances by Megadeth and Anthrax, along with Zakk Wylde, Lacuna Coil, Stitched Up Heart, and more. A touching, poignant, and thoroughly rock ‘n’ roll “Fallen Heroes” jam also took place, commemorating the metal icons that we recently lost.
Zakk Wylde said it best — “The RMAs is always a great night to celebrate the entire rock community. I’m thankful to be part of it and look forward to it every year.”
The event was not just about the high-octane performances, either.
The fan-voted awards were the centerpiece of the ceremony. The full list of winners, including the newly-created Innovator Award, is below.
2016 EPIPHONE RMAS WINNERS:
Lifetime Achievement Award: Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine
Innovator Award: Anthrax
Album of the Year: Metallica (For Hardwired… To Self Destruct)
Song of the Year: Ghost (For “Square Hammer”)
Best Vocalist: Of Mice & Men’s Austin Carlile
Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist: Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and Kiko Loureiro
Best Drummer: Chris Adler (For his performance on Megadeth’s ‘Dystopia’)
Paul Gray Best Bassist: Meshuggah’s Dick Lövgren
Best Live Band: Slipknot
Most Dedicated Fans: Pierce the Veil
Best Film and/or Video: Gojira (For “Silvera”)
Best New Talent: Avatar
Most Metal Athlete: Baron Corbin, WWE
Be sure to check out RevolverMag.com for more exclusive content and photo galleries from the event.
ABOUT THE RMAs:
Each year since 2009, with the exception of 2015, during which the event took a brief hiatus, Revolver and Epiphone have thrown the premiere U.S. hard-rock and metal awards show, previously known as the “Revolver Golden Gods,” in Los Angeles.
The show has a rich history and has featured appearances by Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne, Guns N’ Roses, Ronnie James Dio, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Slayer, Johnny Depp, Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Slipknot, Halestorm, Avenged Sevenfold, Dave Grohl, Slash, Alice in Chains, Lemmy Kilmister, Alice Cooper, Dave Navarro, Black Veil Brides, Marilyn Manson, William Shatner, Carmen Electra, Nicholas Cage, Andrew Dice Clay, Chris Jericho, Taylor Momsen, Kat Von D, and many others.
As the primary print and digital destination for the latest and loudest from established and legendary hard rock and metal acts, as well as the first place fans look to to discover emerging talent, the Revolver name carries incredible weight. Therefore, it made perfect sense for the show to now be rebranded as the “Epiphone Revolver Music Awards.”
The show’s move to NYC this year is also a logical relocation, since Manhattan is also where the magazine is headquartered. The city was also selected as it is widely regarded as a hard rock mecca, thanks to its contributions to revolutionizing rock music through the years. NYC is home to legendary artists who helped pave the way for aggressive music, such as The Ramones, KISS, New York Dolls, Twisted Sister, White Zombie, and Anthrax, among countless others.
While previous ceremonies have aired on VH-1, Palladia, AXS TV, and XBOX, this year’s show will broadcast via livestreaming video platform Twitch.TV, which is owned by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, and has more than 1.5 million broadcasters and 100 million visitors per month.