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Joan Jett, Axl Rose Set to Receive Special Honors Tonight at "Revolver" Golden Gods Awards

Image courtesy of RevolverMag.com (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of RevolverMag.com (via ABC News Radio)

Joan Jett and Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose will receive special honors at the sixth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which will take place April 23 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

The sixth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards ceremony takes place tonight in Los Angeles.  Joan Jett and Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose both will receive special honors at the big event, which celebrates outstanding achievements by hard-rock artists.

Jett will make history by being the first woman ever to receive  Revolver 's Golden God award, which is given annually to one honoree who "embodies the spirit of hard rock and metal."  Joan joins past Golden God recipients including  Gene Simmons , Rob Zombie and  Alice Cooper .

Rose will be presented with this year's  Ronnie James Dio  Lifetime Achievement Award. The singer will join the ranks of past honorees  Rush ,  Ozzy Osbourne ,  Metallica and  Lemmy Kilmister  of  Motorhead .

This year's ceremony also will feature live performances from Jett and her band The Blackhearts , Guns N' Roses, Korn and Zakk Wylde , among others.

Meanwhile, among this year's Golden Gods nominees is Black Sabbath , who received nods for Album of the Year and Comeback of the Year.  Band members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler also will compete, respectively, for prizes in the Best Guitarist and Best Bassist category.  Other nominees in various categories include Deep Purple , Metallica, Mötley Crüe and Alice in Chains .  To check out a full list of nominees, visit GoldenGods2014.com .

The Golden Gods Awards ceremony will be held at L.A.'s Nokia Club and will begin at 7 p.m. PT.  If you can't make it out to the extravaganza, you can still watch a live stream of the event at Amazon.com .

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