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
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