The Metal Hammer Golden God Awards 2016

04 April 2016 Share this
Key Points
  • The Metal Hammer Golden God Awards 2016 in association with Fireball
  • First Live Performance Announced: A Salute To Lemmy. Saxon Featuring Motörhead’s Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee To Perform A Once In A Lifetime Set In Honour Of The Great Lemmy Kilmister
  • TeamRock and Pinewood Live Announce Historic Partnership
  • Voting now open -
  • Monday June 13th 2016
    NEW VENUE - Eventim Apollo, London
    #GoldenGods #metalhammersmith

The Metal Hammer Golden God Awards in association with Fireball has brought together rock behemoths, Saxon, with Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee of Motörhead, to play a special one-off set of Lemmy’s favorite Saxon songs and Motörhead classics in a unique Salute To Lemmy.

Lemmy was, and will always be, one of the godfathers of rock. A renegade, an innovator, an icon and an inspiration, there is no doubt that the world of rock would look very different today if it wasn’t for him. A Salute To Lemmy is a unique celebration of the man himself. Saxon, one of Britain's greatest rock bands - who in their own right have sculpted and inspired the world of rock today and have influenced generations of bands - will perform a one-off live set with guitarist Phil Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee of Motörhead.

The Eventim Apollo (formerly Hammersmith Apollo) is a new venue for the Golden God Awards and the perfect venue for Britain’s salute to Lemmy. The venue is staunchly part of Motörhead’s history - the band’s ‘No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith’ live album reached Number 1 in June 1981, 35 years to the month of this year's awards.

Biff Byford of Saxon says, “Lemmy was a great friend and he always supported our band - as we did Motörhead - through ups and downs. We were touring with them until he died, so to be able to honour him at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods is a great opportunity to say goodbye."

This year, TeamRock and the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards are teaming up with Pinewood Live to film the event. Pinewood Live, is part of the Pinewood Studio Group, a leading provider of studio and related services to the global creative industries, synonymous with world class British and international film and television productions.

Billy Watson, Director of Pinewood Live, says, “Pinewood Live is delighted to be involved with this momentous anniversary for the Golden God Awards. Capturing the event for posterity and distributing the show around the world is a great way to celebrate Lemmy’s music and contribution to rock.”

"The Metal Hammer Golden Gods are about more than those who we honour on the night," says Alexander Milas, Editor-in-Chief of Metal Hammer Magazine and TeamRock Executive Director. "It's about letting the proverbial hair down and partying with the readers who've supported us for all these years, and the first act we're announcing for the night is sure to be emotional. A salute to Lemmy Kilmister with Saxon and Motörhead's members Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee is going to bring the house down, and means that June 13th will be one for the history books."

"Any movie fan will know that Pinewood is a mark of quality," says Milas, "and Pinewood Studios have hosted some of the greatest films of our time, from Star Wars to Superman the list goes on and on. To be working with Pinewood Live in their latest venture to immortalise the Metal Hammer Golden Gods is more than an honour. It's two institutions working together to break new ground and we guarantee you won't see anything like it."

Tickets are available in two ways:

Simply vote for this year's winners at to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets - voting is open NOW.

Alternatively, tickets are available to buy now for £6.66 at TeamRock and Eventim UK, the official ticketing partner of the Golden Gods, will donate all profits from ticket sales to the charity Heavy Metal Truants, an annual charity cycle ride sponsored by TeamRock from London to Download Festival to benefit Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust and Childline.

Each Golden God Awards ticket includes a FREE 3-month TeamRock+ membership worth £11.97, giving unlimited access to full magazine content online from Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Prog and The Blues Magazine as well as exclusive content, events and offers.


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About Metal Hammer
Metal Hammer is the heavy metal bible. Based in the UK, published monthly, and distributed internationally, it is now in its 30th year of publication, and its coverage of the world of metal – from the cutting edge to the extreme – is unparalleled. With almost 1.6 million Facebook followers, 431,000 Twitter followers, and its unprecedented coverage of the global metal scene – from India to Indonesia to South America – it is truly the world’s premier metal magazine.

Team Rock is the global home of Rock and Metal music. It provides unrivalled access to the world's very best Rock and Metal content through a data-driven, multi-media content creation and distribution platform which is rapidly becoming the go-to destination for fans and artists alike. Owner of the leading Rock and Metal brands TeamRock, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog, TeamRock engages with fans through websites and apps for mobile and desktop, digital and print magazines, gaming and retail. TeamRock is backed by Harwood Private Equity.

About Heavy Metal Truants
Heavy Metal Truants, a TeamRock-sponsored charity, was co-founded by Alexander Milas and Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood. Now in its fourth year, it consists of an annual 161-mile bicycle ride from London to Download Festival and the annual Monster Rock Auction. To date they have raised £232,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust, Childline, and Nordoff Robbins. All Metal Hammer Golden God Awards profits from ticket sales will be donated to the Heavy Metal Truants.

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