Rob Zombie and Judas Priest given Metal Hammer awards

Ex-White Zombie frontman and film-maker/solo artist Rob Zombie has been awarded Metal Hammer’s “Golden God” award. Presented the award by the legendary Alice Cooper, Zombie is celebrating over a quarter of a century in the music business.

Other awards given out at the ceremony included “Metal Icons”, awarded to stalwarts Judas Priest, whose debut album was released 37 years ago. Priest are about to embark on their “final tour” – their first without long-serving guitarist KK Downing – and can be seen in the UK at the following dates:
15th July Newport Centre, Newport, UK
16th July The Apollo, Manchester, UK
17th July The Dome, Doncaster, UK
19th July SECC, Glasgow, UK
20th July Newcastle Arena, Newcastle, UK
21st July Wolverhampton Civic, Wolverhampton, UK
23rd July High Voltage Festival, London, UK
24th July BIC, Bournemouth, UK

Skindred were named as “best live band”.