Golden Gods Riff Lord: Mark Tremonti

Alter Bridge's Mark Tremonti has gone and won the Riff Lord award, sponsored by Century Media.

The Alter Bridge and Creed fret-flailer has got his hands on the coveted Century Media Riff Lord award at the Orange Amplification Presents The Metal Hammer Golden Gods In Association With World Of Tanks. He was presented the award by his bandmate Myles Kennedy.

This was a non-voted category. Last year’s winner was Thin Lizzy’s Scott Gorham.

TeamRock managed to catch up with Mark Tremonti after he picked up his Riff Lord Award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods – we find out who inspired him to pick up the guitar in the first place and much more.

Do you agree with Mark Tremonti winning? Who would you have voted for?

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.