Guns 'n' Roses and Joan Jett were among the headlining acts taking part in the Revolver Golden Gods Awards Wednesday night.

Alice Cooper presented the event's highest honor -- the Golden God Award -- to its first female recipient, Joan Jett. Cooper said Jett is more than deserving of the recognition.

"[Jett has] never compromised who she is," Cooper said, proclaiming she is "a rocker through and through."

Jett and her band the Blackhearts also performed at the ceremony along with Guns 'n' Roses, who took the stage with former bassist Duff McKagan. Click here to see their performance of "Paradise City."

Frontman Axl Rose was also honored with a lifetime-achievement award named after the late Ronnie James Dio.

The four-hour ceremony will be edited into a special to air on VH1 Classic on May 24.

2014 Revolver Golden Gods winners

Best Vocalist: Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age

Best Live Band: Rob Zombie

Most Devoted Fans: Avenged Sevenfold

Best New Talent: Twelve Foot Ninja

Comeback of the Year: Deep Purple

Paul Gray Best Bassist Award: Chris Kael of Five Finger Death Punch

Best Film & DVD: Pierce the Veil

Best Drummer: Arin Ilejay of Avenged Sevenfold

Song of the Year: Five Finger Death Punch's "Lift Me Up"

Most Metal Athlete: Josh Barnett of the UFC

Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist: Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance of Avenged Sevenfold

Album of the Year: Black Sabbath's 13

Golden God Award: Joan Jett

Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award: Axl Rose of Guns 'n' Roses

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