Devin Townsend dubbed Riff Lord at Metal Hammer Golden Gods

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We've long been fans of metal maverick Devin Townsend, and we're pleased to see him being honoured for his contribution to all things heavy, as Metal Hammer knighted him Riff Lord at their annual Golden Gods awards.

While Devin was in the area, the newly relaunched TeamRock Radio sat him down to hear the soundtrack of his life to boot. As you'd imagine, the list is rather eclectic, ranging from The Wildhearts and Styx to Weird Al Yankovic and, erm, Vengaboys.

You can listen to the show below.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.