Jason Momoa is GQ Man of the Year, Unofficial Dad of the Year

It’s no secret Jason Momoa is a bit of a fave around Girl HQ, but now the world is catching on it’s hard to keep up.

Momoa was announced GQ Australia’s 2019 Man Of The Year at the awards ceremony in Sydney last week. He accepted the award via video (watch below) as he was in America to spend Thanksgiving with his family… and this is where Dad Of The Year comes into play.

Momoa – a well-known metalhead and completely unashamed music fan – took his kids to The Forum in LA on Saturday night to see Slayer‘s final show. Only a few months ago he was partying backstage with Slayer and Anthrax in Budapest, Hungary. The life of Drogo, eh?

He shared the following post with his 14.2 million Instagram followers, which includes clips of he and son Nakoa-Wolf singing with Pantera‘s Phil Anselmo and The Illegals:

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going on stage and yelling love love LOVE with my baby boy and pantera. aka @philiphanselmo and the illegals my mind was blown FUCKIN BLOWN. i was living out my childhood dreams. i am so thankful for those moments shared with dear friends and my babies. it’s crazy to think of slayer and anthrax and metallica as ohana but they are love u guys. and to finally meet les claypool was legendary PRIMUS. RHCP AND RAGE was what i grew up on skateboarding and DROGO wouldn’t exist if there wasn’t @panteraofficial love ya phil. i’ve trained and bleed and fought my way to where i am. listening to these legends mahalo nui for your music and endless inspiration. slayers last show on tour. what a fucking night. love you @garyholt_official @tomarayaofficial paul and kerry @slayerbandofficial mahalo for having da momoas. babies i hope you remember these moments with your papa forever back to work. aloha j

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Of course, just a few weeks back, he shared this experience with his kids and Guns N Roses:

Momoa said in his Instagram post that Drogo wouldn’t exist if not for Pantera, and it isn’t the first time he has cited music as inspiration in his work. Speaking with Metal Hammer  magazine when Aquaman was released, Momoa said: “Aquaman’s pretty metal. I know no-one thinks that, but Aquaman’s metal.
“I kind of build my characters off of metal songs. Conan (The Barbarian) was really heavy Pantera, I’d say Aquaman was probably mostly built out of Tool and (Metallica album) Kill ‘Em All. Ticks And Leeches, if I want to get specific. There’s a lot of Sabbath in there too.”

Momoa also recruited Canadian death metal singer Oli Peters from Archspire to vocally train for his growls and war cries for his new series, See, which was being filmed in Vancouver.
In addition to training Momoa, Peters had a cameo scene in the show alongside drummer Spencer Prewett during the war cry scene for which Momoa trained.
“Jason has such an interest in music and has done aggressive acting scenes before, so he was a quick learner for this,” Peters told IndieWire. “We spent time getting him familiar with what the vocal style is and were messaging back and forth while Archspire was on tour. When we hung out on sets, in between takes I’d come over to him and we’d go over the lines together.”

Man Of The Year, Dad Of The Year, and definitely a dude we could geek out and talk music with. Is there a box Momoa doesn’t tick?