THE CLASSIC ROCK
ROLL OF HONOUR 2013
IN ASSOCIATION WITH CURRENCIES.CO.UK
THE NINTH ANNUAL AWARD CEREMONY CELEBRATES THE BEST OF THE ROCK WORLD
BLACK SABBATH RECEIVE THE LIVING LEGEND AWARD, ALBUM OF THE YEAR AND EVENT OF THE YEAR
LED ZEPPELIN, THE ROLLING STONES AND
FLEETWOOD MAC AMONG OTHER WINNERS
THE DARKNESS PERFORM EXCLUSIVE 30 MINUTE SET
Hosted by Fish, The Orange Amplification Classic Rock Roll Of Honour in association with currencies.co.uk was once again the highlight of the awards calendar, with the world’s biggest rock stars attending and walking away with coveted trophies.
Capping off a triumphant year, Living Legend Award winners Black Sabbath also walked away with gongs for Album Of The Year for their ‘13’ Album and another award for Event Of The Year celebrating them hitting the #1 spot around the world including their biggest ever hit in the USA. AsLiving Legends, they join last year’s winners ZZ Top and past rock behemoths Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Alice Cooper and Iggy Pop.
Now in its ninth year and housed at Camden’s Roundhouse, The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour once again lived up to the hype with awards going to the Class of 2013 in front of a venue rammed with their illustrious peers.
Classic Rock Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Scott Rowley said: “This year's winners are a who's-who of British pioneers, from Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, the Stones and Fleetwood Mac winning the popular vote to John Mayall, Mott The Hoople and Wilko Johnson honoured in our special awards. And with the Temperance Movement and Virginmarys coming through there's still hope for the future of British rock too.”
Manic Street Preachers founding member and guitarist James Dean Bradfield picked up the Musicians’ Union Maestro Award. TheVirginmarys were the winners of the Breakthrough Award The late Irish guitar legend Rory Gallagher was honoured with the Tommy Vance Inspiration Award.
Legendary manager, film producer, humanitarian and friend to the stars, Shep Gordon was recognised with the VIP Award. For over 40 years, Shep has managed Alice Cooper and along the way has helped to sculpt the careers of a whole host of friends in the entertainment industry. SuperMensch, a film about Shep’s extraordinary career (directed by Mike Myers) is due out soon so this award is very fittingly timed.
Winners from the five reader-voted categories were also announced through the evening. Best New Band went to The Temperance Movement. Album Of The Year went to ‘13’ by Black Sabbath, Band Of The Year went to The Rolling Stones, crowning the year that they played two nights at Hyde Park and headlined Glastonbury. Rock legends Fleetwood Mac and Led Zeppelin were also winners picking up Re-issue Of The Year for‘Rumours – 35th Anniversary Edition’ and Film Of The Year for ‘Celebration Day’ respectively.
Finally, closing the night with a red-hot performance, The Darkness walked away with the Showmen Award.
The Living Legend Award (Sponsored by Orange Amplification) – Black Sabbath
Event Of The Year (Sponsored by Roadrunner) – Black Sabbath go to #1 spot
Breakthrough Award – Virginmarys
The Musicians’ Union Maestro – James Dean Bradfield
Tommy Vance Inspiration Award (Sponsored by Spinefarm Records) – Rory Gallagher
Outstanding Contribution (sponsored by Monitor Audio) – Mott the Hoople
Classic Album (sponsored by Eagle Rock) – ‘Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton’ – John Mayall
V.I.P. Award (sponsored by currencies.co.uk) – Shep Gordon
Metal Guru (sponsored by Mascot Label Group) – Zakk Wylde
Best New Band (sponsored by Kraken) – The Temperance Movement
Album Of The Year (sponsored by Live Nation) – Black Sabbath ‘13’
Reissue Of The Year (sponsored by Alchemy) – Fleetwood Mac ‘Rumours 35th Anniversary Edition’
Film Of The Year – Led Zeppelin ‘Celebration Day’
Band Of The Year (sponsored by Investec) – The Rolling Stones
Spirit Of Prog (sponsored by USM / UMC) – Alex Lifeson
The Showmen– The Darkness
Innovator – Wilko Johnson