Earth Rocker nominated as Best New Album Classic Rock Roll of HonourPosted: 08/09/2013
ORANGE AMPLIFICATION PRESENTS
THE CLASSIC ROCK
ROLL OF HONOUR 2013
IN ASSOCIATION WITH CURRENCIES.CO.UK
* BLACK SABBATH TO RECEIVE LIVING LEGEND AWARD *
* THE DARKNESS TO PERFORM AT THE AWARDS *
* SHORTLIST NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED – VOTING OPEN NOW *
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14
ROUNDHOUSE, CAMDEN, LONDON
Orange Amplification Presents The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour in association with currencies.co.uk enters its ninth year and is proud to announce the first of this year’s winners: Black Sabbath as Living Legends. The biggest award of the night will be presented to the Godfathers of Heavy Metal at London’s Roundhouse on Tuesday, November 14.
Also, this year’s proceedings will be brought to a close by Suffolk’s finest glam-rockers, The Darkness. Justin and co. will wrap up the evening with their high-octane theatrical rock in front of an audience of the great and good of the music world.
Classic Rock has also announced its shortlist for the coveted reader-voted categories for this year’s Roll Of Honour, and fans can cast their all-important vote now at www.classicrockmagazine.com/awards
Speaking in his own inimitable way about the Living Legend award, Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne says: “It’s good to be a living legend. It’s better than being a dead one.” Following their triumphant return to the top of the album charts with their first release with Ozzy in three-and-a-half decades, the band are being hailed by critics and fans alike. The CRROH Living Legend Award will be the icing on the cake of the Brummies’ all-conquering return. Joining Ozzy to collect the award will be fellow band members Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi.
The Living Legend Award has become one of the most highly coveted awards in the music industry. It is only ever awarded to those artists who have truly cemented their place in the rock pantheon – with past winners including ZZ Top, Jeff Beck, Alice Cooper, Jimmy Page, Lemmy and Iggy Pop. This year Ozzy Osbourne picks up his second title – he won as a solo artist in 2008 – alongside his bandmates.
Rock has hit the headlines even more this year with groundbreaking gigs and tours including the Rolling Stones returning to Hyde Park and headlining Glastonbury, Bon Jovi helping out the Spanish and European economies with cheap tickets on sale, Status Quo hitting the silver screen, Pink Floyd’s one million plays on Spotify and of course the unexpected return of David Bowie. This year’s Roll Of Honour will doubtless cause a few more headlines!
MD of Team Rock Chris Ingham says: "It's been another amazing year for high-voltage rock'n'roll and Classic Rock is honoured to be hosting our annual awards show at the Roundhouse again. We're delighted to welcome Black Sabbath to collect our Living Legend Award. It's wholly deserved as not only do they have a career to celebrate, but Ozzy, Geezer and Tony blasted back with a brilliant new album in 2013 that reminded us all how it should be done. Rest assured, the Roll Of Honour will be another great night of rock'n'roll celebration and moving speeches, and will close with a live set from The Darkness that will no doubt need to be seen to be believed!"
The categories voted for by readers are:
BEST NEW BAND
Awarded to the best new rock band.
BEWARE OF DARKNESS
THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT
BAND OF THE YEAR
Awarded to the most exciting rock band of the past 12 months.
BLACK SABBATH – New album topping the charts
DAVID BOWIE – surprise new album release
IRON MAIDEN – Triumphant Download headliners
THE ROLLING STONES - They celebrated five decades in music by returning to Hyde Park after 44 years and headlining Glastonbury.
STATUS QUO – The return of the Frantic Four.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
BLACK SABBATH, 13
BLACK STAR RIDERS, All Hell Breaks Loose
CLUTCH, Earth Rocker
DAVID BOWIE, The Next Day
DEEP PURPLE, NOW What?!
GARY CLARK JR, Blak And Blu
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, …Like Clockwork
RIVAL SONS, Head Down
SHOOTER JENNINGS, The Other Life
STEVEN WILSON, The Raven That Refused To Sing
THE VIRGINMARYS, King Of Conflict
VON HERTZEN BROTHERS, Nine Lives
REISSUE OF THE YEAR
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