It’s safe to say that Black Sabbath where the runaway winners at this years Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards, after what the lead singer Ozzy Osbourne has described as “a shocking year”.

At the eighth edition of this prestigious awards ceremony, the rockers picked up no less than three awards, including the much coveted “Living Legends Award”. Previous winners of this award include ZZ Top, Iggy Popp, Alice Cooper and Jeff Beck. As well as this, they also picked up gongs for album of the year, for their album “13”. The event of the year celebrated them reaching the No.1 spot around the world including their biggest ever hit in the US.

Classic Rocks magazine editor and chief Scott Rowley was quoted saying,

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.”

Below is a full list of the winners:
Best New Band, sponsored by Kraken: The Temperance Movement
Reissue Of The Year, sponsored by Alchemy: Fleetwood Mac, Rumours 35th Anniversary Edition
Film Of The Year: Led Zeppelin, Celebration Day
Album Of The Year, sponsored by Live Nation: Black Sabbath, 13
Band Of The Year, sponsored by Investec: The Rolling Stones
Breakthrough, sponsored by Fuji: The Virginmarys
Spirit Of Prog, sponsored by USM/UMC: Alex Lifeson of Rush
Event Of The Year, sponsored by Roadrunner Records: Black Sabbath hits No1 after 43 years
Innovator, sponsored by Rocksmith: Wilko Johnson
Musicians’ Union Maestro: James Dean Bradfield, Manic Street Preachers
Classic Album, sponsored by Eagle Rock: Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton by John Mayall
Showman: The Darkness
Outstanding Contribution, sponsored by Monitor Audio: Mott The Hoople
Metal Guru, sponsored by Mascot Label Group: Zakk Wylde
VIP, sponsored by Shep Gordon
Tommy Vance Inspiration, sponsored by Spinefarm Records: Rory Gallagher
Living Legends, sponsored by Orange Amplification: Black Sabbath

Written by Deane Roome

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