Classic Rock Roll of Honour 2012 Winners Revealed
The eighth annual Orange
Amplification Classic Rock Roll of Honour 2012
gala took place at London's Roundhouse last night.
The event, which was hosted by Duff McKgan, saw
some of the world's greatest rock icons, performers, musicians and
songwriters fill the acclaimed Camden venue which also featured
Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx
presenting his Sixx Sense show from the ceremony.
That little ol' band from Texas, ZZ Top were
presented with the 'Living Legend Award' by last year's
winner, Jeff Beck and join Jimmy
Page, Alice Cooper and Iggy
Pop as winners of the coveted award.
Among the other winners were Canadian prog-legends
Rush who won 'Album of the Year' and
'Band of the Year', Pink Floyd who
were awarded 'Film/DVD of the Year' and 'Reissue of the
Year' and Status Quo who picked up
UK punk veterans The Damned were awarded for
their 'Outstanding Contribution' to rock and Rival
Sons won 'Breakthrough Act.'
New York thrashers Anthrax were named 'Metal
Gurus' and manager Tony Smith was named 'VIP.' The late, great
Jon Lord was given the prestigious 'Tommy Vance
Lynyrd Skynyrd, who won the 'Comeback
Award,' alos played a 30-minute set for invited guests at an
after gala dinner.
Classic Rock editor in chief Scott Rowley said:
"You would never know it from listening to the radio or
watching TV - but while you were all getting excited about Psy and
Fun and Nicki Minaj, it's actually been a great year for new rock
"We've heard brilliant new albums from ZZ Top, Rush,
Aerosmith, Kiss, Springsteen, Slash, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Van
"Some great new artists are coming in to their own: Rivals
Sons, Tracer, Howlin' Rain, Gary Clark Jr - the list goes
Classic Rock Roll of Honour 2012
The Living Legend Award (Sponsored by Orange Amplification): ZZ
Event Of The Year (Sponsored by Roadrunner): Ginger Raises
Breakthrough Act Of The Year (sponsored by Olympus): Rival
The Musicians' Union Maestro Award: Phil Manzanera
Tommy Vance Inspiration Award (Sponsored by Lewis Leathers): Jon
Classic Songwriter Award (Sponsored by Sennheiser): Russ
Outstanding Contribution (sponsored by Monitor Audio): The
Classic Album Award (sponsored by Eagle Rock): Status Quo
V.I.P. Award (sponsored by currencies.co.uk): Tony Smith
Metal Guru Award (sponsored by Mascot Label Group): Anthrax
Best New Band (sponsored by Kraken): Tracer
Album Of The Year: Rush 'Clockwork Angels'
Reissue Of The Year (sponsored by Alchemy): Pink Floyd's
Film/DVD Award: Pink Floyd 'The Story Of Wish You Were Here'
Band Of The Year (sponsored by Live Nation): Rush
Spirit Of Prog Award (sponsored by USM / UMC): Family
Showman Of The Year (sponsored by Rimowa): Nikki Sixx
Comeback Award (Sponsored by Jeffery West): Lynyrd Skynyrd