added: 10 Nov 2011 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Hosted by the irrepressible co-frontman of Kiss and all round rock legend Gene Simmons, The Orange Amplification Classic Rock Roll Of Honour in association with currencies.co.uk proved once again why it is one of the most prestigious music award ceremonies of the year, rewarding the best of the all-time best.
A traditionally legendary evening, the awards room collected together a gathering of some of the most successful rock musicians of all time. Between them, the winners have sold almost one billion albums to fans all over the world.
Now in its seventh year and taking place at the world famous Roundhouse in Camden, Lemmy, Foo Fighters, Steve Winwood, Manic Street Preachers, Queen and The Who were among the acts to receive gongs.
Jeff Beck, rated as perhaps the greatest guitar player of all time, was awarded the highest accolade of the evening, The Living Legend Award. Presented by Roger Taylor from Queen, the announcement was met with a standing ovation from a room full of his peers. Previous winners of this coveted award include Rush, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne and Iggy Pop.
Jeff then took to the stage for an incendiary performance with guest performers including soul sensation Joss Stone and The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde for a unique never-to-be-seen-again performance.
When asked how he felt about being host of the 2011 Roll Of Honour Gene Simmons said: 'A privilege and an honour wouldn't cover it. For me this will be a memory of a lifetime. Signed by the God Of Thunder."
Watch out for our exclusive interviews and backstage gossip from the awards in the coming days but check out your musical knowledge with name that artist on the red carpet below:
The Living Legend Award (sponsored by Orange Amplification)
Event Of The Year
Roger Waters' 'The Wall Live Tour'
Breakthrough Act Of The Year (sponsored by Universal Music)
Black Country Communion
The Spirit Of Prog (sponsored by EMI)
The Innovator Award (sponsored by Rimowa)
Musicians' Union Maestro Award
Tommy Vance Inspiration award
Classic Songwriter (sponsored by Fender)
Manic Street Preachers
Outstanding Contribution (sponsored by Monitor Audio)
Metal Guru Award (sponsored by Mascot Label Group)
Classic Album Award (sponsored by Ear Music)
The Who's 'Quadrophenia'
VIP Award (sponsored by currencies.co.uk)
Best New Band (sponsored by Kraken)
Also nominated: Rival Sons, Von Hertzen Brothers, Saint Jude, The Treatment, Wolf People.
Album Of The Year (sponsored by Eagle Vision)
Michael Monroe for 'Sensory Overdrive'
Also nominated: Alter Bridge ABIII, Black Country Communion 2, Black Spiders Sons of the North, Black Stone Cherry Between the Devil., Foo Fighters Wasting light, Graveyard Hisingen Blues, Jeff Beck Rock 'n' Roll Party, Joe Bonamassa Dust Bowl, Journey Eclipse, Motorhead The World is Yours, Rival Sons Pressure And Time, Whitesnake Forevermore.
Re-issue Of The Year (sponsored by Alchemy)
Queen 'Re-Issues' package of their five albums
Also nominated: David Bowie Staion to Station Deluxe, Deep Purple Come Taste the Band 35th Anniversary, Caravan In the Land of Grey and Pink Deluxe, Kinng Crimson Reissues, Pearl Jam Vs / Vitalogy Deluxe, QOTSA Rated R Deluxe, Bruce Springsteen The Promise The Edge of Town Story, The Who Live at Leeds 40th
Anniversary Deluxe, Thin Lizzy Reissues
Lemmy for 'Lemmy'
Also nominated: AC/DC Liver at River Plate, Black Sabbath Classic Albums: Paranoid, The Rolling Stones Ladies and Gentlemen, Deep Purple Phoenix Rising, The Big 4 Live From Sofia, Bulgaria.
Band Of The Year (sponsored by Live Nation)
Music-News.com were on hand, keep your eye out for our exclusive backstage interviews coming soon.