added: 13 Sep 2011 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour has established itself as the music award ceremony for true music fans. In its seven-year history it has attracted and honoured some of the greatest musicians the world has ever seen, and 2011 will be no different. Receiving the coveted Living Legend Award is one of the most influential and respected guitarists of all time, Jeff Beck. And the host for the evening will be rock god and Kiss co-frontman, Gene Simmons.
The Living Legend Award has become one of the most prestigious awards in rock and has been accepted by some true greats, including Jimmy Page, Lemmy, Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop and Alice Cooper ' and this year is no different. As one of the most influential lead guitarists of all time, Jeff Beck helped shape blues-rock, psychedelia, and heavy metal. He has won no fewer than eight Grammy Awards, and been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame twice, once as a member of the Yardbirds and once as himself.
Classic Rock Magazine has 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.
-- Best New Band (sponsored by The Kraken)
-- Album Of The Year (sponsored by Eagle Vision)
-- Reissue Of The Year (sponsored by Alchemy)
-- Film / DVD
-- Band Of The Year (sponsored by Live Nation)
The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour is not just about sales, it's about great music that will stand the test of time. It has become one of the most respected and highly anticipated music events of the year and is a career milestone for the lucky few. In its short history, it has celebrated the work of some of the world's most influential and respected musicians.
This year's awards will again be held at the legendary Roundhouse in Camden on Wednesday 9th November.