Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Joe Bonamassa, Def Leppard Among Those Up For Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards

This year's Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Award nominations were announced today on the UK based magazine's web site, and there are a slew of artists up for awards this year. Legendary Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne is to be granted official Living Legend status at the 2008 event, at which the other winners will be announced at a gala ceremony on Monday, November 3 at London's Park Lane Hotel.

The nominations for the '08 ceremony were announced this afternoon by shock-rock legend Alice Cooper at a launch event held at the Borderline in central London. Previous recipients of the Living Legend award include Jimmy Page, Lemmy and Cooper himself.

Def Leppard and Whitesnake are both nominated for Album Of The Year, Band Of The Year and jointly Event Of The Year for their recent double-header tour. Other nominees for Album Of The Year include Alice Cooper, hard rockin' blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa, The Black Crowes, Uriah Heep, Opeth and Journey.

Led Zeppelin are also up for three gongs, for Band Of The Year, DVD Of The Year and Event Of The Year, having played a comeback show at London's 02 Arena last December.

Full Nominees for Album of the year are as follows :

Big Linda – I Loved You
Black Crowes – Warpaint
Joe Bonamassa – Sloe Gin
Alice Cooper – Along Came A Spider
Def Leppard – Songs From The Sparkle Lounge
Journey – Revelation
Opeth – Watershed
Stone Gods – Silver Spoons And Broken Bones
Uriah Heep – Wake The Sleeper
Whitesnake – Good To Be Bad

Public voting on all of categories, which include Best New Band, Best Band, Reissue Of The Year and DVD Of The Year among others, kicks off from August 20 in Classic Rock magazine, and from August 16 by visiting the Clog.To see all the nominations go to the Classic Rock Magazine web site here.

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