Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Iggy Pop, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Ron Wood, Joe Bonamassa Amongst Those Scoring Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards

The 2009 Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards were held last night (November 2nd) at London’s Park Lane Hotel. The star studded event saw Iggy Pop picking up awards alongside The Rolling Stones'' Ron Wood, late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, Cream's Ginger Baker and hard rockin' blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa.

Wood was awarded for his contribution to The Rolling Stones as well as The Jeff Beck Group and The Faces.

John Bonham was posthumously awarded the Tommy Vance Inspiration Award with his wife and daughter collecting the award.

Wood was handed his accolade by The Who's Pete Townshend. Guitarists Slash (Velvet Revolver, ex-Guns N' Roses) and Brian May of Queen also attended the awards.

Iron Maiden were declared Band Of The Year with AC/DC picking up Album Of The Year for Black Ice.

Guitarist Bonamassa, whose latest studio album 'The Ballad Of John Henry' was also up for Album Of The Year, was awarded Breakthrough Artist Of The Year.

Chickenfoot, the supergroup comprised of Van Halen’s Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani were tapped as Best New Band.

The Spirit of Prog Award was handed to Dream Theater, with Mike Portnoy paying tribute to Radiohead and The Mars Volta in his speech.

Classic Songwriter went to Paul Rodgers, Aerosmith's Rocks was named Classic Album while Mott The Hoople scooped Comeback of the Year.

Photos from the event can be viewed here.

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