reports that Alice Cooper
scooped the Living Legend award at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour
event in London. QUEEN
guitarist Brian May
presented the 58-year-old with the gong. A painting of the rocker, valued at £50,000, was also given to him. QUEEN
won two awards — Best Reissue for their album "A Night at the Opera"
and the Classic Songwriter award, collected by Brian May
and Roger Taylor
. DEF LEPPARD
, IRON MAIDEN
and the NEW YORK DOLLS
were also winners. DEF LEPPARD
won the classic album award and the NEW YORK DOLLS
won comeback of the year, although they were not at the ceremony.
The award for Album Of The Year went to IRON MAIDEN
for "A Matter of Life and Death"
, and the band's manager Rod Smallwood
took home the VIP award. WHITESNAKE
took awards for Band Of The Year as well as Best DVD.
The Event Of The Year award was given to the Monsters of Rock
festival at Milton Keynes Bowl. ROADSTAR
took Best New Band, Phil Lynott
won the Tommy Vance Inspiration Award and the Metal Guru award went to Ronnie James Dio
from the band DIO