IGGY POP, BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN Honored At CLASSIC ROCK Awards

According to Classic Rock magazine, the heavy hitters and major players of the rock music industry all gathered together tonight at the Park Lane Hotel in London to celebrate the winners of the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards 2009.

Hosted by THUNDER's Danny Bowes, the awards were attended by the biggest names in rock royalty, including Iggy Pop, Ronnie Wood, Tony Iommi and Ginger Baker, all collecting much sought-after Classic Rock magazine awards.

Commemorating their spectacular achievements of touring around the world last year, IRON MAIDEN were honored with the prestigious "Band Of The Year" award and were there on the night to personally accept — as was Tony Iommi of BLACK SABBATH, who was given the award for "Best Reissue" for the deluxe re-releases of BLACK SABBATH's first three albums: "Black Sabbath", "Paranoid" and "Master Of Reality".

Classic Rock's editor-in-chief Scott Rowley said: "It's nice to end the decade on a high, with the fifth and most star-studded Classic Rock Roll Of Honour. Classic Rock is the U.K.'s fastest-growing music monthly — and the ONLY one whose sales went up in 2009. It's going to be a very heavy 2010…"

Classic Rock Roll Of Honour 2009 — full list of winners:

"Best New Band"
Voted for by readers of Classic Rock magazine
Sponsored by Mean Fiddler
Winner: CHICKENFOOT

"Album Of The Year"
Voted for by readers of Classic Rock magazine
Sponsored by Universal Catalogue / Lost Tunes
Winner: AC/DC - "Black Ice"

"Band Of The Year"
Voted for by readers of Classic Rock magazine
Sponsored by Guitar Hero
Winner: IRON MAIDEN

"Best Reissue"
Voted for by readers of Classic Rock magazine
Sponsored by Live Nation
Winner: BLACK SABBATH Reissues

"DVD / Film Of The Year"
Voted for by readers of Classic Rock magazine
Sponsored by Play.com
Winner: "Anvil! The Story of Anvil"

"Event Of The Year"
Voted for by readers of Classic Rock magazine
Sponsored by Alchemy
Winner: Download Festival

"Outstanding Contribution"
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Monitor Audio
Winner: Ronnie Wood

"Tommy Vance Inspiration Award"
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Rhino
Winner: John Bonham

"Innovator"
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Eagle Rock
Winner: Ginger Baker

"VIP Award"
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Dannoff Premium Vodka
Winner: Doc McGhee

"Metal Guru"
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Bravado
Winner: Biff Byford

"Spirit Of Prog"
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Planet Rock
Winner: DREAM THEATER

"Marshall 11 Award"
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Marshall
Winner: Billy Gibbons

"Childline Rocks Award"
Winner: Steve Harley

"Classic Songwriter"
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Sony Music
Winner: Paul Rodgers

"Classic Album"
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Provogue
Winner: AEROSMITH - "Rocks"

"Breakthrough"
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Rock Radio
Winner: Joe Bonamassa

"Comeback Of The Year"
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by EMI Music
Winner: MOTT THE HOOPLE

"Living Legend"
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Marshall
Winner: Iggy Pop

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