JIMMY PAGE Unveiled As 'Living Legend' At Third Annual CLASSIC ROCK AWARDS

Legendary guitarist Jimmy Page, is to be honored as the Living Legend at this year's Classic Rock Roll of Honour, Classic Rock magazine's third annual award show, which this year takes place on Monday, November 5, 2007 at London's prestigious Landmark Hotel. Elsewhere in the awards, one of the most headline-grabbing, eyebrow-raising rock events of the year, Keith Richards snorting his father's ashes, gets its very own nomination in the "Event of the Year" category alongside the reformation of both GENESIS and THE POLICE, AEROSMITH's critically-acclaimed Hyde Park Calling performance and LOU REED's historic Berlin concert.

In another year dominated by reformations and heritage acts performing for the first time in years, the Roll of Honour nominations feature some of the world's biggest rock stars as well as the unsung and often overlooked heroes of rock n' roll. Taking on the big guns for the title of "Band of the Year" are UK chart-toppers MUSE and US super-group VELVET REVOLVER who have the likes of AEROSMITH, HEAVEN AND HELL and RUSH to contend with. VELVET REVOLVER also feature in the nominations for the "Album of the Year" category alongside such luminaries as IAN HUNTER, PORCUPINE TREE, RUSH and THE WHO.

The nominations for the Classic Rock Roll of Honour 2007, in full, are as follows:

Album Of The Year

Awarded to the best new album released between Aug 2006 and Aug 2007

01. BUCKCHERRY ­ 15
02. IAN HUNTER ­ Shrunken Heads
03. PORCUPINE TREE ­ Fear Of A Black Planet
04. RUSH ­ Snakes & Arrows
05. VELVET REVOLVER ­ Libertad
06. THE WHO ­ Endless Wire

Band Of The Year

Awarded to the most exciting rock band of the year

01. AEROSMITH
02. HEAVEN AND HELL
03. MUSE
04. RUSH
05. VELVET REVOLVER

Best Reissue

Awarded to the most timely, best-presented and well-compiled album reissue of the past 12 months

01. DEF LEPPARD ­ Hysteria Deluxe Edition
02. KISS ­ Alive! 1975-2000
03. WHITESNAKE ­ 1987 20th Anniversary Edition
04. MANIC STREET PREACHERS ­ Everything Must Go 10th Anniversary Edition
05. THE PRETENDERS ­ The Pretenders
06. THE TRAVELLING WILBURY'S ­ Deluxe Collector's Edition

DVD Of The Year

The greatest rock DVD release of the past 12 months

01. BOB DYLAN ­ Don't Look Back
02. FREE ­ Forever
03. METALLICA ­ The Videos 1989-2004
04. MAN OF THE WORLD ­ The Peter Green Story
05. THE POLICE ­ Everybody Stares

Event Of The Year

Awarded to the greatest tour, reunion or dropped-me-bacon-sandwich moment of the past 12 months

01. AEROSMITH at Hyde Park
02. GENESIS reform
03. THE POLICE reform
04. LOU REED Berlin concert
05. Keith Richards snorts his Dad
06. SAXON on Harvey Goldsmith

Best New Band

Awarded to the best new rock band who have released a debut in the last 12 months

01. BLACK STONE CHERRY
02. DAMONE
03. PRIESTESS
04. ROSE HILL DRIVE
05. THE TREWS

Chris Ingham, publisher of Classic Rock magazine, commented: "Each year the Roll of Honour further cements its position as the awards that the stars really care about. The list of stars attending last year's ceremony was unsurpassed and with the awards taking place in the uber-exclusive surroundings of the Landmark Hotel, plus the fantastic news that Classic Rock magazine continues to be the UK's fastest-growing music magazine means this year's awards will again be the event of the year"

Classic Rock magazine has continued to be the UK's fastest growing music magazine, increasing its circulation by another 20% year-on-year to a total of 67,241 readers a month — its highest ever circulation. In a time when other UK music magazines struggle to retain readers, Classic Rock magazine continues to prove that by listening to its readers and delivering engaging content a magazine can flourish.

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