ORANGE AMPLIFICATION PRESENTS
THE CLASSIC ROCK
ROLL OF HONOUR 2012
IN ASSOCIATION WITH CURRENCIES.CO.UK
* ZZ TOP TO RECEIVE LIVING LEGEND AWARD *
* SHORTLIST NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED – VOTING OPEN NOW *
TUESDAY 13TH NOVEMBER
ROUNDHOUSE, CAMDEN, LONDON
Orange Amplification Presents The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour in association with currencies.co.uk enters its 8th year and is proud to announce the first of this year’s winners: ZZ Top. The biggest award of the night will be presented to Texas’ finest at London’s Roundhouse on Tuesday 13th November.
The Living Legend Award has become one of the most highly coveted awards in the music industry. It is only ever awarded to those artists who have truly cemented their place in the rock pantheon – with past winners including Jeff Beck, Alice Cooper, Jimmy Page, Lemmy, Ozzy Osbourne and Iggy Pop.
This year’s winners, ZZ Top, are no strangers to winning accolades with VMA and VH1 Awards and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (inducted by Keith Richards) amongst their achievements. This award marks a new pinnacle.
With a career spanning over four decades and selling more than 50 million albums, the ‘Tres Hombres’ − Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard and Dusty Hill − are always in the media’s lists of Top Rock acts and continue to sell out arenas around the world.
As Billy Gibbons tells Classic Rock: “ZZ Top band members are excitedly gearing up to attend the 2012 Classic Rock Awards, a celebration held in a timely manner following the long awaited release of the new ZZ disc, ‘La Futura’. Good times for sure…! We’ve stuck it out long enough to where this once unpredictable style, which has no basis other than oddness, brought us back into vogue.”
Classic Rock has also announced its shortlist for the coveted reader-voted categories for this year’s Roll Of Honour and fans can cast their all-important vote now at www.classicrockmagazine.com/awards.
The categories voted for by readers are:
Best New Band – Awarded to the best new rock band of the past 12 months
Chris Robinson Brotherhood
The Civil Wars
Band Of The Year - Awarded to the most exciting rock band of the last 12 months
Guns n; Roses
Reissue Of The Year Awarded to the best-embellished reissue of the last 12 months
Heart, Strange Euphoria
Howlin’ Wolf, Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960
Jethro Tull, Aqualung Boxed Set
Judas Priest, Single Cuts: The Complete UK Singles Collection
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Reissues
Pink Floyd, Reissues
Roxy Music, The Complete Studio Recordings
Small Faces, Reissues
Whitesnake, Box O’Snakes: The Sunburst Years 1978-1982
The Who, Quadrophenia, The Super Deluxe Edition
Film/DVD Of The Year
George Harrison, Living In The Material World
Mission to Lars
Mott the Hoople, The Ballad Of Mott The Hoople
Pink Floyd, The Story Of Wish You Were Here
Rock Of Ages
The Rolling Stones, Some Girls Live In Texas
Searching for Sugar Man
Album Of The Year
Alice Cooper, Welcome 2 My Nightmare
Bruce Springsteen, Wrecking Ball
Howlin Rain, The Russian Wilds
Joe Bonamassa, Driving Towards Daylight
Mark Tremonti, All I Was
Mastodon, The Hunter
Rush, Clockwork Angels
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy, Apocalyptic Love
The Union, Siren’s Song
UFO, Seven Deadly
Van Halen, A Different Kind Of Truth
Event Of The Year – What was the most exciting talking point of the last 12 months?
Aerosmith kiss and make up
Black Sabbath reunite
Download Festival 2012
Lou Reed and Metallica pool forces for Lulu
Queen work with Adam Lambert
Springsteen and McCartney get silenced at Hyde Park
Status Quo ‘Frantic Four’ reunite
Ginger Wildheart raises £250K for his new album
The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour is one of the most highly respected ceremonies of the music year and always attracts the biggest names in the world of Rock. Recognition at this must-attend event is the pinnacle of every musician’s career as they join the list of past winners.
This year’s awards will again be held at the legendary Roundhouse in Camden, London on Tuesday 13th November.
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About Classic Rock:
The worlds most revered and respected hard rock media brand, every month Classic Rock magazine goes behind the scenes to bring the real stories of the rock legends from Led Zeppelin to Guns N Roses, Black Sabbath to Pink Floyd and far beyond. Written by the world’s leading rock experts and featuring rock’s most renowned photographers, Classic Rock unearths the reality from the myths and brings you the latest in 21st century rock. Classic Rock is brought to you by the same people who also publish Classic Rock Presents Prog and Classic Rock Presents AOR. Every issue is packed with exclusive interviews and features on rock’s biggest names, and includes the heftiest and most trustworthy rock reviews section on the planet. Classic Rock: The world’s only high-voltage rock’n’roll brand.
About Orange Amplification:
Founded in 1968 by Cliff Cooper, Orange Amps have always been a pioneering force in guitar amplification and built their reputation on delivering high quality without compromise on construction and tone. Known as the best British guitar amplifier manufacturer for both design and build, the company were awarded The Queens Award for Enterprise and International Trade in 2006 and 2009, the highest award that the Queen can confer on a UK company and it is recognised throughout the world.
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