Duff McKagan Praises Pink Floyd and ZZ Top At Classic Rock Awards
NME reports that Pink Floyd, ZZ Top, The Damned and Status Quo were all honored at the Classic Rock Awards last night.
The ceremony was hosted by Duff McKagan (bassist for Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver and Loaded), who told musicians to support the Help For Heroes charity.
ZZ Top won the Living Legend award, which was announced by 2011’s winner, guitarist Jeff Beck. Rivals Sons won Breakthrough Act of the Year for their second album Head Down. Russ Ballard won the Classic Songwriter award. He wrote Rainbow’s 1980 song “Since You’ve Been Gone” and Argent’s “God Gave Rock and Roll To You” (covered by Kiss).
Here’s the full list of winners:
The Living Legend Award – ZZ Top
Event Of The Year – Ginger Raises £250k
Breakthrough Act Of The Year – Rival Sons
The Musicians’ Union Maestro Award – Phil Manzanera
Tommy Vance Inspiration Award – Jon Lord
Classic Songwriter Award – Russ Ballard
Outstanding Contribution – The Damned
Classic Album Award – Status Quo ‘Live!’
VIP Award – Tony Smith
Metal Guru Award – Anthrax
Best New Band – Tracer
Album Of The Year – Rush ‘Clockwork Angels’
Reissue Of The Year – Pink Floyd’s ‘Immersion’
Film/DVD Award – Pink Floyd The Story Of Wish You Were Here
Band Of The Year – Rush
Spirit Of Prog Award – Family
Showman Of The Year – Nikki Sixx
Comeback Award – Lynyrd Skynyrd