PRESS RELEASE AND IMAGES: THE CLASSIC ROCK ROLL OF HONOUR 2014 –ROCK’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS NIGHT– Presented By Orange Amplification
ROCK’S PAST AND FUTURE ICONS CELEBRATED AT THE EVENT’S TENTH ANNIVERSARY IN HOLLYWOOD
GREGG ALLMAN, THE DOORS, QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT, OZZY OSBOURNE, METALLICA, WILKO & ROGER DALTREY AND JEFF LYNNE, AMONG OTHER WINNERS
KINGS OF CHAOS, CALIFORNIA BREED, RIVAL SONS AND SCOTT WEILAND & THE WILDABOUTS GAVE EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCES
AWARDS SHOW TO BE TELEVISED ON AXS TV SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28 AT 9pm ET
TEAMROCK+ SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE LAUNCHED – WWW.TEAMROCK.COM
Hosted by UK-based Classic Rock magazine, the 10th annual Classic Rock Awards–the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour presented by Orange Amplification–celebrated some of the most influential and respected musicians in rock at The Avalon in Hollywood last night (11/4). A plethora of icons, innovators and straight-up legends attended the event and were honored with one of the most prestigious awards of the genre. The CLASSIC ROCK ROLL OF HONOUR awards show will officially premiere Sunday, December 28 at 9pm ET on AXS TV as the crowning jewel of the Best Of Classic Rock Weekend.
The milestone event marked the 10th anniversary of the awards and the first time they’ve been hosted outside of London.
The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour once again exceeded all expectations. The ceremony was hosted by multi-platinum Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Sammy Hagar. He was joined by a multitude of illustrious guest presenters including Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Joe Elliot (Def Leppard), musician, writer and actor Henry Rollins, Eric Idle (Monty Python) and Scott Ian (Anthrax) who presented awards to some of rock’s biggest stars including The Doors, Queen + Adam Lambert, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Wilco & Roger Daltrey, Joe Perry and Jeff Lynne among others. The night was capped off by Gregg Allman, one of rock’s most acclaimed and beloved icons, receiving this year’s Living Legend Award. Previous winners of the Living Legend Award include: Jeff Beck, Alice Cooper, Jimmy Page, Lemmy Kilmister, Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop and ZZ Top. The night was also highlighted by a stellar line-up of live performances from some of the most exciting and respected artists in rock: Kings Of Chaos, California Breed, Rival Sons and Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts.
Classic Rock editor Siân Llewellyn says: “What a night! I’d heard rumours that Hollywood was one of the best places for a party, and this evening proved those rumours true. The past, present and future of high-voltage rock’n’roll came out to celebrate the music that has soundtracked all of our lives. Only at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour could you glance around and see the likes of Gregg Allman, Ozzy Osbourne, Jeff Lynne, Queen and The Doors, to name but a handful. Roll on next year…”
Sammy Hagar served as host of the 2014 CLASSIC ROCK ROLL OF HONOUR.
The Classic Rock Roll of Honour 2014 presented by Orange Amplification winners:
Living Legend (Sponsored by Orange Amplification) ̶ Gregg Allman
Inspiration (Sponsored by Global Merchandise) ̶ The Doors
Band Of The Year (Sponsored by Universal Records) ̶ Queen + Adam Lambert
Film Of The Year (Sponsored by AXS.TV) ̶ Metallica ‘Through The Never’
Album Of The Year (Sponsored by MixRadio) ̶ Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey ‘Going Back Home’
Classic Album (Sponsored by Eagle Rock) ̶ Ozzy Osbourne ‘Blizzard Of Ozz’
Outstanding Contribution (Sponsored by CitiBank) ̶ Jeff Lynne
Reissue Of The Year (Sponsored by The Great Frog) – Led Zeppelin ‘I, II & III’ Deluxe Editions
Maestro ̶ Joe Perry
Metal Guru ̶ Dave Mustaine
The Bluesman (Sponsored by Blues Magazine) ̶ Eric Burdon
The V.I.P. (Sponsored by Sunset Marquis Hotel • Restaurant • Spa) ̶ Sharon Osbourne
Best New Band ̶ The Cadillac Three.
Photo credit: Stephanie Cabral.