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Classic Rock Magazine announce Roll Of Honour 2010 winners

Story by Jack Foley

ROCK veterans AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, Slash and Journey were among the acts recognised at the Marshall Classic Rock Roll Of Honour awards (2010).

Organised by Classic Rock magazine, the prize-giving ceremony took place at London’s Roundhouse and was co-hosted by Alice Cooper and TV presenter Sarah Cawood.

Canadian rockers Rush were honoured with the Living Legend award and frontman Geddy Lee flew to the capital to receive the honour, which marks the first time a band has taken the accolade.

Of the main awards, as voted for by readers of the magazine, AC/DC were named Band Of The Year thanks to a busy 12 months which saw them go to No.1 in the UK album charts (for AC/DC: Iron Man 2) and complete a world tour.

The Rolling Stones took the Reissue Of The Year for their highly regarded masterpiece Exile On Main St, which, 38 years after its original release, and rock icon Slash picked up the award for Album Of The Year, beating off competition from Iron Maiden, Kiss, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains and Gaslight Anthem.

Journey also scooped a prize on the night, for Event Of The Year, in honour of their 1981 single Don’t Stop Believin’ going back into the UK Top 10 following its exposure as part of TV’s Glee.

Journey’s guitarist Neil Schon personally collected that award, and revealed that the band would be touring the UK next year with Foreigner and Styx. Find out more

For a full list of award winners on the night, scroll down below.

Classic Rock Roll of Honour 2010 – Full List of Winners and Nominees (winners in bold):

Iron Man 2 OST

Best New Band
The Union
Taking Dawn
Reckless Love
Urban Voodoo Machine
White Wizzard
Alberta Cross

Album Of The Year
Cheap Trick – The Latest
Bigelf – Cheat The Gallows
Slash – Slash
Kiss – Sonic Boom
Wolfmother – Cosmic Egg
Iron Maiden – The Final Frontier
Pearl Jam – Backspacer
Alice In Chains – Black Gives Way To Blue
Lynyrd Skynyrd – God & Guns
Gaslight Anthem – American Slang
The Scorpions – Sting In The Tail
Europe – Last Look At Eden
Ratt – Infestation
Foreigner – Can’t Slow Down
Black Crowes – Before The Frost…
Steve Hackett – Out Of The Tunnel’s Mouth

Band Of The Year
Aerosmith
AC/DC
Rage Against The Machine
Kiss
Bon Jovi
Slash & Friends
Jeff Beck Band

Event Of The Year
High Voltage
Download
Mott The Hoople Reunion
Rage Against The Machine get to No.1 and play free Finsbury Park show
The Stooges Reunion
Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing goes Top 10

Reissue Of The Year
Rolling Stones – Exile On Main St
Judas Priest – British Steel
The Beatles – Reissues
Black Sabbath – The Dio Years
AC/DC – Backtracks
Jimi Hendrix – Reissues
Nazareth – Reissues
King Crimson – In The Court Of The Crimson King
Where the Action Is: La Nuggets 1965-1968
David Bowie – Station To Station

DVD/Film Of The Year
Oil City Confidential
Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage
Saxon: Heavy Metal Thunder
The Doors: When You’re Strange
The Runaways

Breakthrough
Imelda May

Spirit Of Prog
Rick Wakeman

Childline Rocks Award
Glenn Hughes

Marshall ‘11’ Award
Michael Schenker

Innovator
Killing Joke

Classic Songwriter
Roy Wood

Outstanding Contribution
John Paul Jones

Metal Guru
Geezer Butler

Classic Album
Cheap Trick Live At Budokan

VIP Award
John Jackson

Tommy Vance Inspiration
Ronnie James Dio

Living Legend
Rush