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Iggy Pop named Living Legend of 2009

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Story by Jack Foley

CLASSIC Rock Magazine has named punk pioneer Iggy Pop as the 2009 recipient of its prestigious Living Legend award at the fifth annual Marshall Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards.

Iggy will collect the trophy on Monday, November 2 in London.

The Classic Rock Magazine Living Legend award is bestowed on a rock musician for their enduring influence and remarkable achievements in the world of rock music.

Iggy Pop will be joining an illustrious list of previous legendary recipients such as Ozzy Osbourne, Jimmy Page, Alice Cooper and Lemmy.

Iggy commented: “I was surprised and really really honoured to be recognised in this way by Classic Rock, which represents the most creative and sincere music genre of our times.

“I feel now that all those years of banging away in the dives and palaces of the weird universe of rock are finally adding up to something. The other people who have received this award are absolutely awesome, and I feel very lucky to be included. Thanks to Classic Rock!”

Scott Rowley, editor-in-chief of Classic Rock Magazine, added: “It’s time to remind people of Iggy the rock ’n’ roll pioneer, one of the creators of hard rock and punk and a legendary performer and icon.”

The nominations for the 2009 Marshall Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards were announced earlier this year with voting continuing in both Classic Rock Magazine and online.

AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Metallica and Anvil are all vying for multiple awards; to cast your vote pick up a copy of Classic Rock Magazine (October issue out today) or visit the website