Classic Rock Awards

U.K. magazine Classic Rock have unveiled their 2012 “Roll of Honour” at a ceremony at the Roundhouse in London. Hosted by Duff McKagan, ZZ Top were presented with the coveted Living Legend Award by 2011 winner, Jeff Beck.

Rush did well. They took Album of the Year and Band of the Year. Pink Floyd were given the award for Film/DVD of the Year and Reissue of the Year, with Status Quo taking the award for Classic Album and Rival Sons for Breakthrough. Deep Purple’s late Jon Lord was given the Tommy Vance Inspiration Award.

The complete list of winners is:

Classic Rock Roll of Honour 2012

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 of Roxy Music
Tommy Vance Inspiration Award - Jon Lord
Classic Songwriter Award - Russ Ballard
Outstanding Contribution - The Damned
Classic Album Award - Status Quo Live!
V.I.P. Award - Tony Smith
Metal Guru Award - Anthrax
Best New Band - Tracer
Album Of The Year - Rush Clockwork Angels
Reissue Of The Year - Pink Floyd 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

Lynyrd Skynyrd played a 30-minute set for the invited guests after a gala dinner.