Black Sabbath already know they're a winner at the "Classic Rock Roll Of Honor." The band has been tapped as this year's Living Legend at the "Classic Rock" magazine event.
But the group could leave with other awards as well. Six of the 17 categories are fan-voted, and Sabbath is in the running in three of them. They're up for Band of the Year, Album of the Year with 13, and Event of the Year for topping the chart with 13.
And Sabbath is facing competition from other veteran rockers. David Bowie and The Rolling Stones are also three-time nominees with nods for Band of the Year and Event of the Year. Bowie also meets Sabbath in the album category with his first release in nine years, The Next Day. The Stones' third bid is for Film/DVD of the Year for their documentary Crossfire Hurricane.
Other rockers could receive recognition as well. Iron Maiden is another Band of the Year contender, while Led Zeppelin and Ginger Baker are also included in the Film/DVD category. Fleetwood Mac, Deep Purple, and Black Star Riders are nominees as well, along with Blue Oyster Cult, King Crimson, The Moody Blues, and others. The "Classic Rock Roll Of Honour" will be presented in a ceremony in London on Thursday.
Fan-voted categories for the 2013 Classic Rock Roll Of Honour
BEST NEW BAND
Awarded to the best new rock band
BEWARE OF DARKNESS
THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT
BAND OF THE YEAR
Awarded to the most exciting rock band of the past 12 months
BLACK SABBATH - New album topping the charts
DAVID BOWIE - surprise new album release
IRON MAIDEN - Triumphant Download headliners
THE ROLLING STONES - They celebrated five decades in music by returning to Hyde Park after 44 years and headlining Glastonbury
STATUS QUO - The return of the Frantic Four
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
BLACK SABBATH, "13"
BLACK STAR RIDERS, "All Hell Breaks Loose"
CLUTCH, "Earth Rocker"
DAVID BOWIE, "The Next Day"
DEEP PURPLE, "NOW What?!"
GARY CLARK JR, "Blak And Blu"
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, "…Like Clockwork"
RIVAL SONS, "Head Down"
SHOOTER JENNINGS, "The Other Life"
STEVEN WILSON, "The Raven That Refused To Sing"
THE VIRGINMARYS, "King Of Conflict"
VON HERTZEN BROTHERS, "Nine Lives"
REISSUE OF THE YEAR
Awarded to the best-embellished reissue of the past 12 months
BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, "The Columbia Albums Collection"
DEEP PURPLE, "Machine Head 40th Anniversary"
FAMILY, "Once Upon A Time"
FLEETWOOD MAC, "Rumours Deluxe"
HAWKWIND, "Warrior On The Edge Of Time"
KING CRIMSON, "Larks’ Tongues In Aspic 40th Anniversary"
MANIC STREET PREACHERS, "Generation Terrorists 20th Anniversary"
MOODY BLUES, "Timeless Flight"
SEX PISTOLS, "Never Mind The Bollocks 35th Anniversary"
VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO, six-disc edition
EVENT OF THE YEAR
The biggest talking point in the rock world in the past 12 months
JOE BONAMASSA’s four London gigs
DAVID BOWIE releases an album
MICK TAYLOR joins the Stones at Hyde Park
BLACK SABBATH hit No.1 in the album chart
GINGER BAKER, "Beware Of Mr Baker"
THE ROLLING STONES, "Crossfire Hurricane"
DAVE GROHL, "Sound City Players"
THE UNDERTONES, "Good Vibrations"
LED ZEPPELIN, "Celebration Day"
STATUS QUO, "Bula Quo!"
BB KING, "The Life Of Riley"
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