Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath top the list of stars who'll be picking up awards this week at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour in London.
Also among the artists expected to attend next Thursday's event are Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, Ray Davies, Mott the Hoople and former Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman. It will be hosted by former Marillion singer Fish. The awards are handed out by the U.K.'s Classic Rock magazine.
Black Sabbath will receive the Living Legend award, and Ozzy Osbourne says,
“It’s good to be a living legend. It’s better than being a dead one.”
Previous winners include ZZ Top, Jeff Beck, Alice Cooper and Jimmy
Page. Ozzy already won it as a solo artist in 2008.
Nominees in other categories:
Band/Artist of the Year: Black Sabbath, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden and Status Quo
Album of the Year: Black Sabbath 13, David Bowie The Next Day, Deep Purple Now What? and others
Reissue of the Year: Blue Oyster Cult The Columbia Albums Collection, Deep Purple Machine Head 40th Anniversary, Fleetwood Mac Rumours, Moody Blues Timeless Flight and others
Event of the Year: David Bowie releases an album, Mick Taylor joins The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park, Black Sabbath hit number-one on the album chart and others
Film/DVD: Ginger Baker Beware of Mr. Baker, The Rolling Stones Crossfire Hurricane, Dave Grohl Sound City Players, Led Zeppelin Celebration Day, B.B. King The Life of Riley and others