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Gene Simmons To Host Classic Rock Awards

Tuesday, September 13th 2011 01:00

Plus Jeff Beck to receive Living Legend Award

Jeff Beck has been announced as the latest recipient of the prestigious Living Legend Award, following in the footsteps of the likes of Jimmy Page, Lemmy, Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop and Ozzy Osbourne in being recipient of this honour.

Says Beck: "The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour has always been about great music that inspires and excites others. To be named as a 'Living Legend' amongst so many fantastic musicians is an honour. When I was a 6 year old boy I heard Les Paul's 'How High the Moon' over the radio and from that moment on I knew that I wanted to play the guitar and make music. That moment has led me to where I am today. Rock music continues to evolve and its great how established acts inspire the upcoming bands and vice versa, producing more and more great music. I am proud to be a small part of this".

It has also been revealed that KISS bassist GeneSimmons will host the event at The Roundhouse in London on Wednesday, 9 November.

"On that momentous occasion, the planets will align, living legends will gather to honour their own and London will become the centre of the rock & roll universe," says Simmons "It's one thing being a voracious and loyal reader of Classic Rock, but it's another to be in the same room as the people who have inspired me to stop flipping burgers and jump up on stage and have a go at it myself."

You can vote for five categories at the awards right now and be in with a chance of winning tickets for a silver chalet (sleeps six people) at the next Hard Rock Hell and Hammerfest festivals. The line-up at this year’s Hard Rock Hell includes Black Stone Cherry, Magnum, Michael Monroe, The Quireboys and many more.

The categories you can vote in are:

Best New Band
Album Of The Year
Reissue Of The Year
Film/DVD Of The Year
Band Of The Year

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