Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath Triple Winners At Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards

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Reunited rockers Black Sabbath were triple winners at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour awards in London on Thursday night (14Nov13), but terminally ill Wilko Johnson was the event's hero.

The 66-year-old former Dr. Feelgood guitarist, who was told by doctors that he would not live past October (13) after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year (13), took to the stage to collect the night's Innovator Award and joked, "I'm supposed to be dead now."

The rocker, who hopes to have time to record one more album with The Who star Roger Daltrey, told the audience at the ceremony that he has never felt more "vividly alive" after accepting his latest award from fellow musician Jimmy Page at the London Roundhouse.

Meanwhile, Ozzy Osbourne and his bandmates collected the Living Legend Award and the Best Album prize for their comeback release 13. They also claimed the Event of the Year trophy for taking the album to number one on the British charts.

The triple win came hours after Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler announced plans to extend their reunion tour into 2014.

Other winners included The Rolling Stones, who claimed the Best Band prize, and Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin and late blues legend Rory Gallagher.

The full list of winners is:

The Living Legend Award - Black Sabbath

Event Of The Year - Black Sabbath go to number one

Breakthrough Award - Virginmarys

The Musicians' Union Maestro - James Dean Bradfield

Tommy Vance Inspiration Award - Rory Gallagher

Outstanding Contribution - Mott the Hoople

Classic Album - Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton by John Mayall

VIP Award - Shep Gordon

Metal Guru - Zakk Wylde

Best New Band - The Temperance Movement

Album Of The Year - 13 by Black Sabbath

Reissue Of The Year - Rumours (35th anniversary edition) by Fleetwood Mac

Film Of The Year - Celebration Day by Led Zeppelin

Band Of The Year - The Rolling Stones

Spirit Of Prog - Alex Lifeson

The Showmen - The Darkness

Innovator - Wilko Johnson.


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