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ZZ Top will receive the Living Legend Award at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour.

The veteran rockers - comprising Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard and Dusty Hill - will follow in the footsteps of Jeff Beck, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Jimmy Page and Iggy Pop when they pick up the accolade at the Orange Amplification Presents The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour in association with currencies.co.uk on November 13.

Frontman Billy Gibbons says he and his bandmates can't wait for the ceremony.

He told Classic Rock magazine: ''ZZ Top band members are excitedly gearing up to attend the 2012 Classic Rock Awards, a Celebration held in a timely manner following the long awaited release of the new ZZ disc, 'La Futura'. Good times for sure!

''We've stuck it out long enough to where this once unpredictable style, which has no basis other than oddness, brought us back into vogue.''

Meanwhile, the group will also battle it out for the Band of the Year prize, but face competition in the category from Black Sabbath,

Guns n' Roses, Joe Bonamassa, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Rush.

Fans can vote in the awards - where categories include Best New Band, Event of the Year, and Album of the Year - at www.classicrockmagazine.com/awards.

The winners will be announced at London's Roundhouse on November 13.

Orange Amplification Presents The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour in association with currencies.co.uk award nominations in reader-voted categories:

Best New Band:

Ancient VVisdom


Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Cory Branan


Monster Truck

Phantom Limb

Tedeschi-Trucks Band

The Civil Wars


Band Of The Year:

Black Sabbath

Guns n' Roses

Joe Bonamassa

Lynyrd Skynyrd


ZZ Top

Reissue Of The Year:

Heart - 'Strange Euphoria'

Howlin' Wolf - 'Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960'

Jethro Tull - 'Aqualung' Boxed Set

Judas Priest - 'Single Cuts: The Complete UK Singles Collection'

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Reissues

Pink Floyd, Reissues

Roxy Music - 'The Complete Studio Recordings'

Small Faces, Reissues

Whitesnake - 'Box O'Snakes: The Sunburst Years 1978-1982'

The Who - 'Quadrophenia, The Super Deluxe Edition'

Film/DVD Of The Year:

George Harrison - 'Living In The Material World'

'Mission to Lars'

Mott the Hoople - 'The Ballad Of Mott The Hoople'

Pink Floyd - 'The Story Of Wish You Were Here'

'Rock Of Ages'

The Rolling Stones - 'Some Girls Live In Texas'

'Searching for Sugar Man'

Album Of The Year:

Alice Cooper - 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare'

Bruce Springsteen - 'Wrecking Ball'

Howlin Rain - 'The Russian Wilds'

Joe Bonamassa - 'Driving Towards Daylight'

Mark Tremonti - 'All I Was'

Mastodon - 'The Hunter'

Opeth - 'Heritage'

Rush - 'Clockwork Angels'

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy - 'Apocalyptic Love'

The Union - 'Siren's Song'

UFO - 'Seven Deadly'

Van Halen - 'A Different Kind Of Truth'

Event Of The Year:

Aerosmith kiss and make up

Black Sabbath reunite

Download Festival 2012

Lou Reed And Metallica pool forces for 'Lulu'

Queen work with Adam Lambert

Springsteen and McCartney get silenced at Hyde Park

Status Quo 'Frantic Four' reunite

Ginger Wildheart raises £250K for his new album


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