Ozzy Osbourne is once again being celebrated as a Living Legend.
Black Sabbath has been tapped for the recognition at this fall's "Classic Rock Roll Of Honor." The UK's "Classic Rock" magazine is behind the annual event. Osbourne previously earned the prize in 2008 as a solo artist.
Ozzy says he's pleased to get the nod for a second time, explaining, "It's good to be a living legend. It's better than being a dead one." But Living Legend might not be the only award the band gets. Black Sabbath is also in the running in three fan-voted categories heading into the event. 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."
The Rolling Stones are also three-time nominees, and face Sabbath for Band of the Year and Event of the Year. The group is also up for Film/DVD for their documentary "Crossfire Hurricane." David Bowie has a couple of bids, while Led Zeppelin, Ginger Baker, Fleetwood Mac, and Deep Purple are some of the other nominees. The "Classic Rock Roll Of Honour" will be presented in a ceremony in London on November 14th.
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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