Los Angeles - Paul McCartney has been named Artist of the Year at the inaugural Ultimate Classic Rock Awards.
The 69-year-old musician beat off strong competition from Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx, Chickenfoot's Sammy Hagar and Alice Cooper to take home the honour with 34% of the vote in the poll.
A statement on ultimateclassicrock.com said: "The 69-year-old McCartney had his (meat-free) plate full for all of 2011. Whether it was releasing re-issues of his two truest solo efforts, McCartney and McCartney II, collaborating with the New York City Ballet, producing a film marking the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 or embarking on his huge On the Run tour, he pretty much did it all. Congratulations, Paul!"
AC/DC were the big winners with wins in three categories including Best Reissue or Archival Release, Best DVD and Best Commercial while Chickenfoot received two gongs, Album of the Year for Ill and Song of the Year for Big Foot.
Slash took home the Best Live Album gong, with his former band Guns 'N Roses voted Tour of the Year and Ozzy Osbourne won Best Box Set.
230 000 votes were cast in the 2011 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards.
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
Two men were shot outside a hip-hop concert in New Jersey, local media has reported. Read More »
Justin Bieber has been given more time to complete his five days of community service, a year after the sentence was given to him. Read More »
All the facts.
South AfricaCity Press
South AfricaHire ResolveR300 000 - R420 000 Per Year
TownhousesR 1 750 000
HousesR 2 650 000
HousesR 1 700 000