Black Sabbath hailed at Kerrang! Awards

2012-06-08 09:22
Los Angeles - Black Sabbath were honoured for their influence on rock music at the Kerrang! Awards on Thursday. 

The reformed band - made up of vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tomy Iommi and bass player Geezer Butler - picked up the Inspiration Award at the magazine's annual prize-giving show at The Brewery in Barbican, London. 

Guitarist Slash was given the Icon Award, putting him in the company of icons including Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails and Alice in Chains.

Surrey-based band You Me At Six won Best British Band for the second year running, beating Iron Maiden and Bullet For My Valentine to pick up the prize.

Other winners included Tenacious D for Service to Rock, Download Festival for Services to Metal and Enter Shikari, who were named Best Live Band.

'Justice was done'

Commenting on his award, Jack Black of Tenacious D admits he was surprised the magazine made up an award for him.

He told BANG Showbiz: "They phoned us up and said we were going to be the recipients of an award, and so I said, 'What, band of the year? 'And they said, 'No, an award called in service to Rock 'n' Roll award', and so I said, 'Cool, who's won that before?' and they said, 'No one, we just invented it so you'd come.' And I said, 'So be it, we'll be there.'"

The magazine's editor James McMahon said: "So that's another awards down, for another year, and I think, justice was done in all the categories. Rock in 2012 has more than its fair share of heroes, pioneers, legends - and I'm chuffed a large proportion got to take home an oversized metallic K! for their mantelpiece this evening."

Villain of the Year went to Boyfriend singer Justin Bieber, who beat One Direction and Simon Cowell to win the prize.

Kerrang! Awards full list of winners:

Best British Newcomer
While She Sleeps

Kerrang! Service to Rock
Tenacious D

Best Single
Black Veil Brides - Rebel Love Song

Best Album

Mastodon - The Hunter 

The Devotion Award
The Blackout

Kerrang! Service to Metal
Download Festival

Best Video
Bring Me The Horizon - Alligator Blood

Best Live Band
Enter Shikari

Best International Band
My Chemical Romance

Best British Band
You Me At Six

Kerrang! Hall of Fame
Machine Head

Kerrang! Icon

Kerrang! Inspiration Award
Black Sabbath

Best International Newcomer
Falling In Reverse

Best TV Show
Game Of Thrones

Best Video Game

Best Film
The Hunger Games

Best Comedian
Russell Howard

Tweeter of the Year
Hayley Williams, Paramore

Hottest Female
Lzzy Hale, Halestorm

Hottest Male
Ben Bruce, Asking Alexandria

Villain of the Year
Justin Bieber

Hero of the Year
Rou Reynolds, Enter Shikari

Best Festival


  • Preshen - 2012-06-08 09:30

    They should do the new sound track to Bat Man

  • ryno.duplessis - 2012-06-08 11:46

    Glad that Mastodon won the album of the year, "The Hunter" is a great album, they are evolving as a band and are just getting better as they getting older. The fact that due was given to Machine Head is well deserved. They have inspired so many metal bands along the way, and kicked metal into a new direction with their last two albums Personally, their 2nd last album The Blackening, is a a master-piece and will go down as one of the greatest metal albums ever! And then Sabbath, the band that started the metal-revolution... ALL HAIL THEE! Sabbath Bloody Sabbath!

  • Francis - 2012-06-08 12:51

    Iron men all three!!! Well done to the Sabbs!!!

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