The 2015 Classic Rock Roll Of Honour takes place on Wednesday, November 11th, at The Roundhouse, London.
It’s the star-studded night where the great and good of high-voltage rock’n’roll will get together to celebrate talent both old and new – from those bands making their debut on the scene, to those who began it all…
But, of course, we couldn’t do any of this without your help. We might have come up with the nominations shortlist, but the final decision as to who will win the Album Of The Year, Best New Band, Reissue Of The Year, Band Of The Year and Film Of The Year categories rests with YOU.
AC/DC OR STATUS QUO OR LED ZEPPELIN OR IRON MAIDEN OR THE ROLLING STONES OR FAITH NO MORE OR SLASH OR CSN&Y OR RUSH OR THE BEATLES…
Following last year’s triumphant appearance at Los Angeles’ prestigious AVALON Hollywood, the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour returns to the UK to celebrate another exceptional year of rock. Led Zeppelin are once again dominating the charts with their reissues, AC/DC played triumphant stadium shows and released another acclaimed album, Faith No More returned to huge critical praise and Royal Blood continued their rapid rise, to name just a few highlights. There is also the new breed of bands coming through such as We Are Harlot, Kill It Kid and Wolf Alice looking set to stake their own claim in rock history.
With five public voted categories, the Foo Fighters, AC/DC, Rush, Halestorm and Joe Bonamassa all receive multiple nominations. Band Of The Year is populated by some of the biggest stadium acts in the world and have combined album sales of over half a billion. The Foo Fighters most recently played to over 125k at the Milton Keynes Bowl (5 September), supported by Album Of The Year nominees Royal Blood, proving rock continues to be the benchmark of quality in a world of TV pop-based talent shows.
The evenings’ host is Chris Jericho, frontman of rock band Fozzy and world renowned wrestler. With a reputation that precedes him, Jericho has wrestled for over 15 years, claimed over 30 world titles including six with WWE. An avid musician, his band Fozzy play all over the world. Fozzy released their sixth and most recent album ‘Do You Wanna Start A War’ in 2014 to critical acclaim. Jericho also hosts the TeamRock World Rock Chart every Sunday on TeamRock radio.
Siân Llewellyn, Editor of Classic Rock, says, “What a great 12 months it’s been for high-voltage rock’n’roll. And what a year for us to return to the Roll Of Honour’s spiritual home at London’s Roundhouse after celebrating its tenth anniversary in Hollywood. With fantastic new bands to celebrate and brilliant albums to consider it was trickier than ever to nail down our nomination shortlist. Put simply, it means that the Classic Rock Awards will be another brilliant evening of rock’n’roll celebration!”
The nominee’s for this year are:
Best New Band – The best new rock band of the past 12 months
We Are Harlot
Kill It Kid
Album Of The Year – The best new album of the past 12 months
AC/DC – Rock Or Bust
The Darkness – Last Of Our Kind
Blackberry Smoke – Holding All The Roses
Halestorm – Into The Wild Life
Thunder – Wonder Days
Steven Wilson – Hand. Cannot. Erase.
Von Hertzen Brothers – New Day Rising
Faith No More – Sol Invictus
Royal Blood – Royal Blood
Black Star Riders – The Killer Instinct
Robert Plant – Lullaby And…The Ceaseless Roar
Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades Of Blue
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators – World On Fire
Iron Maiden – Book Of Souls
Ghost – Meliora
Motörhead – Bad Magic
Reissue Of The Year – The best reissue of the past 12 months
Led Zeppelin – IV, Houses Of The Holy, Physical Graffiti, Presence, In Through
The Out Door, Coda
Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers: Super Deluxe Edition
The Kinks – The Anthology: 1964 – 1971
Bad Company – Bad Company, Straight Shooter Deluxe Editions
Status Quo – Status Quo Live Box Set
The Allman Brothers – The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings
The Pretty Things – Bouquets From A Cloudy Sky
Bob Dylan & The Band – The Basement Tapes Complete, Bootleg Series Vol.11
The Beatles – Mono Vinyl Collection
The Manic Street Preachers – The Holy Bible 20
Suzi Quatro – The Girl From Detroit City
Deep Purple – The Hard Road: The Mark 1 Studio Recordings 1968 – 69
Bryan Adams – Reckless 30th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – CSNY 1974
Rainbow – A Light In The Black 1975 – 1984
Film (or DVD) Of The Year – The best classic rock-related film release of the past 12 months
Rush – R40
Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways
Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck
Love And Mercy
The Wrecking Crew
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
Joe Bonamassa – Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks
Band Of The Year – The most exciting rock band of the past 12 months
WHO WINS? ONLY YOUR VOTE
CAN DECIDE ON THESE AND MORE.
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