Aerosmith wins Event of the Year at 2007 Classic Rock Awards

November 6, 2007

The third annual Classic Rock Roll Of Honours were held last night (Monday, November 5, 2007), with Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page receiving the Living Legend Award.

The legendary guitarist - who last week fractured his finger causing the long awaited Led Zeppelin reunion concert to be postponed (read more) - was presented with the gong at the at the awards ceremony last night (November 5) at London's Landmark Hotel.

Fellow rocker and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler presented Page with the award and a Gibson Les Paul - the guitar Page made famous - signed by Les Paul himself.

The presentation was followed by an extensive video of Page's life with Zeppelin frontman and Page's long term partner Robert Plant, guitar legend Les Paul and Elvis' guitarist Scotty Moore all paying tribute to their friend.

An overwhelmed Page gushed, "It's really quite something, the speech Steve Tyler gave was superb and I thought I could handle it but seeing all that imagery of my life?

"It just comes down to one thing really - a kid who's really into Rock N Roll. Rock N Roll took me as a hostage as opposed to the other way round. It's the same with kids today."

Elsewhere and Status Quo picked up the 'Classic Songwriter's' gong, Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi won the 'Metal Guru' title and Meat Loaf - who failed to attend after falling ill - was honoured with the 'Classic Album' award for his seminal 1977 album 'Bat Out Of Hell', which has exceeded over 34 million sales to date.

Meanwhile Pink Floyd's Nick Mason took to the stage to honour his long-term collaborator and graphic legend Storm Thorgerson - who famously designed Pink Floyd's iconic 'Dark Side Of The Moon' cover - with an 'Outstanding Contribution' award.

The Readers Awards - as voted for by the magazine's users - saw Kiss receive 'Reissue Of The Year' for their 'Alive! 1975 - 2000' album, which Guns N Roses/ Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan collected, and Aerosmith picked up the Event of the Year gong for Aerosmith's Hyde Park extravaganza (beating the hot favourite - Keith Richards snorting his Dad's ashes).

Check out these pictures from the Classic Rock Awards Show courtesy of Ross Halfin.

Source: xmf.co.uk

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