Singer Ozzy Osbourne walked away with the living legend award, which was presented to him by ex-Guns N'' Roses guitarist Slash. Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley was given the title of showman of the year while Australian rockers Airborne were named best new band.
English rock band Led Zeppelin won the event of the year award for their tribute gig to late Atlantic Records boss Ahmet Ertegun at the O2 in London last December. AC/DC won DVD of the year for Plug Me In while Metallica won the award for reissue of the year
Classic Rock magazine's editor-in-chief Scott Rowley said that the Classic Rock Roll of Honour is a celebration of rock music as the most vital and vibrant genre of music. "Ozzy's a household name and bands like AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Metallica and Guns N' Roses are getting more headlines and front covers than ever, breaking box office records and topping the charts," BBC quoted him as saying.