The U.K.’s Classic Rock magazine has announced nominees for its 2013 Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards, which will be handed out during a November 14 event at London’s Roundhouse. Among the many artists competing for honors in several fan-voted categories are The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac, The Moody Blues, Blue Öyster Cult and Black Sabbath.
Artists competing for the Band of the Year prize include The Stones, Bowie, Sabbath and Status Quo.
In the Album of the Year category, Bowie’s surprising return to action, The Next Day, squares off against Deep Purple’s NOW What?!, Black Sabbath’s 13, and Thin Lizzy spinoff group Black Star Riders‘ All Hell Breaks Loose, among others.
Ex-Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor‘s return to performing with the band is up for Event of the Year, a category that also includes Bowie’s comeback and Sabbath’s feat of reaching #1 on the U.K. album chart.
The Film/DVD of the Year nominees include the Rolling Stones documentary Crossfire Hurricane; Celebration Day, the concert film focusing on Led Zeppelin’s 2007 reunion show; Beware of Mr. Baker, the warts-and-all profile of Cream drummer Ginger Baker; the Status Quo comedy caper Bula Quo; and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl‘s star-studded Sound City documentary.
Artists whose archival releases will be vying for the Reissue of the Year prize include Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac, Blue Öyster Cult, The Moody Blues, King Crimson and The Velvet Underground.
Meanwhile, Black Sabbath will be receiving Classic Rock‘s prestigious Living Legend award at the ceremony. Previous recipients of the honor include ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Alice Cooper and Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne.
To vote for your favorites in these and other categories visit Awards.ClassicRockMagazine.com.
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