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Classic Rock Awards toast golden oldies

Veteran rockers ruled the roost last night at the Classic Rock Awards, hosted by ‘Schools Out’ star Alice Cooper.

AC/DC were named band of the year, with Slash picking up best album award for his solo debut.

The Union, the new act band from Thunder guitarist Luke Morley, picked up best new band and also played live. 

The awards reflected a renewed interest in today's rock market.

“This year’s award winners include two bands that had a number one album in 2010 (the Rolling Stones and AC/DC), a band with one of the most downloaded songs in history (Journey), and a band who just completed the second-highest grossing concert tour in music history (AC/DC again) – all proof that rock music is still the most exciting genre in music,” noted Classic Rock’s editor In chief Scott Rowley.

See below for a full list of winners:

  •  Best New Band (sponsored by Sonisphere)
  •  The Union
  •  Album Of The Year Slash – Slash (sponsored by Mascot Label)
  •  Band Of The Year AC/DC (sponsored by Live Nation)
  •  Event Of The Year Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing goes Top 10
  •  Reissue Of The Year Rolling Stones – Exile On Main St (sponsored by Alchemy)
  •  DVD/Film Of The Year Oil City Confidential (sponsored by Entertainment One)
  •  Breakthrough – Imelda May (sponsored by Universal catalogue / Lost Tunes)
  •  Spirit Of Prog – Rick Wakeman (sponsored by Mean Fiddler)
  •  Childline Rocks Award – Glenn Hughes (sponsored by Childline)
  •  Marshall ‘11’ Award - Michael Schenker (sponsored by Marshall)
  •  Innovator – Killing Joke (sponsored by Fender)
  •  Classic Songwriter – Roy Wood (sponsored by Rock Radio)
  •  Outstanding Contribution - John Paul Jones (sponsored by Monitor Audio)
  •  Metal Guru – Geezer Butler (sponsored by Kawasaki)
  •  Classic Album – Cheap Trick Live at Budokan (sponsored by Eagle Vision)
  •  VIP Award – John Jackson (sponsored by
  •  Tommy Vance Inspiration – Ronnie James Dio (sponsored by Metropolis)
  •  Living Legend – Rush (sponsored by Marshall)

Watch an interview with AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson on UK's Absolute Radio below: