Black Sabbath win at Kerrang! Awards

Black Sabbath were named as the most inspirational band in rock at the Kerrang! Awards in London this evening (07.06.12)

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This article is from 2012.

Black Sabbath performing in Birmngham

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath were honoured for their influence on rock music at the Kerrang! Awards this evening (07.06.12).

The reformed band - made up of vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tomy Iommi and bass player Geezer Butler - picked up the Inspiration Award at the magazine's annual prize-giving show at The Brewery in Barbican, London.

Guitarist Slash was given the Icon Award, putting him in the company of icons including Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails and Alice in Chains.

Surrey-based band You Me At Six won Best British Band for the second year running, beating Iron Maiden and Bullet For My Valentine to pick up the prize.

Other winners included Tenacious D for Service to Rock, Download Festival for Services to Metal and Enter Shikari, who were named Best Live Band.

Commenting on his award, Jack Black of Tenacious D admits he was surprised the magazine made up an award for him.

He told BANG Showbiz: "They phoned us up and said we were going to be the recipients of an award, and so I said, 'What, band of the year? 'And they said, 'No, an award called in service to Rock 'n' Roll award', and so I said, 'Cool, who's won that before?' and they said, 'No one, we just invented it so you'd come.' And I said, 'So be it, we'll be there.' "

The magazine's editor James McMahon said: "So that's another awards down, for another year, and I think, justice was done in all the categories. Rock in 2012 has more than its fair share of heroes, pioneers, legends - and I'm chuffed a large proportion got to take home an oversized metallic K! for their mantelpiece this evening."

Villain of the Year went to 'Boyfriend' singer Justin Bieber, who beat One Direction and Simon Cowell to win the prize.

Kerrang! Awards fuelled by Relentless Energy Drink - Full List of Winners:

BEST BRITISH NEWCOMER

Winner - While She Sleeps

KERRANG! SERVICE TO ROCK

Winner - Tenacious D

BEST SINGLE presented by Kerrang! Radio

Winner - Black Veil Brides - Rebel Love Song

BEST ALBUM presented by Fireball

Winner - Mastodon - The Hunter

THE DEVOTION AWARD SPONSORED BY RELENTLESS ENERGY DRINK

Winner - The Blackout

KERRANG! SERVICE TO METAL

Winner - Download Festival

BEST VIDEO presented by Kerrang! TV

Winner - Bring Me The Horizon - Alligator Blood

BEST LIVE BAND presented by Rock Of Ages

Winner - Enter Shikari

BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND

Winner - My Chemical Romance

BEST BRITISH BAND presented by Fender

Winner - You Me At Six

KERRANG! HALL OF FAME

Winner - Machine Head

KERRANG! ICON

Winner - Slash

KERRANG! INSPIRATION AWARD

Winner - Black Sabbath

BEST INTERNATIONAL NEWCOMER

Winner - Falling In Reverse

BEST TV SHOW

Winner - Game Of Thrones

BEST VIDEO GAME

Winner - Skyrim

BEST FILM

Winner - The Hunger Games

BEST COMEDIAN

Winner - Russell Howard

TWEETER OF THE YEAR

Winner - Hayley Williams, Paramore

HOTTEST FEMALE

Winner - Lzzy Hale, Halestorm

HOTTEST MALE

Winner - Ben Bruce, Asking Alexandria

VILLAIN OF THE YEAR

Winner - Justin Bieber

HERO OF THE YEAR

Winner - Rou Reynolds, Enter Shikari

BEST FESTIVAL

Winner - Download

This article is from 2012.

Black Sabbath

The founders of heavy metal are on their farewell tour, featuring Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler.

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Thu 26 Jan 2017

£67.20–£83.40 / 0844 248 1585

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Thu 2 Feb 2017

£68 / 0844 338 8000

Manchester Arena

Sun 22 Jan 2017

£67.20–£83.40 / 0844 847 8000

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