UK rock bands triumph at Kerrang! awards
- 8 June 2012
- From the section Music
The old-guard and the new-breed of British rock have both been celebrated at this year's Kerrang! awards.
Prizes were won by breakthrough UK bands While She Sleeps, The Blackout, Bring Me The Horizon, Enter Shikari and You Me At Six.
Reformed rock band Black Sabbath were given the rock magazine's Inspiration award at the ceremony in London.
Band members Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi picked up the prize.
Black Sabbath's acceptance of their award provided an emotional climax to the evening, with the band given a standing ovation from the crowd.
Since announcing they were to reform in November 2011 guitarist Tony Iommi has received treatment for lymphoma, while drummer Bill Ward left the reunion over a contract dispute.
But it was an evening which also recognised the best new rock acts.
Surrey rock band You Me At Six collected the prize for best British band - one of five prizes they were nominated for.
Chris Miller from the band told Newsbeat: "It's crazy. We've all grown up with Kerrang since before we could play guitars. We always got our musical knowledge from it - so this is awesome."
Ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash, who picked up the Icon award, said: "Kerrang! was one of the first magazine's that put us on the cover back in the day - it's a good magazine."
Other UK wins came for The Blackout winning the devotion award, Bring Me The Horizon won best video for their track Alligator Blood and St Albans' Enter Shikari won best live band.
International winners included My Chemical Romance (best international band), Tenacious D (Kerrang!'s service to rock) and Black Veil Brides (best single for Rebel Love Song).
Many of the bands who appeared will also appear at this weekend's Download festival in Leicestershire.
The Kerrang! award winners are as follows:
Best British newcomer
While She Sleeps
Kerrang! service to rock
Black Veil Brides - Rebel Love Song
The devotion award
Kerrang! service to metal
Andy Copping - Download festival
Bring Me The Horizon
Best live band
Best international band
My Chemical Romance
Best British band
You Me At Six
Kerrang! Hall of fame