30 Seconds to Mars win two prizes at Kerrang! Awards

10/06/11

30 Seconds To Mars

30 Seconds To Mars have scooped two gongs at the annual Kerrang! Awards including best international band for the second year running.

The American band, fronted by singer and actor Jared Leto, also took home best single for Hurricane.

The legend award went to Ozzy Osbourne with Alice Cooper collecting the icon award at the London ceremony.

You Me At Six took the best British band crown from three-time winners Bullet For My Valentine.

Scott Ian from Anthrax and Slipknot's Corey Taylor returned to host the awards show, which is now in its 18th year.

It's the third time 30 Seconds To Mars have won the best international title as the band prepares to play at some of the biggest festivals in Europe in the coming weeks.

We're just happy that we've had the opportunity to come to Europe and play these shows
Jared Leto

Frontman Leto told Newsbeat: "It's a great chance to say thank you to our amazing family of fans around the world.

"It's good to bookmark this crazy journey with an event like this.

"We're just happy that we've had the opportunity to come to Europe and play these shows and to tour all over the world. We never thought that would ever happen."

Bring Me The Horizon took the best album prize for There Is A Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let's Keep It A Secret.

My Chemical Romance went home with only one award - best video for Na Na Na - despite being in the running for five gongs.

Best live act went to All Time Low, while Biffy Clyro were honoured with the classic songwriter award.

The Kerrang! inspiration award was given to Def Leppard, who are set to headline the Download Festival, and Nu metal band Korn saw themselves inducted into the Kerrang! Hall Of Fame.