Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist SLASH is celebrating after his solo debut was named Album of the Year at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour awards on Wednesday (10Nov10).

The rocker's self-titled offering saw off competition from acts including Kiss, Iron Maiden and Wolfmother to win the prize at the ceremony, held at London's Roundhouse venue and hosted by Alice Cooper.

Australian stars AC DC picked up the Band of the Year honour, while Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones was given a standing ovation as he collected his Outstanding Contribution trophy.

 

 

Three Black Sabbath legends were honoured at the event - bassist Geezer Butler was crowned Metal Guru, and late metal star Ronnie James Dio was remembered with the Tommy Vance Inspiration prize. Former Sabbath frontman Glenn Hughes accepted the Childline Rocks award.

Canadian trio Rush won the Living Legend award, which was picked up by frontman Geddy Lee.

Other winners included the Rolling Stones (Reissue of the Year for Exile On Main St.) and singer Roy Wood (Classic Songwriter).

 

Here’s the full list of winners:

Band Of The Year: AC/DC
Album Of The Year: Slash – "Slash"
Reissue Of The Year: Rolling Stones – "Exile On Main St"
Classic Album: Cheap Trick – "Live At Budokan"
DVD/Film Of The Year: Dr Feelgood – Oil City Confidential
Event Of The Year: Journey’s "Don’t Stop Believin’" goes Top 10
Living Legend: Rush
Metal Guru: Geezer Butler
Classic Songwriter: Roy Wood
Outstanding Contribution: John Paul Jones
Spirit Of Prog: Rick Wakeman
Childline Rocks Award: Glenn Hughes
Marshall ‘11’ Award: Michael Schenker
Innovator: Killing Joke
VIP Award: John Jackson
Tommy Vance Inspiration: Ronnie James Dio
Breakthrough: Imelda May
Best New Band:
The Union

Last Updated (Thursday, 11 November 2010 11:59)