Hosted by UK-based Classic Rock magazine, the 10th annual Classic Rock Awards -- the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour presented by Orange Amplification -- takes place tonight at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA.
On hand will be Sammy Hagar (this year’s host), Gregg Allman (this year’s Living Legend Award recipient) and guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore of The Doors (this year’s Inspiration Award recipient), plus a stellar lineup of live performances from Kings Of Chaos, California Breed, Rival Sons and Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts.
Kings Of Chaos is a part-time, all-star rock’n’roll collective featuring Guns N' Roses’ Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Gilby Clarke alongside Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt. They will be joined on stage by Sammy Hagar, former Deep Purple and current California Breed frontman Glenn Hughes, Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and Phil Collen, and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top.
As well as performing with the aforementioned Kings of Chaos, Glenn Hughes will also be playing a stripped-back set with his current band California Breed, with 23-year-old newcomer guitarist-singer-songwriter Andrew Watt.
Rival Sons have seen a meteoric rise in international recognition since their inception in 2009. Playing to thousands in sell-out shows around the world, this will be a unique performance in front of hundreds of their peers.
Scott Weiland, notorious frontman of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, brings his new band, Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts, to perform their acclaimed live show to this star-studded audience.
The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour awards will air on AXS TV in December (exact date TBA).
For one night only, Classic Rock magazine plays host to some of the world’s most renowned rock legends. This exclusive evening welcomes some 400 artists, industry figureheads and VIPs with a champagne reception and a three-course dinner, followed by the presentation of the awards themselves. The evening culminates with a live performance.
This event will be broadcast in the U.S. on radio exclusively through KMG Networks, a division of Krantz Media Group, it’s national programming partner VH1 Radio, producer of On Tap with Nik Carter, VH1 Classic Rock Prep and VH1 Rock Prep, and KMG's advertising sales partner Adlarge Media. In the U.K. it will be broadcast on TeamRock Radio. Check out highlights from past Classic Rock Awards at http://bit.ly/1qVqXoT.