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Black Sabbath & Rolling Stones big winners at Classic Rock Awards

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Black Sabbath is earning praise for their reunion with frontman Ozzy Osbourne.  The group was a big winner at the "Classic Rock Roll of Honor" event, staged by the UK's "Classic Rock" magazine. 

Sabbath was celebrated as this year's Living Legend, and also took two fan-voted categories.  The group's 13 - their first studio effort with Ozzy since 1978 - was named Album of the Year, and they got the nod for Event of the Year for topping the chart with "13."  The disc became Black Sabbath's first album in 43 years to hit number one on the UK chart - it was their first number one album in the U.S. 

In accepting their honors Ozzy admitted it was "an incredible event" for them, and he "never thought" he'd still be around and getting recognized 45 years after launching his career. 



The Rolling Stones, meanwhile got the nod for Band of the Year, as the most exciting rock group of the past 12 months.  Mick Jagger offered a video acceptance, saying he and his bandmates were "delighted" to earn the award after having "a fantastic time" performing in their homeland this year. 

Other honorees included Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Mott The Hoople, and Rush's Alex Lifeson.  The 2013 "Classic Rock Roll of Honour" was presented in a ceremony in London on Thursday. 

2013 Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Winners List 

Band of the Year 
The Rolling Stones 

Album of the Year 
Black Sabbath, "13" 

Best New Band 
The Temperance Movement 

Breakthrough 
The Virginmarys 

Event of the Year 
Black Sabbath hits Number One after 43 years 

Film/DVD of the Year 
Led Zeppelin, "Celebration Day" 

Reissue of the Year 
Fleetwood Mac, "Rumours 35th Anniversary Edition" 

Classic Album 
John Mayall, "Blues Breaksers with Eric Clapton" 

Living Legend 
Black Sabbath 

Outstanding Contribution 
Mott The Hoople 

The Innovator 
Wilko Johnson 

Spirit of Prog 
Rush's Alex Lifeson 

Metal Guru 
Zakk Wylde 

Tommy Vance Inspiration 
Rory Gallagher 

Showman 
The Darkness 

VIP 
Shep Gordon 

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