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And The Winners Are

Posted on February 12, 2008

The Darkness triumphed once again at the 2004 Kerrang! Awards… scooping two awards to add to the two already on the mantelpiece from last year. The act won the Best Live Band Award for the second year in a row … They also claimed the hotly contested Best British Band Award. Green Day were welcomed into the Kerrang! Hall of Fame, joining luminaries such as Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, Queen and Iggy Pop. The Kerrang! Icon Award was presented for the very first time to the surviving founder members of the MC5. Other winners at this the 11th Annual Kerrang! Awards included Lostprophets, who had played at this year’s Kerrang! Day of Rock at the Virgin Megastore, Ash were celebrated with the Classic Songwriter Award, Best International Newcomers were Velvet Revolver … who despite the members having long and illustrious careers in rock are revitalised in the form of a brand new band whose debut album has received great critical acclaim. Metallica were voted the Best Band on the Planet, and were unfortunately unable to attend but sent a short film warning guests to stay away from the Absinthe and thanking people for voting for them even though they had been around for ‘100 years’. The Kerrang! Awards took place at The Brewery in Chiswell Street, EC1 … and ex-Stereophonic Stuart Cable presented the show and kept the audience of 500 musicians, music industry moguls, models and mutants firmly in check. Some job, considering we got through (deep breath) 100 bottles of champagne, 400 bottles of wine, 150 litres of vodka, 4,200 vodka sea breezes, 1,000 shots of Absinthe, 1,000 shots of Jagermeister and 14,200 bottles of beer (so they say)! Guest presenters included Good Charlotte, Lady Isabella Hervey, James Nesbit, and Goldie Lookin’ Chain and the party went on long into the night with Kerrang! DJ’s spinning tunes till the wee hours… The Awards in full: Best British Newcomer Yourcodenameis:milo Best International Newcomer Velvet Revolver Best Single Lostprophets – Last Train Home Best Album Muse – Absolution Best Video HIM – Funeral Of Hearts Best Live Band The Darkness Best Band On The Planet Metallica Spirit Of Rock Anthrax Hall Of Fame Green Day Kerrang! Icon MC5 Classic Songwriter Ash Sadly, no awards for our boys in Slipknot or Killswitch Engage from their 5 nominations this year. A good time was had by all attending however, even if no tables were set on fire this year…


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