Iggy Pop, Ronnie Wood honored at London awards

Tue Nov 3, 2009 7:24am EST
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LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Punk rocker Iggy Pop won the living legend award late on Monday at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards.

Ronnie Wood was also among those honored at the London event, organized by Classic Rock Magazine, picking up his outstanding contribution award from The Who's Pete Townshend.

The magazine said the prize was in recognition of "his musical achievements with The Jeff Beck Group, The Faces and now The Rolling Stones, and honoring his ageless presence on the scene."

AC/DC won album of the year for "Black Ice," which debuted at No. 1 on album charts in 29 countries when it was released in 2008.

Iron Maiden was named Band of the Year, Chickenfoot, combining Sammy Hagar of Van Halen and Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers among others, scooped best new band, and late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham won the Tommy Vance Inspiration Award.

DVD/film of the year went to documentary "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," about the Canadian heavy metal band formed in the late 1970s which enjoyed renewed popularity as a result of the movie.

(Reporting by Mike Collett-White; Editing by Steve Addison)

<p>Iggy Pop of The Stooges performs at the Musicares MAP Fund benefit concert in Los Angeles in this May 8, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Fred Prouser</p>