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Black Sabbath triple winners at Classic Rock Roll Of Honour awards

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Nov 14, 2013 | 6:44pm EST

Reunited rockers Black Sabbath were triple winners at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour awards in London on Thursday night (14Nov13), but terminally ill Wilko Johnson was the event's hero. The 66-year-old former Dr. Feelgood guitarist, who was told by doctors that he would not live past October (13) after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year (13), took to the stage to collect the night's Innovator Award and joked, "I'm supposed to be dead now." The rocker, who hopes to have time to record one more album with The Who star Roger Daltrey, told the audience at the ceremony that he has never felt more "vividly alive" after accepting his latest award from fellow musician Jimmy Page at the London Roundhouse. Meanwhile, Ozzy Osbourne and his bandmates collected the Living Legend Award and the Best Album prize for their comeback release 13. They also claimed the Event of the Year trophy for taking the album to number one on the British charts. The triple win came hours after Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler announced plans to extend their reunion tour into 2014. Other winners included The Rolling Stones, who claimed the Best Band prize, and Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin and late blues legend Rory Gallagher. The full list of winners is: The Living Legend Award - Black Sabbath Event Of The Year - Black Sabbath go to number one Breakthrough Award - Virginmarys The Musicians' Union Maestro - James Dean Bradfield Tommy Vance Inspiration Award - Rory Gallagher Outstanding Contribution - Mott the Hoople Classic Album - Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton by John Mayall VIP Award - Shep Gordon Metal Guru - Zakk Wylde Best New Band - The Temperance Movement Album Of The Year - 13 by Black Sabbath Reissue Of The Year - Rumours (35th anniversary edition) by Fleetwood Mac Film Of The Year - Celebration Day by Led Zeppelin Band Of The Year - The Rolling Stones Spirit Of Prog - Alex Lifeson The Showmen - The Darkness Innovator - Wilko Johnson.

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