Orange Amplification has once again been named the headline sponsor for The Classic Rock Roll of Honour.
The annual star-studded awards ceremony celebrates the world’s greatest rock icons, performers, musicians and songwriters. It will be held at The Roundhouse in Camden, London on November 13th 2012, with ex-Guns n Roses bassist and Orange endorsee Duff McKagan hosting the evening.Orange's managing director, Damon Waller, said: “This is our second year as the headline sponsor and our partnership with the awards reflects our long association with supplying amps to the biggest bands in classic rock for over 40 years.”
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The highlight of the event is the Living Legend Award, which is also sponsored by Orange. The accolade is only ever awarded to those artists who have truly cemented their place in the rock hall of fame. Previous winners include Alice Cooper, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and this year it is being awarded to ZZ Top who, with a career spanning over 40 years, have sold more than 50 million albums, and continue to sell out arena tours around the world. ZZ Top is also nominated for the Band Of The Year award.Orange Amplification endorsees Phantom Limb, Tracer and Ghost are nominated for Best New Band. Other Orange artists in contention for an award include Mastodon, in the Album Of The Year category, and Rush, in the Album Of The Year and Band Of The Year categories.