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Rock and Roll hall of fame inductee  GREGG ALLMAN to recieve the LIVING LEGEND AWARD, one of music’s most respected and highly anticipated events is being held in the  USA for the first time, on Tuesday November the 4th at  AVALON in HOLLYWOOD

The 10th annual Classic Rock Roll Of Honour today announced that Gregg Allman, one of rock’s most acclaimed and beloved icons, will be this year’s recipient of the Living Legend award.

As one of the most prestigious awards in rock, the Living Legend Award honours those without whom rock music would not be what it is today; the innovators, the trailblazers, those who have inspired others to create music and have trodden the path for them to do so. Gregg Allman is all these things and more.

Gregg Allman is someone whose distinctively soulful voice and singular songwriting ability has resonated through a musical career that spans nearly half a century. He has long been a gifted natural interpreter of the blues, and his voice is one of the defining sounds in the history of American music. Along with the Allman Brothers Band, in which he was a founding member, he was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1995, and in 2012 the group was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 54th Annual Grammys. In 2011 he released the universally acclaimed Low Country Blues, his first solo album in 14 years, which gave him his highest US chart position ever when it debuted at Number 5 on Billboard’s Top 200 and Number 1 on the Top Blues Albums chart. Allman’s 2012 tell-all memoir, My Cross To Bear, was a New York Times Bestseller.

Gregg Allman: “I am so very honored to be receiving this award from Classic Rock. The magazine is one of my favourites and they are always so generous to me and the Brothers.”

Classic Rock editor Siân Llewellyn says: “Where can you start with Gregg Allman? The rock’n’roll world would be a very different (and far lesser) place without him. As a founding member and guiding light of the Allman Brothers Band and a hugely influential solo artist, Gregg has touched the lives of rock fans all over the globe for over four decades. I’m thrilled that we can call him Classic Rock Magazine’s Living Legend 2014.”

Previous winners include Jeff Beck, Alice Cooper, Jimmy Page, Lemmy, Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop and ZZ Top.

The prestigious Living Legend award will be presented to Gregg Allman at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour ceremony on Tuesday, November 4 at the Avalon in Hollywood. This is the 10th anniversary of the awards and the first time they have been hosted outside London.

As previously announced, multi-platinum Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Sammy Hagar will serve as this year’s host, and voting is now open for the listener and fan-voted categories (list of nominees and link to vote below). Classic Rock magazine kicked things off last month in Hancock Park at the British Consulate (Los Angeles, CA) with the Classic Rock Awards 2014 Launch Party. Check out video interviews with Sammy Hagar and Classic Rock editor, Siân Llewellyn – discussing why the awards are coming to the US for the first time this year and what to look forward to – here:

Here is the list of nominees for this year’s listener and fan-voted categories:

Best New Band


Blues Pills

Deaf Havana


No Sinner


Royal Blood

The Cadillac Three

The Golden Grass

The Strypes


Band Of The Year

Black Sabbath

The Black Keys

Guns N’ Roses

Iron Maiden


Queen + Adam Lambert

Film Of The Year

Inside Llewyn Davis

Joe Bonamassa – Tour De Force: Live In London

Metallica – Through The Never

Rolling Stones – Sweet Summer Sun, Hyde Park Live

Supermensch – The Legend Of Shep Gordon

The Doors – R-Evolution


Album Of The Year

Augustines – Augustines

Black Stone Cherry – Magic Mountain

Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes

California Breed – California Breed

Judas Priest – Redeemer Of Souls

Motörhead – Aftershock

Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt

Rival Sons – Great Western Valkyrie

The Black Keys – Turn Blue

The Temperance Movement – The Temperance Movement

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye

Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey – Going Back Home

Reissue Of The Year

The Beatles – The US Albums

Deep Purple – Made In Japan: Deluxe Edition

Kiss – 40th Anniversary Kissteria Vinyl boxset

Led Zeppelin – I, II and III Deluxe Editions

Pink Floyd – The Division Bell: 20th Anniversary Edition

Ramones – The Sire Years 1976-1981

Soundgarden – Superunknown: 20th Anniversary Edition

The Clash – Sound System boxset

Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat Super Deluxe boxset

Yes – The Studio Albums 1969-1987


The all-important listener and fan votes can be cast now at Voting closes on Wednesday, October 22.


For one night only, Classic Rock magazine plays host to some of the world’s most renowned rock legends. This exclusive evening welcomes some 400 artists, industry figureheads and VIPs with a champagne reception and a three-course dinner, followed by the presentation of the awards themselves. The evening culminates with a live performance.


Reflecting the explosive growth of the Classic Rock brand, the event has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the rare ‘must-dos’ on the rock calendar. It has consistently attracted A-List guests, including Black Sabbath, Jimmy Page, Alice Cooper, Slash, Rush, ZZ Top, Jeff Beck, Brian May, The Who, Gene Simmons, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, among many others, as well as live performances from Jeff Beck with special guests, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rival Sons and Zakk Wylde.


Orange Amplification returns for a fifth year as a major partner in presenting the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour. Joining them are new sponsors MixRadio, official hotel partners the Sunset Marquis Hotel • Restaurant • Spa, Universal Music Group and Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum.


The world’s most revered and respected hard rock media brand. Every month Classic Rock magazine goes behind the scenes to bring the real stories of the rock legends from Led Zeppelin to Guns N’ Roses, Black Sabbath to Pink Floyd and from those who follow in their footsteps, from Alter Bridge to Rival Sons to the bands you’ve yet to discover. Written by the world’s leading rock experts and featuring rock’s most renowned photographers, Classic Rock unearths the reality from the myths. Every issue is packed with exclusive interviews and features on rock’s biggest names and tomorrow’s superstars, and includes the heftiest and most trustworthy rock reviews section on the planet. Classic Rock: the world’s only high-voltage rock’n’roll brand, available in print at all good retailers, on and the recently relaunched new and improved digital edition available on Apple Newsstand. For more information on Classic Rock magazine visit*


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