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Classic Rock Magazine Announces Nominees for 2008 Classic Rock Awards

Britain's Classic Rock magazine has announced their nominees for the 2008 Classic Rock Awards. The awards are voted on by readers of the magazine and will be given out on November 3 at London's Park Lane Hotel.

One of the night's special presentations is the Living Legend award which will be given to Ozzy Osbourne. In hearing that he was this year's recipient, Osbourne said, "I hear I'm a Living Legend, which is something I am grateful for. I couldn't be happier to know that Classic Rock haven't yet written me off!"

Def Leopard and Whitesnake are nominated for three awards, including a nomination for their world tour as Event of the Year. Led Zeppelin is also nominated for three gongs.

This year's nominees:

Album Of The Year
  • Big Linda – I Loved You
  • Black Crowes – Warpaint
  • Joe Bonamassa – Sloe Gin
  • Alice CooperAlong Came A Spider
  • Def LeppardSongs From The Sparkle Lounge
  • Journey – Revelation
  • Opeth – Watershed
  • Stone Gods – Silver Spoons And Broken Bones
  • Uriah HeepWake The Sleeper
  • WhitesnakeGood To Be Bad

Band Of The Year

  • Def Leppard
  • Foo Fighters
  • Kiss
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Whitesnake

Reissue Of The Year

  • LoveForever Changes: Collector’s Edition
  • Lynyrd SkynyrdStreet Survivors: Deluxe Edition
  • Metallica – 1st Three Albums: Vinyl Reissues
  • Pink FloydPiper At The Gates Of Dawn 40th Anniversary Edition
  • Wishbone Ash Argus
  • Yardbirds Over Under Sideways Down

DVD Of The Year

  • AC/DC – Plug Me In
  • Doors Classic Albums
  • GenesisWhen In Rome
  • Jimi Hendrix Experience At Monterey
  • Led ZeppelinThe Song Remains The Same
  • WhoAmazing Journey
  • ZZ TopLive From Texas

Event Of The Year

  • Hard Rock Hell
  • Iron Maiden’s World Tour
  • Kiss @ Download Festival
  • Led Zeppelin @ The 02 Arena
  • Whitesnake/Def Leppard Tour

Best New Band

  • Airbourne
  • Big Linda
  • Endeverafter
  • Pride Tiger
  • Stone Gods
  • StoneRider