Kerrang! to give Ozzy legend award

By | Published on Thursday 14 April 2011

Ozzy Osbourne

Kerrang! has announced that it will celebrate its 30th anniversary by giving legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne the Legend Award at this year’s Kerrang! Awards. The ceremony takes place on 9 Jun, and Osbourne will follow this with a celebratory London show on 21 Jun at the Hammersmith Apollo.

Ozzy says: “It’s an incredible honour to be the second recipient of Kerrang’s Legend Award. I’m looking forward to you all going ‘Fucking Crazy!’ at the 30th anniversary party on June 21st at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo!”

Kerrang! Magazine editor Nichola Browne adds: “We are so unbelievably excited to have Ozzy play this very special show for our 30th birthday celebrations in June. We are privileged that the Prince of Darkness can help us mark this momentous milestone in style and it’s guaranteed to be a night to remember!”

The awards will be hosted for a third year by Slipknot’s Corey Taylor and Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian. Taylor, who is quoted as saying: “In the third episode, Luke confronts his father Darth Vader, Indiana Jones and his father search for the Holy Grail, Harry Potter mistakenly fights his godfather and Richard Pryor tries to defeat Superman with computers. Oh wait – is this about my third year co-hosting or my favourite third movie moment? Oh well – at least my suit will be wonderful again…”