Black Sabbath win Ambassadors of Rock Award
We are thrilled to be presenting Black Sabbath with the AEG Live Ambassadors of Rock Award at the 2014 O2 Silver Clef Awards, taking place on Friday 4 July at the London Hilton on Park Lane.
Black Sabbath is “the birthplace of heavy metal” according to Rolling Stone Magazine. From 1970-1978 the band released eight studio albums, but it was their ground breaking second album, Paranoid, which placed in The Times “Top 100 albums of All Time,” that thrust the band into an International arena headlining act. The release of 13 in 2013 marked Sabbath's first studio album together since 1978 and reached No. 1 in the in the UK Album Chart, the first time since they have topped the UK charts since Paranoid in 1970. Black Sabbath was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 and recently won their 2nd Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.
After almost 44 years and 75 million albums sold worldwide the band continues to be as vital as ever. Black Sabbath is currently finishing up a 16 month sold-out world tour which concludes this summer when the band headlines Hyde Park for the very first time, the same stage that fellow rock legends The Rolling Stones presided over for two historic gigs last year.’
The Hyde Park gig, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park, takes place immediately after the Silver Clef Awards – just across the road from the London Hilton on Park Lane.
Ozzy Osbourne said: "Winning the Ambassadors of Rock award from Nordoff Robbins is a huge honour. Music is our life, and we couldn't live without it. The world can't survive without music and this is a very special charity that brings music to everyone. There are a lot of talented people already being honoured at the awards and we are looking forward to celebrating with them at the O2 Silver Clefs this summer."
Tom Miserendino, President & CEO, AEG Europe says: “We are extremely proud to be sponsoring this award which highlights the massive impact Black Sabbath has had on the music world. Starting in Birmingham and going on to conquer the world, the band really are great ambassadors for the music industry. We are equally excited about them taking over Hyde Park later the same evening following their triumphant return to live gigs last year.”
CAA's Emma Banks is Chairman of the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Committee. Emma said: “Black Sabbath are still at the top of their game after a long, illustrious and occasionally controversial career. Selling out arenas all over the globe, they really are Rock Gods!
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