Gene Simmons has been announced as host of this years Classic Rock Magazine’s Classic Rock Roll Of Honour. Every year a musical great is given the coveted Living Legend award. Past recipients include Jimmy Page, Lemmy, Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop and Ozzy Osbourne. This years honoree is legendary guitarist Jeff Beck.
Says Beck: “The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour has always been about great music that inspires and excites others. To be named as a ‘Living Legend’ amongst so many fantastic musicians is an honour. When I was a 6 year old boy I heard Les Paul’s ‘How High the Moon’ over the radio and from that moment on I knew that I wanted to play the guitar and make music. That moment has led me to where I am today. Rock music continues to evolve and its great how established acts inspire the upcoming bands and vice versa, producing more and more great music. I am proud to be a small part of this”.
Simmons will host the event at The Roundhouse in London on Wednesday, November 9, and he sounds excited about it: “On that momentous occasion, the planets will align, living legends will gather to honour their own and London will become the centre of the rock & roll universe. It’s one thing being a voracious and loyal reader of Classic Rock, but it’s another to be in the same room as the people who have inspired me to stop flipping burgers and jump up on stage and have a go at it myself.”
Cast you vote for all the rocking award show nominees here.
Come November, Riverdale will rock ‘n roll all night — not to mention, party every day — for the four-part storyline “Archie Meets KISS” running through “Archie” #627-630. Written by Archie Comics’ Executive Director of Publicity and Marketing Alex Segura with art by Dan Parent. The story will find Sabrina’s errant protection spell inviting a horde of demons to town, with the comics-inspired KISS personas of the Demon, Moonchild, Spaceman and Catman arriving just in time to help save the day.
Read more about the comic series here.