Duff McKagan to host Classic Rock Roll of Honour
Duff McKagan will host this year’s Classic Rock Roll of Honour event in London on November 13.
Lynyrd Skynyrd have confirmed they’ll perform and ZZ Top will receive the Living Legend Award at what’s become one of the most highly-respected ceremonies on the circuit.
McKagan, who’s sold over 100 million records as a member of Guns n’Roses, Velvet Revolver and Loaded, says: “I’m pretty honoured to have been asked to host. God, I hope I don’t fuck it up.”
Skynyrd frontman Johnny Van Zant adds: “It’s great to see the band getting noticed in the UK, Europe and beyond. I think my brother and the one that have moved on would be proud. Not too bad for a little band form the west side of Jacksonville!”
When ZZ Top’s award was announced in August, Billy Gibbons said: “We’re excitedly gearing up to attend the 2012 Classic Rock Awards, a celebration held in a timely manner following the long awaited release of the new ZZ disc, La Futura. Good times for sure! We’ve stuck it out long enough to where this once unpredictable style, which has no basis other than oddness, brought us back into vogue.”
Orange Amplification Presents The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour in association with currencies.co.uk takes place at the Roundhouse, Camden, London on Tuesday, November 13.