JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD: 'You Need Inspiration In Rock And Roll'

June 12, 2015

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST were honored with the "Inspiration" award at this year's Kerrang! Awards, which were held Thursday night (June 11) in London, England.

All five members of JUDAS PRIEST were on hand to accept the gong at the ceremony at Troxy, where Alice Cooper was handed the "Legend" prize.

A video message from JUDAS PRIEST about their "Inspiration" award can be seen below.

Kerrang! editor James McMahon said: "What a night. You know why Kerrang! continues to grow well into our 30th year? Because we are the anti-boring. The anti-conservative. The anti-bland.

"At what other music awards ceremony would you find Marilyn Manson being attacked by a zombie or Alice Cooper being taught card tricks by Dynamo?

"Tonight was the pages of Kerrang! made flesh. A celebration of amazing music, lust for life, noise, community and fun. Does anyone have any aspirin?"

The winners at the Kerrang! Awards were:

* Best Event: ALL TIME LOW/YOU ME AT SIX co-headline tour
* Best British Newcomer: ROYAL BLOOD
* Best International Newcomer: PVRIS
* Kerrang! Inspiration Award: JUDAS PRIEST
* Kerrang! Legend: Alice Cooper
* Best Single: ENTER SHIKARI – Anaesthetist
* Best Video: NEW YEARS DAY – Angel Eyes (feat. Chris Motionless)
* The Relentless Award: ROLO TOMASSI
* Best Album: MARMOZETS – The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets
* Best International Band: ALL TIME LOW
* Best British Band: BRING ME THE HORIZON
* The Lifetime Achievement Award: Marilyn Manson
* The Spirit Of Independence Award: BABYMETAL
* The Spirit Of Punk Award: SLAVES
* Best Fanbase: PIERCE THE VEIL
* Best Film: "Guardians Of The Galaxy"
* Best TV Show: "Adventure Time"
* Best Radio Show: "Nights With Alice Cooper" (Planet Rock)
* Best Video Game: The Walking Dead
* Best Comic Book: The Walking Dead (Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard)
* Best Festival: Slam Dunk
* Best Comedian: Russell Howard
* Tweeter Of The Year: Hayley Williams (PARAMORE)


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