Kerrang! gong for Marilyn Manson
Published 11/06/2015 | 02:51
Shock rocker Marilyn Manson was the toast of the Kerrang! Awards as he was honoured for his lifetime achievement in music.
The US star, real name Brian Warner, is famous for his shocking stage persona. He picked up his award at the music industry bash at the Troxy in east London.
Other winners on the night included veteran rockers Judas Priest who were given the In spiration Award for a career that dates back to the 1980s and the new wave of British heavy metal and Alice Cooper who was given the Kerrang! Legend Award.
Royal Blood, who beat One Direction to be named best British group at the Brits, won again and picked up the best British newcomer award.
American band A ll Time Low took two gongs when they were named best international band, beating AC/DC to the prize, and their tour with You Me At Six was named best event.
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?"
Enter Shikari's protest song The Anaesthetist was named best single, while the best album award went to Marmozets for The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets.
The winners at The Kerrang! Awards were:
:: Best Event - All Time Low
:: Best British Newcomer - Royal Blood
:: Best International Newcomer - PVRIS
:: Best Single - Enter Shikari with Anaesthetist
:: Spirit Of Independence - Baby Metal
:: Inspiration - Judas Priest
:: Best Album - Marmozets with The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets
:: Best Video - New Years Day with Angel Eyes
:: Kerrang! Legend - Alice Cooper
:: The Relentless Award - Rolo Tomassi
:: Best Live Band - Black Veil Brides
:: Best International Band - All Time Low
:: Best British Band - Bring Me The Horizon
:: Lifetime Achievement - Marilyn Manson
:: Spirit Of Punk - Slaves
:: Best Fanbase - Pierce The Veil
:: Best Film - Guardians Of The Galaxy
:: Best TV Show - Adventure Time
:: Best Radio Show - Nights With Alice Cooper on Planet Rock
:: Best Video Game - The Walking Dead
:: Best Comic Book - The Walking Dead
:: Best Festival - Slam Dunk
:: Best Comedian - Russell Howard
:: Tweeter Of The Year - Hayley Williams