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Loudwire Music Awards: Icon Rob Halford Of Judas Priest To Receive The ‘Lemmy Lifetime Achievement Award’; Tickets For Oct. 24th Ceremony And Concert In L.A. On-Sale Today

The first-ever LOUDWIRE MUSIC AWARDSthe ultimate rock ‘n’ roll award ceremony and concertannounced today (July 19) that the GRAMMY Awardwinning ROB HALFORD of JUDAS PRIEST, one of rock and metal’s most acclaimed and beloved icons, will be this year’s recipient of the Lemmy Lifetime Achievement Award. Also today, the rock ‘n’ roll event announced a first wave of live performances from some of the most exciting artists in rock and metal: Ice-T’s Body Count, Halestorm, Starset and Power Trip in addition to a special guest performance from Rob Halford as well as others to be announced. Tickets for the rock ‘n’ roll concert event on Tuesday, October 24 at The Novo in downtown Los Angeles are on-sale starting today, July 19 at: LOUDWIREAWARDS.COM.

The centerpiece of the night, the Lifetime Achievement Award is named in honor of late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister.  Each year, this award will go to an artist who embodies the spirit of Lemmy and pure rock ‘n’ roll. Halford will join Black Sabbath guitarist and fellow heavy metal icon, Tony Iommi–who it was announced last week–will be presented with the ‘Courage Award,’ which recognizes not only his unparalleled musical output, but his absolute bravery in his battle with cancer. Going forward, these awards will be named the “LEMMY” and “IOMMI” respectively and presented to future generations of deserving artists.

At long last the metal stars are aligned and I’m stoked to attend this year’s Loudwire Awards show,” says ROB HALFORD of JUDAS PRIEST, the legendary singer famed for his powerful and wide-ranging voice. “I’m excited to shout hails with horns up for all of my friends at Loudwire and all the bands and the fans! It’s going to be a hell of a crazy night of good times and major surprises!”

Ice-T of BODY COUNT states: “BODY COUNT are excited about performing at this amazing event. Loudwire has always greatly supported us and we can’t wait to kick off the show to set the tone right off the bat. It’s metal and hard rock’s premiere award show and we are coming to tear the Novo up. We’ve also got some special surprises up our sleeve, so you don’t wanna miss out. BODY COUNT’s in the house. Let’s do this.”

Fronted by Ice-T, gangster-metal collective BODY COUNT formed in Los Angeles, in 1990. Co-founded by lead vocalist Ice-T and lead guitarist Ernie C out of their mutual interest in heavy metal, BODY COUNT‘s musical style derives from the dark, ominous tone of heavy metal bands such as Black Sabbath, as well as faster thrash metal bands such as Slayer, as well as hardcore punk. BODY COUNT’s 1992’s landmark self-titled debut sent politicians, parents and law enforcement officials into a proverbial tailspin when it was released unto the world a quarter-century ago. In 2017, the group released their sixth studio album Bloodlust (Century Media Records) which Rolling Stone described as one of the most over-the-top metal excursions to date.” The LOUDWIRE MUSIC AWARDS will mark BODY COUNT’s first Los Angeles-area live performance in over four years.

Lzzy Hale of Halestorm adds, “I’m so looking forward to the Loudwire Awards this year, it’s a Rock ‘n’ Roll family reunion with all our friends there representing the genres that drive both our horns and hearts!”

Grammy-winning hard rock band Halestorm recently released their third EP of cover songs, “ReAniMate 3: The CoVeRs eP,” produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Korn).  Their most recent full-length album, Into The Wild Life, debuted in the Top 5 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its release last year while also entering Billboard’s Top Hard Rock Albums” tally at #1–both marked the band’s highest chart placement to date. That album is highlighted by the singles, “Apocalyptic” and “Amen,” both of which ascended to #1 at rock radio outlets nationwide, as well as the Top 5 Active Rock favorite, “I Am The Fire.” 

As previously announced, WWE superstar Chris Jericho will serve as host for the rock ‘n’ roll event, and Loudwire.com readers will be able to vote in several awards categories, including Album and Song of the Year, beginning on August 15, 2017

LOUDWIRE MUSIC AWARDS–the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll award ceremony and concertattracts the biggest names in the world of rock and will celebrate artists that have imprinted themselves on generations of rock fans and is proudly sponsored by Blacklight Media, BMG, Century Media, Entertainment One Music, Eagle Rock Entertainment, Eleven Seven Music, Metal Blade Records, Musicians Institute, Razor & Tie, Rise Records, Roadrunner Records and Spinefarm Records.

Watch and share the video of the making of the Tony Iommi “Hand Of Doom” trophy, aka the official mold of the LOUDWIRE MUSIC AWARD (HERE).


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