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Birmingham's Black Sabbath win three Classic Rock Roll Of Honour awards

Black Sabbath Credit: PA

Reunited heavy metal band Black Sabbath have landed a hat-trick of prizes at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour awards tonight.

In addition to an honorary living legend prize, their comeback release 13 was named best album and they took the event of the year title for the hitting number one with the collection.

Guitarist Wilko Johnson who announced earlier this year he has terminal cancer and is refusing treatment - took the "innovation" prize from the magazine.

Black Sabbath's comeback album took them to number one for the first time in 43 years.


Ozzy Osbourne: 'I can rest easily knowing we finished things properly with 13'

We're still revelling in coming back with this. I don't want to promise anything to anyone. It took us long enough to do this, and we can't wait another 43 years to have another number one. If it comes to pass we don't make another record, then I can rest easily knowing we finished things properly with 13.

– Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath say their success a 'tonic' for the music industry

Following their album chart success this weekend the frontman of Black Sabbath has said that their success is a 'tonic' for the manufactured music which normally dominates our airwaves.

The band, which formed in Birmingham, have set a new UK chart record for the longest gap between number one albums, overtaking Rod Stewart who set a similar record last month.


Chart reappearance for Black Sabbath?

The group could feature high in the album charts this afternoon Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Black Sabbath could have their first number one album for 43 years this afternoon.

Their new album '13' is currently at number one in the mid-week charts.

They last achieved a number one album with their second release 'Paranoid' in 1970 which featured signature tracks such as War Pigs and Iron Man.

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