Rob Halford to be Honored with “Lemmy” Lifetime Achievement Award
Rob Halford is set to become the first recipient of the “Lemmy” Lifetime Achievement Award, an honor named after late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister. The trophy will be presented at the first-ever Loudwire Music Awards ceremony and concert, slated to take place on October 24 in Los Angeles. As reported by Loudwire, the “Lemmy” will be presented annually to “an artist who embodies the spirit of Lemmy, heavy metal, and rock and roll.”
In addition, Black Sabbath icon Tony Iommi will be presented with a special “Courage Award,” which will henceforth be known as the “Iommi.” Fittingly, the hand of the legendary guitarist was used to fashion a mold that was used to create Loudwire’s “Hand of Doom” winner’s trophy.
“At long last the metal stars are aligned and I’m stoked to attend this year’s Loudwire Awards show,” said Halford, in a prepared statement. “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!”
Halford is among an array of artists being lined up to perform at the event. The initial lineup also includes Body Count, Starset, Power Trip, and Halestorm.
“I’m so looking forward to the Loudwire Awards this year,” says Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale. “It’s a Rock ‘n’ Roll family reunion with all our friends there representing the genres that drive both our horns and hearts!”
Nominees in several categories, including “Album of the Year” and “Song of the Year,” will be announced on August 15. Fan voting will begin on that same day. More information is available at the Loudwire Awards website