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Black Sabbath Win Living Legend Award

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Black Sabbath won the Living Legend Award at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards on Thursday night (14.11.13).

The British rock band - which includes Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Buttler - were delighted to be recognised for their success in the music industry during the ceremony at the Roundhouse in London.

While collecting their award Ozzy said: ''I'm so happy to be getting this award and to still be here because I tried for so many years to kill myself! Thank you very much.''

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The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour

John Mayall - The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour 2013 at The Roundhouse in Camden Town - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 14th November 2013

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Performing Live At Tradgarn

John Mayall Thursday 8th November 2012 performing live at Tradgarn

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Lee Rocker Plans 50th Around Guitar Greats

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Former Stray Cats star Lee Rocker is hoping to celebrate his upcoming 50th birthday early at the Topanga Days festival in California in May (11) by taking the stage with blues great John Mayall.

The bass player hits the landmark in August (11) and admits it would be great to celebrate early by adding former Bluesbreakers leader Mayall to the collection of guitar greats he's had the pleasure of performing and recording with.

He tells WENN, "I've known John over the years and it has been way too long since we've seen each other but I'm a huge fan. He has launched some of the greatest musicians.

"I'm a blues fan from way back; that's how I discovered rockabilly... Hopefully I'll get John up onstage."

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Mayall's Son Is A High School Baseball Star

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British blues great John Mayall is fast becoming a baseball aficionado thanks to his youngest son who is a Los Angeles-area high school star.

Mayall and his realtor/singer wife Maggie Mayall have high hopes for Sammy and the former Bluesbreakers leader admits he has developed an interest in the sport through his son's achievements.

He says, "All sport is foreign to me except soccer. Even cricket, to me, is mind-boggling. I've never been a sports fan but it's wonderful to see that he has developed into something... His enthusiasm is really great to see and he plays really well.

"I'm beginning to get the hang of it... I have to have the scoreboard, though. Without the scoreboard, I'd be totally lost."

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Mayall: 'There Will Be No More Bluesbreakers'

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Blues legend John Mayall insists there will never be another Bluesbreakers band because he retired the name in 2008 and has no plans to bring it back.

The guitarist, 78, formed John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers in the late 1960s and recruited greats like Cream stars Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Fleetwood Mac's Peter Green, John MCVie and Mick Fleetwood - but he marked 50 years as a bandleader by announcing he'd never perform as a member of the Bluesbreakers again.

And he hasn't changed his mind three years later.

He tells WENN, "From now on it's just John Mayall on the billing."

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John Mayall Shocked By Gary Moore's Death

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Blues legend John Mayall is still stunned by the death of guitar great Gary Moore, who died after suffering a heart attack in Spain in February (11).

The former Bluesbreakers leader, 78, worked with Moore on his 2001 album Along for the Ride and was hoping to work with his old pal again some day when he heard the sad news Moore had passed away.

Mayall tells WENN, "He was a good friend and it was really a surprise. It's always sad to lose someone who was talented and prominent in the blues world. We can't really afford to lose people like that."

And he still has fond memories of working with the late Thin Lizzy star on If I Don't Get You Home.

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Jones Teams Up With Great Train Robber's Son For Biggs Tribute

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Former The Clash star Mick Jones has teamed up with the son of British blues legend John Mayall to record a new RONNIE BIGGS tribute celebrating the Great Train Robber's release from prison.

The duo originally recorded the track Ronnie Biggs with fellow train robber Bruce Reynolds' son Nick and actor Dudley Sutton as a protest to the way Biggs was being treated behind bars.

Reynolds, who also performs with Alabama 3, tells Mojo magazine, "The guy (Biggs) had a broken back and pneumonia."

Biggs was granted a pardon on "compassionate grounds" on his 80th birthday (07Aug09).

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Mayall Gets Obe

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British blues legend John Mayall has become the latest celebrity named in Queen Elizabeth II's birthday honours list.

The guitar great, who was a mentor to PETER GREEN and Eric Clapton, has been named an Officer Of The Order Of The British Empire (OBE).

The honour couldn't have come at a better time for Mayall - his BLUESBREAKERS group release their latest album, ROAD DOGS, today (14JUN05).

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British Jazz Stars Battle

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Rising star Amy Winehouse has launched a scathing attack on fellow jazz singer Katie Melua, branding the curly-haired teen "s**t".

The STRONGER THAN ME hitmaker, 20, slammed 19-year-old Melua backstage at the BBC JAZZ AWARDS in London on Wednesday (28JUL04).

Ironically, both singers were students at the BRIT PERFORMING ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL in Croydon, south of the capital, although it is unknown if they were classmates.

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