Legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne will be presented with the Living Legend award at this year's (08) Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards.
The former Black Sabbath frontman was confirmed as the winner of the award when the nominations were unveiled in London on Wednesday (23Jul08) by Alice Cooper - who won the gong himself last year (07).
Other previous recipients include Led Zeppelin star Jimmy Page and Lemmy from Motorhead.
Page will also be in the running for an award at this year's ceremony; Led Zeppelin are up for three gongs, including Band of the Year, DVD of the Year and Event of the Year for their triumphant reunion show at London's O2 Arena in December (07).
British bands Def Leppard and Whitesnake will go head to head in the Album of the Year, Band of the Year and Event of the Year categories.
Other nominees include heavy metal outfit Kiss, who are up for Band of the Year and Event of the Year, and newcomers Stone Gods and Big Linda - who will battle it out for the Best New Band crown.
The winners will be announced at London's Park Lane Hotel on 3 November (08).
The full list of nominees is as follows:
Best New Band:
Album Of The Year:
Big Linda, I loved You
Black Crowes, Warpaint
Joe Bonamassa, Sloe Gin
Alice Cooper, Along Came A Spider
Def Leppard, Songs From The Sparkle Lounge
Stone Gods, Silver Spoons And Broken Bones
Uriah Heep, Wake The Sleeper
Whitesnake, Good To Be Bad
Band Of The Year:
DVD Of The Year:
AC DC, Plug Me In
The Doors, Classic Albums
Genesis, When In Rome
Jimi Hendrix Experience, At Monterey
The Who, Amazing Journey
ZZ Top, Live From Texas
Event Of The Year:
Hard Rock Hell
Iron Maiden's World Tour
Kiss, Download Festival
Led Zeppelin, O2 Arena
Whitesnake/ Def Leppard Tour