Ozzy Osbourne is to receive the Legend of Live honour at the upcoming Billboard Touring Awards.
The rocker will be presented with the accolade at the event in New York on 5 November (09).
The award, which recognises individuals who have made major contributions to live music, has previously been presented to Rolling Stones promoter Michael Cohl (2004), Sir Elton John and the Allman Brothers Band (2008).
Ray Waddell, Billboard's executive director of content and programming, touring and live entertainment, says, "Ozzy has altered the course of rock music and live performance through his work with Black Sabbath and as a hugely popular solo artist, and his continued commitment to playing live makes him the perfect choice for the Billboard Legend Of Live award."