Music manager Sharon Osbourne has been named the Most Important Person in rock by Britain's Kerrang! magazine.

The wife of former BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy beat out competition from tragic Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and rising star Justin Hawkins from THE DARKNESS to claim the top spot.

In second place was SATAN because "the Devil has all the best tunes," closely followed by CLEAR CHANNEL ENTERTAINMENT boss BRIAN BECKER.

The top ten in full is:

1: SHARON OSBOURNE

2: SATAN

3: BRIAN BECKER

4: JUSTIN HAWKINS

5: Rick Rubin

6: Michael Moore

7: KURT COBAIN

8: ROD SMALLWOOD

9: Lars Ulrich

10: Avril Lavigne

21/06/2004 10:13