Black Sabbath celebrate at Ivor Novellos
21 May 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, Bill Ward and Geezer Butler were given a lifetime achievement award
Black Sabbath have won a lifetime achievement prize at the Ivor Novello songwriting awards.
Guitarist Tony Iommi picked up the trophy, and confirmed the heavy metal band would embark on their “final tour” next year.
Ed Sheeran was named songwriter of the year, while Boy George picked up an outstanding contribution award.
Clean Bandit beat Sam Smith and George Ezra to win the prize for most performed song for Rather Be.
Boy George was presented with an outstanding contribution prize by Kylie Minogue
The band thanked their piano and saxophone teachers; while co-writer Jimmy Napes, who also wrote Sam Smith’s Stay With Me, dedicated the prize to his wife Matilda, “who the lyrics of the song were inspired by.”
Rather Be also won best contemporary song, while best album went to Bombay Bicycle Club’s So Long, See You Tomorrow.
Irish singer-songwriter Hozier won best song musically and lyrically for Take Me To Church.
“This time last year I was completely unknown and this music was written alone in my attic,” he said. “I’m so encouraged. This is a huge deal for me.”
Kylie Minogue presented Boy George with his outstanding contribution prize, telling him: “I am just one one of the many, many millions of …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment