Metallica and RATM score in Kerrang! awards

Metallica have been given the Kerrang! Inspiration award
Metallica have been given the Kerrang! Inspiration award

The UK's Kerrang! magazine has celebrated the careers of four huge rock acts at their 2008 awards ceremony. Special awards to went to Metallica, Rage Against The Machine, Def Leppard and Slipknot.

James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and co collected the trophy for the Kerrang! Inspiration award, marking Metallica's inimitable influence on modern metal.

Rage Against The Machine turned up to be inducted into Kerrang!'s Hall Of Fame, joining the likes of Judas Priest, Slayer, Iron Maiden and Metallica.

Def Leppard were given the gong for Classic Songwriter, while Slipknot received the Icon award.

Bridgend metallers Bullet For My Valentine carried on a remarkable tradition by being the fifth Welsh band in 10 years to win Best British Band. In 2006 and 2007 this was won by Lostprophets, in 2005 Funeral For A Friend, 2003 Feeder, and 1999 and 2000 Stereophonics.

The full list of Kerrang! 2008 award winners

Best International Newcomer
Black Tide

Best British Newcomer
Slaves To Gravity

Kerrang! Icon

Best Video
Coheed And Cambria - Feathers

Best Single
30 Seconds To Mars - From Yesterday

Best Album
Avenged Sevenfold - Avenged Sevenfold

Best Live Band
Machine Head

Classic Songwriter
Def Leppard

Spirit of Independence
The Dillinger Escape Plan

Best British Band
Bullet For My Valentine

Best International Band
30 Seconds To Mars

Hall Of Fame
Rage Against The Machine