Amy Winehouse, the Stooges and Joy Division were among the winners at MOJO magazine's annual gathering of rock legends in London last night.
The MOJO Honours List pays tribute to both classic artists and new music and always draws a heavyweight crowd of musicians and record industry executives.
The 2007 edition, held at the Brewery in east London, was no exception, with the likes of Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, the Doors and Joy Division all picking up various "lifetime achievement"-style gongs.
Contemporary winners included Arcade Fire (best live act), the Good, the Bad and the Queen (best album for its self-titled debut) and Winehouse (song of the year for "Rehab"). Winehouse missed the original presentation as she was "stuck in traffic," but did make it on stage later to say thank you and declare her intention to "get really drunk now."
Voted for by a combination of MOJO readers and the U.K. monthly music magazine's editorial team, Cooper won the "hero" award, Osbourne the "icon" award, the Doors entered the MOJO hall of fame and the Stooges were honored for lifetime achievement.
Other winners included Ike Turner ("legend"), Bob Marley (classic album for "Exodus"), Suicide (innovation in sound). Bjork won the inspiration award and paid tribute to England as "the first country to get me. Even Iceland thought I was a bit weird."
Joy Division picked up the outstanding contribution to music award, with the band’s bassist Peter Hook paying an emotional tribute to singer Ian Curtis, who committed suicide in 1980.
Other winners included Peter Green, the Only Ones, Echo and the Bunnymen, Slade and Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman. Those presenting awards included The Clash's Mick Jones, Slash, Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, Andrea Corr, Nick Cave, Oasis' Noel Gallagher and Blur frontman Damon Albarn.