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Darkness bask in Kerrang! success
The Darkness arrive at the Kerrang! awards
The Darkness won two awards for the second year running
The Darkness have triumphed at the Kerrang! Awards, winning two awards for the second year running, including the best British band title.

The spandex-clad rockers also won best live band at the UK's biggest heavy rock awards ceremony in London.

But the Lowestoft band failed to land the best band on the planet award - an honour taken by veterans Metallica.

US nu-metal band Slipknot failed to take any gongs, despite being nominated in four categories.

Full list of winners

Kerrang! said glam rockers The Darkness deserved their double win.

"They have sold more records, played to more people, been on the cover of more magazines and won more awards than anybody would have dreamed of just 18 months ago.

"It's all thoroughly deserved for the band who gave rock back its sense of fun," said the show's organisers.

Green Day
US rockers Green Day were inducted into the Kerrang! Hall of Fame
The band will play to more than 100,000 people this weekend when they headline the Carling Weekend festival in Reading and Leeds.

The award ceremony was held at The Brewery venue in central London on Thursday, and organisers said refreshments included 14,200 bottles of beer, 150 litres of vodka and 1,000 shots of absinthe.

Ex-Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable presented the awards, with guest presenters including Lady Victoria Hervey and actor James Nesbitt.

Lostprophets won the best single prize for Last Train Home and best album went to Muse for Absolution.

US rockers Green Day were inducted into the Kerrang! Hall of Fame, joining the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC and Queen.

The icon award was presented to the surviving founder members of seminal 1960s band MC5.

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Kerrang! Awards 2004 winners:

  • Best British Newcomer - yourcodenameis:milo
  • Best International Newcomer - Velvet Revolver
  • Best Single - Last Train Home by Lostprophets
  • Best Album - Absolution by Muse
  • Icon Award - MC5
  • Best Video - Funeral of Hearts by HIM
  • Best Live Band - The Darkness
  • Spirit of Rock Award - Anthrax
  • Classic Songwriter - Ash
  • Best British Band - The Darkness
  • Best Band on the Planet - Metallica
  • Hall of Fame - Green Day

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