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Monday, 16 August, 1999, 17:40 GMT 18:40 UK
Stereophonics lead rock awards
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Stereophonics: Playing V99 festivals this weekend
Welsh band Stereophonics and American shock rocker Marilyn Manson led the winners at the Kerrang! magazine awards in London.

Meanwhile veteran stars Black Sabbath were named artists of the millennium at the awards on Monday evening.

The award comes 30 years after the band, led by Ozzy Osbourne and credited as being one of the pioneers of heavy metal, were first formed in Birmingham.

Another older rocker - Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page - was inducted into the magazine's Hall of Fame.

Ozzy Osbourne: Black Sabbath named band of the millennium
Stereophonics had been voted best British band by the magazine's readers, and they also won best album for Performance and Cocktails. The prize comes two weeks after they played to 50,000 fans at a stadium in Swansea, while they play the V99 festivals in Staffordshire and Essex this weekend.

Marilyn Manson - whose onstage antics have caused uproar in the US - won the Best Band in the World award.

Manson was under the media spotlight in April after it was reported the two teenage gunmen who killed 13 people at Columbine High School, Littleton, Colorado, were fans of his band.

Bradford-based band Terrorvision won best single for Tequlia, which was their biggest-ever hit in January this year. Three Colours Red were named best British live act.

US band Offspring won best video for Pretty Fly (For A White Guy), which was a UK number one hit for them earlier this year.

The best new British band were Cay, while best international live act was System Of A Down. Best international newcomer went to Buckcherry, and the classic songwriter was Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. The magazine's Spirit of Independence award went to The Hellacopters.

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