Band accept gong via video message

Iron Maiden have won the Best British Live Act at the BRIT Awards 2009 tonight (February 18).

The rockers were announced as winners by ‘Hot Fuzz’ actor Nick Frost, but were not able to attend the bash, ironically due to touring duties – instead delivering an acceptance message by video link-up.

The acts nominated for Best British Live Act were::

The Verve


Scouting For Girls


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