Guitarist collects prize for 'Exile On Main St'

Ronnie Wood picked up an award for The Rolling Stones‘ 1972 album ‘Exile On Main St’ last night (November 10) – despite not playing on the album.

The guitarist was on hand at the Classic Rock Awards at London‘s Roundhouse to collect Reissue Of The Year for the record, although he did not join the band until after the classic album had been recorded.

However Wood insisted he was qualified to accept the prize because of his intimate relationship with the songs, declaring from the stage: “I have played these songs for the last 30 years and it’s about time that I collected! So thanks a lot!”

Other winners on the night included AC/DC, Rush, Journey and Led Zeppelin‘s John Paul Jones.

The Classic Rock Award winners were:

Band Of The Year: AC/DC
Best New Band: The Union
Album Of The Year: Slash ‘Slash’
Living Legend: Rush
Reissue Of The Year: The Rolling Stones ‘Exile On Main St’
Event Of The Year: Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believing’
Film Of The Year: Oil City Confidential
Outstanding Contribution: John Paul Jones
Metal Guru: Geezer Butler
Spirit Of Prog: Rick Wakeman
Breakthrough Act: Imelda May
Innovator: Killing Joke
Classic Songwriter: Roy Wood
Classic Album: Cheap Trick ‘I Want You To Want Me’
Marshall ‘11’ Award: Michal Schenker
Tommy Vance Inspiration: Ronnie James Dio