Published Jun 25, 2007UK music bible MOJO announced the winners of its annual MOJO Honours List last week. Apparently Amy Winehouse stole the show by arriving an hour late to the ceremony and tucking in Ozzy Osbourne's shirt. Much like the magazine itself, the list of winners exposes MOJO's obsession with praising yesteryear's heroes, while giving a slight nod to some of today's brightest stars. The winners are as follows:
The MOJO Song Of The Year; Awarded to the new track - regardless of genre - that defined the last year.
AND THE WINNER IS: "REHAB" by Amy Winehouse
The MOJO Compilation Of The Year; The Various album or soundtrack that rang MOJO readers' collective bell.
AND THE WINNER IS: WHITE BICYCLES: MAKING MUSIC IN THE 1960S - THE JOE BOYD STORY (Fledgling)
The MOJO Best Live Act; On an increasingly crowded live scene, this was the band or artist who made MOJO readers queue at the merch stand and buy the T-shirt.
AND THE WINNER IS: ARCADE FIRE
The MOJO Breakthrough Act; Last year saw an outpouring of new talent. This gong goes to the one who's built to last.
AND THE WINNER IS: SEASICK STEVE
The MOJO Best Album; Last year saw the release of a slew of remarkable albums. This is the one that MOJO readers have deemed an instant classic.
AND THE WINNER IS: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE QUEEN by Simon Tong, Tony Allen, Paul Simonon and Damon Albarn
The MOJO Inspiration Award; Presented by MOJO to celebrate an artist's career-spanning inventiveness.
AND THE WINNER IS: Björk
The MOJO Classic Album Award; Presented by MOJO for a landmark release that remains suitably lauded to this day.
AND THE WINNER IS: EXODUS by Bob Marley & The Wailers
The MOJO Hall Of Fame Award; Presented by MOJO to an act who is best described as an 'artist's artist'.
AND THE WINNER IS: THE DOORS
The MOJO Icon Award; Presented by MOJO to recognise creative verve that has elevated this artist to iconic status.
AND THE WINNER IS: OZZY OSBOURNE
The MOJO Hero Award; Presented to an artist who has become staple of the magazine, a hero of music.
AND THE WINNER IS: ALICE COOPER
The MOJO Catalogue Release Of The Year; Voted by a panel of MOJO and HMV pundits to recognise the best re-issue concept and package of the year.
AND THE WINNER IS: VARIOUS - THE COMPLETE MOTOWN SINGLES VOL 6. 1966
The MOJO Les Paul Award; Presented to a true innovator of the guitar. Previous winners include Jeff Beck and Queen's Brian May.
AND THE WINNER IS: PETER GREEN
The MOJO Cult Hero Award; Presented to an artist or group who've flown under the radar, struggling to make music lauded by savants and unjustly overlooked by the hoi polloi.
AND THE WINNER IS: THE ONLY ONES
The MOJO Innovation In Sound; Awarded to an artist or band who have pushed the sonic envelope to mint a whole new way of making or hearing music.
AND THE WINNER IS: SUICIDE
The MOJO Outstanding Contribution To Music; To a group who stand like a colossus, who've made unique sacrifices and overcome sundry barriers to bring us pleasure and catharsis.
AND THE WINNER IS: JOY DIVISION
The MOJO Legend; To one of the originals, without whom rock'n'roll would be inconceivable, let alone the noble, throbbing thing it is today.
AND THE WINNER IS: IKE TURNER
The MOJO Lifetime Achievement Award; To a band for whom the word "adversity" is no literary abstraction, with the guts and bloody-mindedness to come back after decades of revilement to wow us all over again.
AND THE WINNER IS: THE STOOGES
The MOJO Maverick; To a band who've thumbed their noses at the world, incurring the devotion of the faithful and the bewilderment of the mainstream.
AND THE WINNER IS: ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN
The MOJO Medal; To an industry figure whose vision and integrity have proven that the words "music" and "business" needn't always be mutually exclusive.
AND THE WINNER IS: JAC HOLZMAN
The MOJO Vision Award; To the film/DVD project that has taken MOJO music values into the celluloid or small screen arena with utter artistic success.
AND THE WINNER IS: SLADE IN FLAME
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