Judas Priest's Rob Halford to receive ‘Lemmy Lifetime Achievement’ at Loudwire Awards in LA

Since launching in 2011, Loudwire has become one of the premiere sources on the Internet for hard rock and metal music fans. So it should come as no surprise that the first ever Loudwire Music Awards, which will take place at The Novo Theater ­­­­at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 24, will honor a rock legend like Judas Priest’s Rob Halford with the inaugural “Lemmy” Lifetime Achievement Award.

Announced on Wednesday, the famous leather-sporting frontman of Judas Priest will be honored for his decades of loud entertainment as the singer of one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time. The award is named after the late Motörhead bassist and hard rock icon Lemmy Kilmister, who passed away back in December 2015. Halford would also end up delivering one of the many touching eulogies at Lemmy's funeral, which can be watched in video below. 

Halford co-founded the group in the early 1970s, and become globally known for his love for leather in addition to his singing abilities. Halford parted ways with the band in 1992, but reunited in 2003 and has stayed with his old mates ever since.

Black Sabbath‘s Tony Iommi will also be honored at the event with their Courage Award, having come back for his band’s final tour following a cancer diagnosis in 2012.

“At long last the metal stars are aligned and I’m stoked to attend this year’s Loudwire Awards show,” Halford said about the honor. “I’m excited to shout hails with horns up for all of my friends at Loudwire and all the bands and the fans! It’s going to be a hell of a crazy night of good times and major surprises!”

Tickets for the first ever Loudwire Music Awards, which will be hosted by WWE superstar and Fozzy singer Chris Jericho, are on sale now right here on AXS and those who will be watching from home can check out the festivities on AXS TV