Jimmy Page, Def Leppard's Joe Elliott To Appear At 2016 Classic Rock Awards In Tokyo
September 23, 2016 at 11:36 AM (PT)
JIMMY PAGE and DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT will appear at the 2016 CLASSIC ROCK AWARDS at RYOGOKU KOKUGIKAN STADIUM in TOKYO, NOVEMBER 11th, marking the first time the event has ever been held in JAPAN.
The latest and last round of artist announcements officially completes the lineup for this year’s event. Previously announced participants include JEFF BECK, CHEAP TRICK, KIRK HAMMETT, PHIL COLLEN, JOE WALSH, RICHIE SAMBORA, ORIANTHI and SLOT MACHINE.
The addition of PAGE to the star-studded event brings together two of the greatest and most influential guitarists in rock alongside ex-YARDBIRDS bandmate JEFF BECK
TEAMROCK Chief Executive BILLY ANDERSON said: "TEAMROCK are delighted to have JIMMY PAGE and JOE ELLIOTT joining us for what will be an incredible celebration of rock music. Rock musicians don't come much more 'classic' than JIMMY PAGE and to have him and JEFF BECK – two masters of their trade – together at the CLASSIC ROCK ROLL OF HONOR in TOKYO will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
"And few bands have had the continued success that DEF LEPPARD have enjoyed for so many years. JOE ELLIOTT is an international rock icon and we are thrilled that he will be there with us in JAPAN.
"When you consider the other artists lined up to appear, we can guarantee that the RYOGOKU KOKUGIKAN STADIUM is set for a night that will live long in the memory of anyone lucky enough to be there."
JEFF BECK will be given the highest honors on the night and he has announced that he will be assembling his own special band of musicians for the event, including brothers DEAN and ROBERT DeLEO of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS on guitar and bass along with HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES guitarist TOMMY HENRIKSEN and KORN drummer RAY LUZIER.