Kerrang Metal Awards
Metallica were named Best Band On the Planet at the Kerrang! !
Awards, beating out the likes of Slipknot, The Darkness, H.I.M., Red hot chilli peppers and BLINK-182, according to Scotsman.com. Velvet Revolver, the new group composed of former members of Guns n' Roses and Stone Temple Pilots, won Best International Newcomer, while The Darkness were named Best British Band.
The organizers of the Kerrang! Awards — held Thursday night (August 26) at The Brewery in central London — laid on 14,200 bottles of beer, 150 litres of vodka and 1,000 shots of absinthe as part of the refreshments !