The ceremony for the Classic Rock Awards 2016 was held this year in Japan for the very first time. It was staged at the spiritual home of Sumo wrestling Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium in Tokyo where 8,000 rock fans were treated to an unforgettable night.
The sell-out crowd watched performances from Jeff Beck, Joe Perry, Rudolf Schenker, Johnny Depp, Phil Collen, Richie Sambora and Orianthi, Tesla, Cheap Trick, and a house band made up of Rob and Dean DeLeo from Stone Temple Pilots, Korn drummer Ray Luzier and Tommy Hendriksen of Hollywood Vampires.
Hosted by Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, the event saw Jeff Beck presented with The Icon award by Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, while in one of the most prestigious awards of the night, because it’s voted for by the fans, Queen won the Reissue of the Year Award for their Studio Collection.
Later the All-Star Band led by Jeff Beck and featuring members of Stone Temple Pilots and Hollywood Vampires man Johnny Depp performed to an ecstatic crowd.