The guitarist - a former member of The Yardbirds as well as a solo artist, frequently voted one of the best players of all time - took home the biggest award of the evening. After giving his thanks and collecting the trophy from Queen drummer Roger Taylor, he launched into a virtuoso performance accompanied by The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde and Joss Stone.
Other winners at the event included Foo Fighters, who were named Band Of The Year. Other award reciepeints include Queen, The Who and Steve Marriott. MORE HERE