Iron Maiden been awarded the prestigious O2 Silver Clef by Nordoff Robbins in recognition of “outstanding contribution to UK music”.
Iron Maiden were given the award in recognition of them being one of the most globally successful and influential rock bands of all time, having sold over 90 million albums worldwide and played over 2,000 concerts in 59 countries to date.
Previous winners include The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Genesis and Queen. Last year’s Silver Clef winner was Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin). Singer Bruce Dickinson, and guitarists Adrian Smith and Janick Gers were in attendance to accept the award.
In its 40 year history, the Awards have raised more than £8.5 million to fund Nordoff Robbins’ ground-breaking work with music therapy.
Check out video from the acceptance ceremony. Up the Irons!