Slipknot were named Best Band in the World by Kerrang! heavy metal magazine
for the second year in a row at a London ceremony Tuesday the
same day the group's much anticipated new album was released.
The Knot were beaten out in the Best International Live Act category (their only other nomination) this year by Papa Roach, who also nabbed Best Video for "Last Resort," beating out Foo Fighters' clip for "Breakout," according to Kerrang!.
Linkin Park was awarded Best International Newcomer, ousting steep
competition from Papa Roach, Alien Ant Farm, Staind and New Found Glory.
Renowned rocker Iggy Pop, who released Beat Em Up in July, was
elected into the Kerrang! Hall of Fame and Green Day were awarded Classic
Songwriters the only awards selected by the magazine's editorial staff
rather than by their readers.
Marilyn Manson's Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death),
considered a disappointment in the U.S., took the Best Album honors, beating
out, among others, Tool's Lateralus.
California trio OPM won Best Single for the humorous "Heaven Is a Halfpipe,"
while ska punks Less Than Jake took home the Spirit of Independence award.
In the British categories, South Devon trio Muse won best British band,
Feeder won Best British Live Act and the Lost Prophets won Best British