Status Quo to get lifetime award
Status Quo are to be honoured with a lifetime achievement prize at a major music awards event.
The rock veterans - featuring hard rocking duo Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt - will be given the title at the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards this summer.
Others to be honoured at the event being staged at the London Hilton on July 1 are Annie Lennox, Tinie Tempah and Alfie Boe.
Quo have been amassing chart hits for more than 40 years and are still on the road.
Rossi and Parfitt visited Buckingham Palace last year to collect OBEs.
Nordoff Robbins - a charity which aims to transform the lives of vulnerable people through music - gave the band a Silver Clef award in 1981.
Status Quo said today: "We are proud and honoured to be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Silver Clef Lunch.
"To be receiving this award from an organisation who have been transforming lives through music for over 50 years makes this an even greater honour."
David Munns, chairman of Nordoff Robbins, said: "As one of the most successful and iconic British rock acts of all time, with a career spanning over four decades, I can think of no band more deserving of the Lifetime achievement Award than Status Quo."