The first-ever Loudwire Music Awards will honor Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford with the event's inaugural Lemmy Lifetime Achievement Award.

As previously reported, the awards show — set to take place Oct. 24 at the Novo Theater at L.A. Live — will also honor winners in a number of annual categories, including Album and Song of the Year, decided by Loudwire readers who cast their ballots after voting opens Aug. 15. Also being recognized with a special Courage Award is Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2012. In addition to taking home that honor, which will be renamed the Iommi in subsequent Loudwire Music Awards shows, Iommi contributed a mold of his hand to create the Hand of Doom trophy taken home by each of the night's winners.

"At long last the metal stars are aligned and I’m stoked to attend this year’s Loudwire Awards show," said Halford. "I’m excited to shout hails with horns up for all of my friends at Loudwire and all the bands and the fans! It’s going to be a hell of a crazy night of good times and major surprises!"

The ceremony will also include musical performances from an array of artists. Halford's scheduled to deliver a special set, leading a roster rounded out by Ice-T’s Body Count, Halestorm, Starset and Power Trip, as well as other acts still to be announced. Tickets are on sale starting today via the Loudwire Music Awards site.

"Body Count are excited about performing at this amazing event. Loudwire have always greatly supported us and we can’t wait to kick off the show to set the tone right off the bat," added Ice-T. "It’s metal and hard rock’s premiere award show and we are coming to tear the Novo up. We’ve also got some special surprises up our sleeve, so you don’t wanna miss out. Body Count’s in the house. Lets do this."

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