FROM THE WINNER’S PODIUM:
“You brought tears to my eyes. Thank you very much. A few years ago, Q magazine had me on their front cover, and it said, ‘Is this the next king of rock’n’roll?’ It’s a good thing Q magazine wasn’t a psychic magazine or they’d have been out of business. But a hero, let’s think about hero for a second. A hero is someone that does something good for everyone every day, whether it’s to open a door for somebody, whether it’s someone who says thank you, whether it’s someone who helps the less fortunate; you do whatever you can to bring love, and in this world, we need it folks. We need it. I love you all.” Eye spy: Meat Loaf, with his Q Hero gong; (below) collecting his award onstage at the Roundhouse.