Meatloaf to receive 'Classic Song' award

Published Sep 29 2008, 14:46 BST  |  By

Meatloaf to receive 'Classic Song' award

Rex Features

Meatloaf has said he is "honoured" to be receiving a Classic Song award for his track 'Bat Out Of Hell'.

The Grammy award-winning musician will fly to London to personally pick up his "golden Q" gong next Monday.

The accolade will be presented by music magazine Q as part of the Q Awards 2008.

"There are some songs that transcend such things as time and genre, and 'Bat Out Of Hell' is assuredly one of them," the magazine's editor-in-chief Paul Rees told the Press Association.

Meatloaf collected a Classic Album accolade at the Classic Rock: Roll of Honour awards last year for the LP Bat Out Of Hell.