The Darkness were among the winners at the annual Kerrang! Awards in London last night.

The rockers were named Best British Band and also took the award for Best Live Band for the second year running.

The Best Band on the Planet award went to Metallica, with Velvet Revolver taking the award for Best International Newcomer following the release of their acclaimed debut 'Contraband'.

Northern Irish rockers Ash took the Classic Songwriter award, while Muse's 'Absolution' was named Best Album.