Deep Purple were inducted into Kerrang! Hall of Fame this year at the award ceremony held on June 12 in London. There they join previous years inductees of the (mostly) metal oriented publication: Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, Slayer and Machine Head (the latter claim their band’s name has no relation to the Purple classic album). The award was presented to Ian & Ian by Taylor Momsen of the Pretty Reckless, who herself picked up the Hottest Female award (apparently, there is one — you always learn something!)
Thanks to Yvonne for the info.