Joel O'Keeffe wins award

AWARD: Joel O'Keeffe (front) with the other members of Airbourne.

AWARD: Joel O'Keeffe (front) with the other members of Airbourne.

FORMER Warrnambool musician Joel O’Keeffe has been honoured at a major awards night in London.

O’Keeffe, who is lead singer and guitarist for hard-rock band Airbourne, won a Metal Hammer magazine Golden God Award.

O’Keeffe won the award for the shredder category, which is a style of guitar playing.

He beat a field that included Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth), Phil Manansala (Of Mice & Men), Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria) and Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan) for the award.

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