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4th November 2011

cory smoot, the real-time conversational translator, will host a two part Live & Global event from the Red Carpet and Backstage at this year's prestigious Orange Amplification Classic Rock Roll Of Honour in association with The event is being hosted by Ortsbo spokesman and partner, Gene Simmons.

Classic Rock Live & Global will be a combination worldwide chat and webcast, streamed live from the historic Roundhouse in London. Fans and press from around the world will be able to ask their questions in up to 53 different languages using's seamless translation technology while watching a live video stream at

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Questions will be asked in any one of's 53 native languages, and then instantly translated into English. The question is answered in English, and the questioner gets the answer back in their own language. All viewers can pick any of the 53 languages to view and understand the event.

Part one of this web interactive event will be broadcast from the Red Carpet at 1800 London time on November 9 until 1915. Later that night, as the awards are presented, the winners and presenters will move to the Press area which will be active from 2115 until approximately 2330.

With over 32 million monthly unique users spending well over 250 million minutes of engagement each month, is proud to announce its first live event outside North America.

Scheduled to appear and/or perform at this year's Classic Rock Roll Of Honour are Brian May, Chrissie Hynde, Duff McKagan, Ian Anderson, Pete Townshend, Peter Frampton, Randy Bachman and Roger Daltrey, as well as Jeff Beck who is set to receive the Living Legend Award during the ceremony, and host Gene Simmons.

An ambassador for the Ortsbo brand, Simmons has praised translation technology by stating "Ortsbo takes a sledgehammer to the Tower of Babel that is modern communication. It connects humanity. We are all one people."

Fans (and press members who can't attend the event) will be able to view and participate in the chat by pre-registering at and logging on November 8th to watch the live event. Members of the press should click the 'Press' button for registration, and qualified persons will be placed in a separate press queue. A limited number of press members will be admitted to the actual event.

This is a great way to view and join in in all the backstage activities surrounding the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour. Deemed by Music-News as "one of the most respected and highly anticipated music events of the year", the show is organized by Classic Rock Magazine and features reader-voted award categories such as Best New Band, Album of The Year and Band of the Year.

This Live & Global highlights the fifth time has used its chat platform to host a global interactive chat event. Previous events have featured KISS's Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, two-time MVP and NBA superstar Steve Nash, three generations of the legendary Andretti racing family and a global chat with the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Championship contenders.


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