Rolling Stones win double NME awards
London: The Rolling Stones emerged as double winners at the NME Awards, more than half a century after the legendary English rock band was first featured in the magazine’s pages.
The band was named the best live band, and their documentary ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ landed the best film prize, the BBC reported.
Rock trio Biffy Clyro was named best British band, while The Killers landed the best international band prize.
Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr was presented NME’s “godlike genius” award.
Florence Welch, of Florence and the Machine was another double winner at the event.
Welch was named best solo artist and provided the vocals on ‘Sweet Nothing,’ by Calvin Harris, which was named best dancefloor anthem.
Meanwhile, One Direction was named worst band and singer Harry Styles was named villain of the year.
NME award winners are:
Godlike Genius: Johnny Marr
Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution Award: The Cribs
Best British Band: Biffy Clyro
Best Album: The Maccabees
Best International Band: The Killers
Best Track: Inhaler’ Foals
Best TV Show: Fresh Meat
Best Music Film: The Rolling Stones - Crossfire Hurricane
Best Re-Issue: Blur - 21
Best Solo Artist: Florence Welch
Best New Band: Palma Violets
Best Music Video: Arctic Monkeys - R U Mine?
Best Festival: Reading and Leeds festivals
Best Live Band: The Rolling Stones
Best Dancefloor Anthem: Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch - Sweet Nothing
Philip Hall Radar Award: Child Of Lov
Best Twitter: Alana Haim (@babyhaim)
Best Book: Mike Skinner - The Story Of The Streets
Music Moment Of The Year: Olympics opening ceremony
Hero Of The Year: Barack Obama
Villain Of The Year: Harry Styles
Best Small Festival: Festival No 6
Worst Band: One Direction
Best Fan Community: Muse
Best Film: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey