Nme Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


19th February 2015

Tweet: "Won the NME worst band award. I'm so damn happy right now. thx to everyone who voted #dreamscomingtrue" 5 Seconds Of Summer guitarist Michael Clifford was overjoyed to win the Worst Band accolade at the Nme Awards in London on Wednesday (18Feb15).


27th February 2014

Quote: "NME were (sic) the first magazine to write about Blur and it meant so much to me." Blur star Damon Albarn was flattered to receive the Innovation accolade at the Nme Awards in London on Wednesday (26Feb14).


19th February 2014

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney is to be honoured for his 50-year career with a special, one-off award from the editors of British rock magazine NME. He will be handed the Songwriter's Songwriter Award at an upcoming ceremony in London later this month (Feb14).


10th February 2014

Fact: Blur star Damon Albarn will be honoured with the first-ever Innovation Award at the NME Awards in London later this month (Feb14). Announcing the news, Nme editor Mike Williams says, "Damon's enduring popularity is a testament to his unrivalled talent. He is somebody who is always pushing things forward, always operating in his own sphere and forever innovating via experimentation and collaboration... We're lucky to have him, and it's an absolute honour for us to be giving Damon the Nme Award For Innovation."


5th December 2013

Fact: Arctic Monkeys' acclaimed record Am has been named Best Album of 2013 by rock magazine NME. It finished ahead of Kanye West's Yeezus, which came in second place, and Queens Of The Stone Age's ...Like Clockwork, which finished third.


6th June 2013

Quote: "Apparently they rang up Pretty Green and asked them to design a gnome because Elton John, Rod Stewart and Ringo (Starr) were doing one. Someone at Pretty Green went, 'Nah, that ain't f**king cool', but I actually think it's cool. I would've done one... It'd be a f**king rock 'n' roll gnome, man. It'd look like me. Nah, it'd look like our kid - same f**king size and everything." Liam Gallagher can't resist poking fun at his estranged brother Noel while telling U.K. magazine NME he was approached to design a gnome by the organisers of London's annual Chelsea Flower Show.


3rd December 2012

Fact: Johnny Marr joined Dinosaur, Jr. onstage in New York at the weekend (01-02Dec12) as part of a star-studded celebration of the band's cult album You're Living All Over Me, which was released 25 years ago. The guitarist performed The Smiths hit The Boy With The Thorn In His Side with J Mascis and guests including Sonic Youth stars Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo, Frank Black and Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew and Kurt Vile, according to NME.com.


19th September 2012

Tweet: "John Lennon named as @NME's Ultimate Icon. I'm so thrilled! I'm sure he's thrilled, too - up there! Big kiss, yoko". John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono is proud of THE BEATLES star's latest posthumous achievement. He was named rock's ultimate icon by editors at British music magazine Nme this week (begs17Sep12), beating former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher into second place.


20th June 2012

Fact: JOY DIVISION song Love Will Tear Us Apart has been named the greatest track of the last 60 years by editors of NME magazine. Pulp's Common People was second and "Heroes" by David Bowie came third.


23rd April 2012

Fact: Noel Gallagher ensured fans at California's Coachella festival didn't forget he'd won the Godlike Genius honour at this year's (12) NME Awards - he proudly displayed the trophy atop his guitar amp during his performance on Saturday (21Apr12).


1st March 2012

Quote: "It's good to see Noel win. We had a rivalry in the 90s but that's all in the past. It's good for him and I'm pleased. He seems to be enjoying himself at the minute, too." Blur star Graham Coxon is pleased to see his one-time chart rival, former Oasis star Noel Gallagher, honoured with the Godlike Genius award at Britain's NME Awards on Wednesday (29Feb12).


1st March 2012

Quote: "I'm not having a big one tonight. I've got a gig in Birmingham tomorrow, so I have to keep a lid on it. You won't see boogying." Rocker Noel Gallagher refrained from boozing at the NME Awards in London on Wednesday night (29Feb12), where he was presented with the Godlike Genius honour.


29th February 2012

Quote: "It doesn't make me feel any more special than I do every day." Noel Gallagher upon winning his Godlike Genius honour at the NME Awards in London on Wednesday (29Feb12).


24th February 2012

Tweet: "Oh the irony of winning 'Most Pretentious Album Ever' from none other than NME. *eyeroll* I might laugh forever (and) then return to narcissism." Lady GaGa hits back after Britain's Nme magazine gave her album Born This Way an unflattering honour.


30th September 2011

Fact: The Pogues star Spider Stacy has landed a role in cult TV drama series Treme. The folk rocker will appear on the New Orleans-based show in November (11) and play a tin whistle player from London called Slim Jim Lynch, according to NME.com. Elvis Costello, who was once married to Stacy's former Pogues bandmate Cait O'Riordan, also appeared on the show and country rocker Steve Earle is a regular.


2nd February 2011

Fact: Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl will be immortalised in a special edition of British rock magazine NME. The limited edition release, titled NME Icons: Dave Grohl, features interviews with the ex-Nirvana drummer and Queens of the Stone Age star Josh Homme, as well as a series of rare photos.


25th November 2010

Quote: "We're working on a song together. We haven’t finished it, but it sounds so dope though." N.E.R.D. rapper Pharrell Williams reveals to NME.com he has teamed up with British rocker Damon Albarn for a new track rumoured to feature on the Gorillaz's next album.


29th September 2010

Quote: "Low, which is the first of his Berlin albums, has always been my favourite record, and even more so recently the more I've listened to it. I think that slightly experimental edge of that record is in the music that I'm making currently." Veteran rocker Paul Weller admits to NME.com he takes his inspiration from music icon David Bowie.


25th May 2010

Fact: Liam Gallagher has confirmed the name of his new band. The group, consisting of Gallagher and his fellow ex-Oasis members GEM ARCHER, Andy Bell, and CHRIS SHARROCK, will use the moniker BEADY EYE, according to NME.com.


10th December 2009

Fact: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' track ZERO has been named the best song of 2009 by British music magazine NME. Rockers The Horrors claimed the honour for the year's best album with PRIMARY COLOURS.


17th September 2009

Fact: Radiohead are the kings of U.K. festivals - they were voted Best Band of the Summer in a poll by British rock magazine NME for their performances at the Reading and Leeds festivals this year (09).


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