Rolling Stones lead NME Awards nominations

2013-01-22 14:00
London - The Rolling Stones have been nominated in four categories at the 2013 NME Awards.

The legendary rockers - made up of Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts - are up for Best Live Band, Best Book, Music Moment of The Year and Best Music Film, and are absolutely thrilled with the nominations.

Mick said: "It's very nice to be nominated. When I first heard it was four things, I thought, 'Ooh, blimey! That's very nice!'" And it's not a journalists-only thing, it's not a coterie of closely-knit people choosing.

"It's funny, because when we were rehearsing at Wembley arena last year, it was where we used to do the NME Pollwinners. We remembered, it was the first time we ever played Jumping Jack Flash at one of those Pollwinners concerts!"

Tame Impala (Best International Band, Best Album, Best Track and Best Music Video), Haim (Best New Band, Best Track, Best Music Video, Best Twitter) and M.I.A. (Best Track, Best Music Video, Best Dancefloor Anthem, Best Twitter), also lead the nominations with four nods.

One Direction's Harry Styles and British Prime Minister David Cameron will fight it out for Villain Of The Year alongside Psy, Skrillex, Fred Macpherson and Azealia Banks while David Bowie, Bradley Wiggins, Pussy Riot, US President Barack Obama, Frank Ocean and Dave Grohl are all up for Hero Of The Year.

The NME Awards will take place on Wednesday 27 February at its brand new home, The Troxy in East London.

NME Awards 2013 nominations:

Best British Band
Arctic Monkeys
The Vaccines
Biffy Clyro
The Maccabees
The Cribs

Best Album
Channel Orange - Frank Ocean
Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg
Given To The Wild - The Maccabees
An Awesome Wave - Alt-J
Come Of Age - The Vaccines
Lonerism - Tame Impala

Best International Band
The Killers
Tame Impala
The Black Keys
Odd Future
Crystal Castles
Foo Fighters

Best Track
R U Mine? - Arctic Monkeys
Don't Save Me - Haim
Bad Girls - MIA
Inhaler - Foals
Best Of Friends - Palma Violets
Elephant - Tame Impala

Best TV Show
Breaking Bad
Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy
Fresh Meat
The Thick Of It
Doctor Who

Best Music Film
Searching For Sugar Man
LCD Soundsystem: Shut Up And Play The Hits
Hit So Hard : The Life & Near Death Story of Patty Schemel
The Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane
Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day

Best Re-issue
Generation Terrorists - Manic Street Preachers
21 - Blur
The Fat Of The Land - Prodigy
Turn On The Bright Lights - Interpol
Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins
Collected - Ian Brown

Best Solo Artist
Jake Bugg
Noel Gallagher
Florence Welch
Miles Kane
Paul Weller

Best New Band
Palma Violets
Django Django
Alabama Shakes

Best Music Video
Oblivion - Grimes
Bad Girls - MIA
Where Are We Now? - David Bowie
'R U Mine?' Arctic Monkeys
Don't Save Me - Haim
Feels Like We Only Go Backwards - Tame Impala

Best Festival
Reading & Leeds Festivals
T In The Park
Isle Of Wight

Best Live Band
The Maccabees
The Cribs
Biffy Clyro
The Rolling Stones

Best Dancefloor Anthem
What You Came For - Mosca feating Katy B
Sweet Nothing - Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch
Gangnam Style - Psy
Bad Girls - MIA
In Paris - Kanye West/Jay-Z
Losing You - Solange

Best Twitter
Muse (@muse)
Fred Macpherson, Spector (@fredmacpherson)
Theo Hutchcraft, Hurts (@theohurts)
Alana Haim, Haim (@babyhaim)
Wiley (@EskiDance)
MIA (@MIAuniverse)

Best Book
David Byrne: How Music Works
Neil Young: Waging Heavy Peace
Mike Skinner: The Story Of The Streets
Tim Burgess: Telling Stories
The Rolling Stones: 50
Peter Hook: Unknown Pleasures : Inside Joy Division

Music Moment of the Year
David Bowie returns
The Stone Roses play Heaton Park
Olympics opening ceremony
The Rolling Stones play London's O2 Arena
Green Day's secret set at Reading Festival
Pussy Riot's punk prayer

Hero of the Year
David Bowie
Bradley Wiggins
Pussy Riot
Barack Obama
Frank Ocean
Dave Grohl

Villain of the Year
David Cameron
Harry Styles
Fred Macpherson
Azealia Banks

Best Small Festival
The Great Escape
Field Day
Festival No.6
End Of The Road

Worst Band
One Direction
Mumford & Sons
Justin Bieber
Ed Sheeran

Best Fan Community
30 Seconds To Mars
Manic Street Preachers
The Killers
Enter Shikari

Best Film
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
iLL Manors
The Dark Knight Rises
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