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Last Updated: Thursday, 5 May, 2005, 05:38 GMT 06:38 UK
Mojo shortlists Weller and Bowie
David Bowie
David Bowie has got a second consecutive Mojo Icon award nomination
Music stars David Bowie, Paul Weller and Morrissey have made it on to the shortlist for the second annual Mojo magazine awards.

The Mojo Honours List winners will be announced at the Porchester Hall in Bayswater, London, on 16 June.

The list was set up to honour elder artists often overlooked for awards.

Mojo editor-in-chief Phil Alexander said the awards honoured stars "whose careers have been responsible for enhancing our rich musical culture".

David Bowie is on the shortlist for the Mojo icon award for the second year running. Other nominees include Siouxsie Sioux, the late Marc Bolan, John Lydon and The Ramones.

Paul Weller has also been nominated for the Mojo songwriter award for a second time. He is up against Van Morrison, Damien Rice, Kate Bush and Brian Wilson.

Lifetime contributions

Last year's icon award winner Morrissey has been nominated for the inspiration category on a shortlist also featuring Neil Young and The Pixies.

Other categories in the awards include the classic album award and the lifetime achievement award.

"While other awards celebrate the biggest names and the best releases of the preceding year, we believe there's long been a need to properly honour the extraordinary talents of the artists, bands and songwriters whose careers have been responsible for enhancing our rich musical culture," said Mr Alexander.

At last year's inaugural event, The Clash won the inspiration award and Ray Davies of the Kinks was given the songwriter's prize.

Other stars honoured included James Brown, Marianne Faithfull, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sting and the Black Eyed Peas.


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