Friday, October 30, 1998 Published at 13:28 GMT
Manics pick up Best Band award
Manic Street Preachers: Were nominated for three Q Awards
Manic Street Preachers have won the Best Band title at the Q music awards in London.
The Manics were shortlisted for three Q awards - more than any other act this year.
The group were also up for Best Single and Best Album in the nominations list.
Southport-based group Gomez added to their recent success as winners of the Mercury Music Prize for their Bring It On album by being named best new band.
Mike Hedges, the Manics' producer on the This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours album, was beaten in the Best Producer category by Brighton-based Norman Cook, formerly the bass player in The Housemartins.
Under the alias Fatboy Slim he has become one of the most in-demand studio whizzkids in the industry, helping Cornershop to number one with his remix of Brimful Of Asha earlier this year as well as having hit singles and an album You've Come A Long Way, Baby in his own right in 1998.
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The former Jam frontman, Paul Weller, was rewarded with the title of Classic Songwriter in recognition of his long career in music while Debbie Harry, singer of Blondie, was on hand to pick up the band's Q Inspiration Award.
The ceremony will be broadcast for the first time on terrestrial TV by BBC2 Tuesday.
The winners are:
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