[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Friday, 2 March 2007, 10:33 GMT
Muse win best band at NME Awards
Muse
Muse will be the first band to play at London's new Wembley Stadium
Rock group Muse have been named best British band at this year's NME Awards.

The Arctic Monkeys scooped two awards on the night, including best album for Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not and best music DVD.

US group My Chemical Romance won best international band, while Jamie T picked up best solo act at the ceremony at the Hammersmith Palais in London.

The award for best new band went to The Klaxons and Kasabian took home the gong for best live act.

There were also wins for The Killers and The View in the best video and best single categories.

Mani and Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream
Primal Scream collected the Godlike Genius Award
The Reading and Leeds Festivals won best live event and cult BBC Three comedy The Mighty Boosh took best TV show.

BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe was honoured with best radio show and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest was voted best film.

The awards, voted for by NME readers, also featured "worst" categories, with Robbie Williams - currently in rehab in America for a dependency on prescription drugs - winning worst album for Rudebox.

Lily Allen missed out on scooping best solo artist but did manage one win - worst dressed.

KEY WINNERS
Best British band: Muse
Best international band: My Chemical Romance
Best solo artist: Jamie T
Best new band: Klaxons
Best live band: Kasabian
Best album: Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Best song: The View - Wasted Little DJs
Best video: The Killers - Bones
Best music DVD: Arctic Monkeys - Scummy Man
"This is the verdict of the real passionate British music fans, the ones who keep the music scene alive at gigs up and down the country week in and week out," NME editor Conor McNicholas said.

"It's a reflection of how strong the British music scene is that there's so much to be celebrated."

Primal Scream, who collected the Godlike Genius Award, closed the event with a performance of The Clash classic (White Man) in Hammersmith Palais.

The ceremony, hosted by Xfm DJ Lauren Laverne, also featured performances by The Killers, Kasabian, Kaiser Chiefs, and a collaboration between Jarvis Cocker and The Gossip singer Beth Ditto.




SEE ALSO
Arctics reap four NME nominations
30 Jan 07 |  Entertainment
Arctic Monkeys scoop Brits double
15 Feb 07 |  Entertainment
Muse confirm show at new Wembley
04 Dec 06 |  Entertainment
Arctic Monkeys hottest act at NME
24 Feb 06 |  Entertainment
Kaiser Chiefs lead NME shortlist
24 Jan 06 |  Entertainment

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific