Johnny Marr refuses to be 'cynical' over winning Q Hero award
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 October 2012
Johnny Marr has refused to be "cynical" about winning Q Hero at the Q Awards 2012, admitting that it feels "pretty cool" to have given the title and seeing the experience as surreal
Johnny Marr refuses to be "cynical" about being named Q Hero.
The guitarist - a former member of legendary group The Smiths - received the prestigious trophy at the Q Awards 2012 in London today (22.10.12), but remained modest, insisting he isn't in music to win awards.
He told BANG Showbiz: "I'm certainly not cynical about it. I don't want to be too over the top either, I'm a musician and I don't do it to get awards but everyone likes a pat on the back.
"Its nice to be liked - I've been in a couple of rooms where people who I really respect have got awards like this and I've been happy to stand up and applaud it. To be on the receiving end of that is pretty cool I think."
As well as playing in The Smiths Johnny has played in many other bands including The Pretenders, Modest Mouse and The Cribs, and has produced records for other groups.
When asked if being surrounded by people who see him as a hero is surreal he responded: "If I was to start analysing it, then it would drive me mad, so I just don't analyse it. The answer is probably yes."
Other winners at the Q Awards 2012 included Muse, who were named Best Act In The World Today, Emeli Sande, who picked up Best Solo Artist and Bobby Womack, who picked up Best Album for his recent work 'The Bravest Man in the Universe'