The Rolling Stones lead NME Awards nominations

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 January 2013
The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones, Tame Impala, Haim and M.I.A. have all received four nominations for the 2013 NME Awards

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.

The Maccabees, Biffy Clyro and The Cribs are set to fight it out for two of the night's biggest awards, Best British Band and Best Live Act.

Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian andThe Vaccines also received nods for Best British Band while The Macabees and The Vaccines are nominated in the Best Album category alongside Jake Bugg, Alt J and Tame Impala.

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.

NME editor Mike Williams said: "The NME Award sis the highlight of the music calendar and the most Rock'n'roll party of the year, so it's incredibly exciting to see such a wide range of artists nominated this time around. Rightly so, all the early plaudits will go to Haim, Tame Impala, MIA and the legendary Rolling Stones who lead the way with four nominations each, but it¹s testament to the exquisite taste of the NME audience that artists as wide ranged as Frank Ocean, Jake Bugg, Pussy Riot and David Bowie are recognised too. To say it's shaping up to be a classic is a huge understatement!"

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

NME Awards 2013 nominations:

BEST BRITISH BAND supported by SONOS

Arctic Monkeys

Kasabian

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 supported by Rekorderlig Cider

The Killers

Tame Impala

The Black Keys

Odd Future

Crystal Castles

Foo Fighters

BEST TRACK supported by Blackstar Amps

'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'

'Sherlock'

'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'

'Marley'

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

Grimes

Paul Weller

BEST NEW BAND supported by Spotify

Alt-J

Peace

Palma Violets

Django Django

Alabama Shakes

Haim

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 supported by Farah Vintage

Reading & Leeds Festivals

T In The Park

Bestival

Primavera

Latitude

Isle Of Wight

BEST LIVE BAND

The Maccabees

The Cribs

Blur

Biffy Clyro

Foals

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

Skrillex

Psy

Fred Macpherson

Azealia Banks

BEST SMALL FESTIVAL

Swn

The Great Escape

Field Day

Festival No.6

End Of The Road

Constellations

WORST BAND

One Direction

Muse

Mumford & Sons

Alt-J

Justin Bieber

Ed Sheeran

BEST FAN COMMUNITY

Muse

Hurts

30 Seconds To Mars

Manic Street Preachers

The Killers

Enter Shikari

BEST FILM

The Hobbit: 'An Unexpected Journey'

'Ted'

'iLL Manors'

'The Dark Knight Rises'

'Skyfall'

'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower'

The Rolling Stones

The veteran band, featuring original members singer Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards, celebrates 50 years since its formation in London by playing its hits including Jumpin' Jack Flash and Brown Sugar.

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