Oasis' Clef honour
Oasis were presented with the prestigious O2 Silver Clef Award today (04.07.08).
'Wonderwall' rockers Noel and Liam Gallagher attended the exclusive event at London's Park Lane Hilton hotel where they were given the accolade for their contribution to the music industry by boxing legend Ricky Hatton, who admitted to being a huge fan of the band.
Ricky said: "There are a few things in my life - my family, Manchester City Football Club and Oasis. If someone had said to me a few years ago you would be presenting Oasis with an award I'd have said they were daft. When you are a fan of someone it doesn't getting any better than presenting them with an award!"
When asked if he would be celebrating with Noel and Liam afterwards, Ricky said: "Noel said he is going to meet me for a pint, so that should be interesting!"
Noel - who controversially said rapper Jay-Z was the "wrong" choice to headline this year's Glastonbury music festival - also explained his comment.
He told BANG Showbiz: "All I did was give my opinion about ticket sales at Glastonbury and that's the end of it. For the record I like Jay-Z - it's just my opinion. If people don't like it, don't ask me any more questions. I should just be like every other s**t-bag pop star and just say, 'Everything is amazing'."
The event - which was held in aid of Nordoff-Robin Music Therapy, the chosen charity of the music industry which undertakes over 30,000 sessions annually with both children and adults - was hosted by TV presenter Myleene Klass and attended by celebrities including 'Dragon's Den' star Duncan Bannatyne, singer Lisa Stansfield and 'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson.
Other winners at the ceremony included Amy Macdonald, who was given The Newcomer Award by comedian Russell Brand following the huge success of her debut album 'This Is The Life'.
Glaswegian band The Fratellis won the Best British Band accolade, which was presented to them by 'Hot Fuzz' actor Simon Pegg.
Before the ceremony started, guests were treated to a Silver Clef luncheon, sponsored by O2.
They also took part in a Silver Clef auction, where prizes included a dinner at London's Dorchester Hotel hosted by Eddie Jordan, Mike Rutherford and Nick Mason, as well as three limited edition pieces of Paul Weller's Stanley Road album artwork by Sir Peter Blake, signed by Weller and Blake.
The 33rd O2 Silver Clef Awards, full list of winners:
Download of the Year Award, sponsored by Music Station: Estelle
The Newcomer Award, sponsored by HMV: Amy Macdonald
The Classical Award, sponsored by PPL: Nicola Benedetti
Best British Band, sponsored by AMG: The Fratellis
Raymond Weil International Award: Meat Loaf
Ambassadors of Rock Award, sponsored by The Hard Rock Café: Bryan Adams
The Icon Award: Squeeze
O2 Silver Clef Award: Oasis
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