If you have not purchased this months issue of NME, you need to get to your local magazine shop and pick it up… immediately.
First off, here are this year’s winners at the NME Awards (videos from the NME Youtube Channel - check it out):
Godlike Genius: The Cure
Best British Band: Oasis
Best International Band: The Killers
Best Solo Artist: Pete Doherty
Best New Band: MGMT
Best Live Band: Muse
Best Album: Kings Of Leon “Only By The Night”
Outstanding Contribution To British Music: Elbow
Best Track: MGMT “Time To Pretend”
Best Video: Last Shadow Puppets “My Mistakes Were Made For You”
Best Live Event: Glastonbury 2008
Best TV: "The Mighty Boosh"
Phillip Hall Radar Award: The Big Pink
Best Dancefloor Filler: Dizzee Rascal featuring Calvin Harris and Chrome – "Dance Wiv Me"
Best DVD: Arctic Monkeys – "Live At The Apollo"
Best Band Blog: Oasis' Noel Gallagher
Best Venue: London Astoria
Best Album Artwork Muse "HAARP"
Hero Of The Year: Barack Obama
Villain Of The Year: George W Bush
Best Dressed: Alexa Chung
Worst Dressed: Amy Winehouse
Worst Album: The Jonas Brothers – "A Little Bit Longer"
Worst Band: the Jonas Brothers
Sexiest Male: Muse's Matt Bellamy
Sexiest Female: Paramore's Hayley Williams
Best Website: YouTube
Here are the set lists played by White Lies, Crystal Castles, Franz Ferdinand, and the Cure at this years NME Big Gig held on 26 February 2009, at London’s O2 Arena.
White Lies: Fairwell to the Fairground, To Lose My Life, A Place to Hide, Unfinished Business, Fifty on our Foreheads, The Price of Love, and Death.
Crystal Castles: Atlantis, Baptism, Courtship Dating, Crimewave, Alice Practise, and Yes No
Franz Ferdinand: The Dark of the Matinee, No You Girls, Do You Want To, Michael, Turn It On, Walk Away, Bite Hard, Take Me Out, Ulysses, What She Came For, Outsiders, and This Fire
The Cure: Underneath the Stars, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, The Perfect Boy, The End of the World, Sleep When I’m Dead, A Forest, Three Imaginary Boys, Shake Dog Shake, Maybe Someday, The Only One, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, Primary, Want, The Hungary Ghost, Disintegration, One Hundred Years, and It’s Over. Encore: Boys Don’t Cry, Jumping Someone Else’s Train, Grinding Halt, 10:15 Saturday Night, and Killing an Arab.
Last bit of information – the new NME issue has a free copy of “Pictures of You – A Tribute to the Cure.”
Not all of the covers are brand spanking new (for instance, Dinosaur Jr.’s “Just Like Heaven”), but this compliation might go down as the best tribute to the Cure. The Editors are amazing at “Lullaby” and Alkaline Trio does “Cut Here,” a tribute to Billy MacKenzie of the Associates. This was the most unlikely song to be covered, and perhaps the biggest surprise to be put on the album. But there are more surprises, like Metronomy “rapping” to “Fascination Street” and Mystery Jets and Esser’s cover of “In Between Days.” Get the magazine now; this tribute album is worth the investment!
1. Robert Smith of the Cure gives an introduction about covering music.
2. Mystery Jets and Esser: In Between Days
3. Lostprophets: Boys Don’t Cry
4. Marmaduke Dude: Friday I’m in Love
5. Dinosaur Jr.: Just Like Heaven
6. The Big Pink: Love Song
7. Editors: Lullaby
8. British Sea Power: A Forest
9. The Dandy Warhols: Primary
10. The Get Up Kids: Close to Me
11. The Futureheads: The Lovecats
12. Art Brut: Catch
13. Metronomy: Fascination Street
14. Alkaline Trio: Cut Here
15. Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly: In Between Days