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Liam Gallagher honoured with Godlike Genius award

Liam Gallagher will pick up his award next year.

Liam Gallagher
Credit: Liam Gallagher

In real NME Godlike Genius style, the Britpop legend that is Liam Gallagher is brining is bringing the rock ‘n’ roll night of the year to a close by taking to the stage with a performance proving his Godlike Genius status.

Liam Gallagher is probably one of the most iconic frontmen in the history of rock ‘n’ roll, the rocker has sold millions of records in a career that has spanned over three decades and as part of Oasis, defined a whole genre of music.

VO5 NME Awards will release a limited quantity of tickets for the ceremony, these will go on sale exclusively via NME.com from 9am Wednesday 6th December. The remainder of he tickets will go on general sale on all regular platforms. Please note that all attendees have to be over 18.

Following the announcement Liam said: “I wanna thank the NME for their Godlike Genius Award. It’s about f**king time as far as I’m concerned. Gonna be playing their awards show February 14th. As you were, you f**kers!”

Mike Williams, editor-in-chief of NME, added: “Every once in a while you’re faced with a decision that you might call a total no-brainer. Giving Liam Gallagher the Godlike Genius Award 2018 falls into that category. Through his history, the tunes, the swagger and the sense of humour, Liam is one of the most iconic rock stars of all time. He’s a frontman who knows the job description – look cool, belt it out, be totally Godlike – and I can’t wait to see him take his rightful place on the throne in Brixton in February.”

Watch Liam’s hilarious take on joining the Godlike Genius Hall of Fame below:

Previous winners include The Clash, Paul Weller, The Cure, Noel Gallagher, Manic Street Preachers, New Order & Joy Division, Dave Grohl, Johnny Marr, U2, Ian Brown, Suede, Coldplay, Blondie and last year’s ceremony saw Pet Shop Boys collect the trophy.

Liam will be collecting his trophy at the VO5 NME Awards 2018 on 14th February at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.

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