Wed 23rd Feb
Shockwaves NME Awards 2011
@ O2 Academy Brixton, London
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Shockwaves NME Awards 2011: Foo Fighters + My Chemical Romance + PJ Harvey + Angelos Epithemiou
The best new bands, returning icons and the most influential legends gather to celebrate the most credible music awards in the world.
Foo Fighters frontman and US rock legend Dave Grohl will be picking up the NME Godlike Genius Award in person – and performing with Foo Fighters – at the exclusive 2011 ceremony.
Current Shooting Stars score-keeper and resident mobile catering expert, Angelos Epithemiou, takes on the prestigious role as host for this year's awards.
See www.nme.com/awards for further information and ticket details.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
This event takes place at O2 Academy Brixton, which has achieved Silver Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
With several hits under their collective belts, the grunge rockers known as the Foo Fighters have been long established in the world of rock. Their career has seen them go from being 'the band with the guy who used to be in Nirvana' to being one of the first names on the tongue of anyone making a list of the most prolific and influential bands in rock music today, with a score of memorable songs and legendary performances to their name.
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The New Jersey pop-punk band quickly rose to fame in the early '00s after supporting the likes of Green Day, Alkaline Trio, Avenged Sevenfold and The Used on tour. Their brand of 'violent, dangerous pop', with an image to match and plenty of media hype, won them a fanatical fan following on both sides of the pond. MCR released four studio albums over the course of their career, debuting in 2002 with 'I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love'. Their second album, 'Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge', followed in 2004, and 'The Black Parade' was released in 2006. Their fourth, and final studio album 'Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys', was released in 2010. The band decided to split in March 2013, posting a statement on their official website.
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Polly Jean Harvey first hit the music scene in the early 90s with her 'Dry' album. An original style, described as caustic, seductive, savage and ironic, propelled her into stardom and continues to do so, but she has remained unique and uncorrupted by commercial temptation. Her immense critical acclaim has seen her twice become a winner of the Mercury Music Prize, in 2001 for 'Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea' then again in 2011 for 'Let England Shake'. She has also received a total of six Grammy nominations, eight Brit Award nominations and in 2011 was awarded for Outstanding Contribution To Music at the NME awards.
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