The NME Awards has dreamed up another one-off trophy in order to get a rock legend to its London ceremony on Wednesday night (February 18th).
Last year, Sir Paul McCartney was presented with the Songwriter’s Songwriter gong, and now Led Zeppelin hero Jimmy Page has been invited along to receive the not-at-all contrived Rock’N’Roll Soul Award.
“This special, one-off award has been created to reflect one of the most important and iconic figures to have ever picked up an instrument,” NME editor Mike Williams says. “There is nobody in popular culture quite like Jimmy Page, and we are honoured to be giving him the Rock’N’Roll Soul Award at this year’s ceremony.”
Suede have already been confirmed as the recipients of the Goldlike Genius Award for 2015, while Kasabian and Royal Blood lock horns in the major categories of Best Album, Best Track, Best Live Band and Best British Band.