Former drummer of Nirvana and currently Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will be proclaimed “divine genius” at the awards ceremony of English music magazine New Musical Express (NME). This was reported on the official website of the magazine.
NME Awards ceremony held in London at the O2 Academy Brixton in London on February 23. Foo Fighters will also play a set on the evening.
In an interview with NME, 41 Grohl told NME: “I don’t think I’m godlike or a genius. It’s flattering. It’s a nice thing to be acknowledged for doing something you love to do, but in truth I don’t consider it a body of work because I don’t consider it work.”
Giving his reaction to the award, given to recognise his stellar career in music so far,
The Shockwaves NME Awards take place on February 23, after the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour, featuring Crystal Castles, Magnetic Man, Everything Everything and The Vaccines, takes place across the country.
NME Awards were first awarded in 1953, a year after the start of publication of the magazine NME. Earlier, the winner of Godlike Genius Award became The Cure, The Clash, Paul Weller, the band The Jam, New Order, U2, Massive Attack.
Dave Grohl began his music career in the popular group in Washington, Scream, but he became widely known for being the drummer of Nirvana. In 1995, Grohl started the band Foo Fighters
Dave Grohl is to be crowned Godlike Genius at next month’s Shockwaves NME Awards ceremony in London.
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