Kasabian Pay Tribute To Davy Jones At NME Awards

Kasabian honour the recently deceased Monkees legend.

Paul Tamburroby Paul Tamburro

Kasabian honoured Davy Jones at the NME awards last night (February 29) by starting a sing-along to The Monkees' theme tune upon accepting the award for Best British Band.

Frontman Tom Meighan stated in his acceptance speech: "Thank you, thank you, thank you. Listen before I go any further we lost a legend tonight. Davy Jones from The Monkees died tonight – 66. This is for Davy Jones." He then burst into song, rallying those in attendance and the bands guitarist Serge Pizzorno into joining in with him. Amateur footage of the moment can be viewed below.

Elsewhere in the awards show Florence and the Machine and The Horrors were the big winners, with Florence taking home two trophies for Best Solo Artist (I take it we're ignoring 'and the Machine', then) and Best Track for 'Shake It Out'. The Horrors picked up the trophy for their fantastic album 'Skying'. Florence and The Horrors later duetted on Horrors' track 'Still Life'.

The Vaccines picked up Best New Band while Hurts picked up Best Video, dedicating the award to the people of Romania, Noel Gallagher and Carl Barat (as you do).

Arctic Monkeys won Best Live Band while Glastonbury won Best Festival, with Michael Eavis stating in his acceptance speech that Glasto would return with a strong line-up in 2013. Azaelia Banks accepted the Radar award, given to the best upcoming artist.

Pulp accepted the Outstanding Contribution To Music Award while Noel Gallagher took home the Godlike Genius award, saying in his acceptance speech: “To all the bands who have been influenced by me – you are welcome.”

Johnny Marr picked up the award for Best Reissue on behalf of The Smiths, dedicating the award to his other bandmates. He would later go on to say in an interview that he would reform The Smiths, but only "if the government stepped down".

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