Music News: Johnny Marr steals the show at the NME Awards

Johnny Marr was crowned as Godlike Genius at the 2013 NME Awards, and performed a set which featured new material alongside Smiths classics

Johnny Marr was crowned as Godlike Genius at the 2013 NME Awards, and performed a set which featured new material alongside Smiths classics

Godlike Genius Johnny Marr took the centre stage at this year’s NME Awards as he performed a six-song set which featured Ronnie Wood and Justin Young of The Vaccines.
Kicking off with his new single ‘Upstarts’, the man who masterminded the rise of The Smiths in the 1980s was crowned with the ultimate title by the music magazine.
His headline performance also featured ‘Sun and Moon’ from the album ‘The Messenger’ which was released on Monday (25th February), alongside Smiths classics ‘How Soon Is Now?’ and ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’.
Ronnie Wood, who collected the award for ‘Best Live Band’ on behalf of The Rolling Stones, joined Marr on stage for ‘How Soon Is Now?’, while Justin Young collaborated with the Godlike Genius for a cover of ‘I Fought The Law’ by The Clash.
Earlier in the evening Paul Weller and Miles Kane performed their new track ‘You’re Gonna Get It’, while Foals showcased ‘Inhaler’ which won the award for ‘Best Track’.
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