Noel Gallagher is set to be honoured with the Godlike Genius award at this year’s NME Awards.
BBC Radio 1′s Zane Lowe announced the news on his radio show this morning that the former Oasis guitarist and songwriter will be presented with the accolade at the ceremony on February 29 at at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.
Talking about his win, the Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds frontman said, “I would like to thank NME for bestowing upon me such a great accolade. I have dreamt of this moment since I was 43 years old. I accept that I am now a genius, just like God.”
Previous recipients of the award include Dave Grohl, The Clash, The Cure, Manic Street Preachers and New Order.
NME editor Krissi Murison said, “For the best part of two decades, the voice of one man has dominated the pages of NME more than any other. That man is Noel Gallagher. Opinionated, intelligent, passionate and always hilarious – Noel walks and talks it better than any other musician out there, and it’s just one of the reasons why the British public loves him so dearly.”
She continued, “That he keeps pushing boundaries as a solo artist proves that there’s a long way to go in the story of one of the most talented musicians Britain has ever produced.”