Liam Gallagher will receive the Godlike Genius award at the 2018 NME Awards.The ‘Wall of Glass’ hitmaker will follow in the footsteps of the likes of Manic Street Preachers, Coldplay, Paul Weller, Dave Grohl, his own brother Noel Gallagher – who was given the honour in 2012 – and last year’s winners Pet Shop Boys in picking up the prestigious accolade at the annual ceremony at the O2 Academy in Brixton, south London, on February 14, and the former Oasis frontman thinks the prize has been a long time coming.
He said: ”I wanna thank the NME for their Godlike Genius award. It’s about f**king time as far as I’m concerned.”
Liam Gallagher will receive the Godlike Genius Award at the NME Awards on February 14th pic.twitter.com/cWpC3xP5vs
— Oasis Mania (@OasisMania) November 30, 2017
And NME bosses admit it was a ”no brainer” to pass the award on to Liam this year.
Editor in Chief Mike Williams says: ”Every once in a while you’re faced with a decision that you might call a total no-brainer. Giving Liam Gallagher the 2018 Godlike Genius award falls into that category.
”Through his history, the tunes, the swagger and the sense of humour, Liam is one of the most iconic rock stars of all time. He’s a frontman who knows the job description – look cool, belt it out, be totally Godlike – and I can’t wait to see him take his rightful place on the throne in Brixton in February”
As well as picking up his award at the VO5 NME Awards, Liam will also perform a number of his songs on the night.
Voting is currently open for the other categories at the awards, and fans can buy tickets for the event from Friday (01.12.17).