Paul Weller Named God Like Genius At NME Awards

February 9, 2010 by  

NME have today announced the Modfather, Paul Weller, is to receive the Godlike Genius accolade at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 and will perform at this year’s ceremony on 24th February.

The former Jam and The Style Council front-man said on hearing of the award “I’m very happy to accept the award, I don’t feel Godlike or a genius but I’m happy to have it. It’s nice to be recognised, you get your rewards in other ways too like playing live and seeing people’s reaction, but it’s nice to be recognised. I’m very flattered. I shall find a special place for it. A little altar to myself with garlands of flowers around it!”

NME Editor, Krissi Murison also explained her reasoning behind the choice: “Paul was first on the cover of NME with The Jam in 1977 and then again when he reinvented himself with The Style Council. Three decades on he remains just as influential as a solo artist – and it’s this connection with the current music scene which makes him all the more Godlike”

The NME awards are due to take place late this month on the 24th at the 02 arena.