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Band will be presented with Godlike Genius by Minogue at tonight's NME Awards with Austin, Texas

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Coldplay once tried to make a song featuring David Bowie and Kylie Minogue.

The band spoke to NME before tonight’s NME Awards with Austin, Texas and spoke about Minogue, who will present them with their Godlike Genius award at the ceremony.

Speaking about presenter and pop star Minogue, guitarist Jonny Buckland, admitted a long standing love for her and revealed a failed collaboration.

“We love Kylie and have done ever since Neighbours in 1985,” he said. “We covered her once at Glastonbury when she couldn’t come and once tried to make a song with her in the studio and David Bowie, which didn’t come off so well.”

Buckland was talking about the same song Coldplay presented to Bowie but had rejected by the late singer. Chris Martin revealed that prior to his death they had hoped to work with Bowie but that he had told them: “‘It’s not a very good song, is it?”

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The NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas takes place tonight at London’s O2 Academy Brixton (February 17).

The star-studded ceremony kicks off at 8.30pm. Stay with us here at NME.COM/awards to get all the latest news, videos, photos and gossip from the event. Livestream the NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas.

The awards show will see Coldplay receive the Godlike Genius Award and close the ceremony with a live performance. Previous winners of NME’s Godlike Genius Award include Suede, Blondie, The Clash, Paul Weller, The Cure, Manic Street Preachers, New Order & Joy Division, Dave Grohl, Noel Gallagher and Johnny Marr.

Yoko Ono will pick up the NME Inspiration Award a day prior to her 83rd birthday.

In addition to Coldplay, Foals, Bring Me The Horizon will perform live, as will The Maccabees and Rat Boy. Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens returns to host the show for the third year in a row.

Voting for the NME Awards with Austin, Texas is now closed. Following thousands of votes from NME readers, The Libertines and Wolf Alice have six nominations in total, including nods in the categories of ‘Best British Band, ‘Best Live Band’ and ‘Best Track’.