Royal Blood present Jimmy Page with Rock’N’Roll Soul Award at NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas

Read the legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist's full acceptance speech on NME.COM

Jimmy Page has been awarded the Rock’N’Roll Soul Award at the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas.

The Led Zeppelin guitarist was given the special award at London’s O2 Academy Brixton by Royal Blood, who won Best New Band supported by Replay earlier in the evening and also performed. The duo said they were “honoured” to be handing out the prize. Read the legendary guitar player’s acceptance speech below.

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“Well, well, well… Thank you to Royal Blood. They said it’s an honour to be giving this award but it’s an honour for me. I trust so much in Royal Blood. Thanks so much for this award, NME. It’s a real honour to get it, [but] as far as whatever I’ve managed to do in music, I’ve learned from records and my heroes. I’m only just passing on the baton. I got the music and passed it on. There it is, for everyone.”

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Stay with us here at NME.COM/awards to get all the latest news, videos, photos and gossip from the ceremony, which will also see Suede receive the Godlike Genius Award and close the ceremony with a live performance.

The line-up for the NME Awards Tour 2015 with Austin, Texas includes Palma Violets, Fat White Family, The Amazing Snakeheads and Slaves. The tour begins tomorrow (February 19) and tickets are available now.
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