Former Smiths guitarist speaks from the red carpet at this year's Ivor Novello Awards

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Johhny Marr has said he is looking forward to seeing Metallica headline Glastonbury as he thinks it will be “funny”. See above to watch now.

Speaking to NME from the red carpet at this year’s Ivor Novello Awards in London earlier today (May 22), Marr is one of a number of musicians to discuss the controversial booking, with Everything Everything confident the band will triumph. Johnny Marr says he thinks the set will be the musical moment of the summer.

Elsewhere on the red carpet NME spoke to Nile Rodgers, Palma Violets, Carl Barât and more about the art of songwriting and what they predict will be the music event of the year.