Muse’s Shockwaves NME Award to be mother’s day gift

Matt Bellamy's mum to get Best Live Band Award

Muse’s Matt Bellamy is to turn his Shockwaves NME Award into an unlikely wedding present.

The band picked up the award for Best Live Act at last night’s (February 28) ceremony in London, and the singer said he was planning to give their trophy to his mother ahead of March 1.

“I’ve got a couple of NMEs on my mantlepiece. This one I’m going to have to give to my mum to see if it will go on her mantelpiece and offend the neighbours,” Bellamy told NME.COM. “There should be at least one offensive statue on everyone’s mantlepiece.”

Drummer Dominic Howard, meanwhile, thanked the fans and expressed the band’s delight at winning in the live category.

“It feels amazing to win an NME award, it looks cool and it’s a good solid bronze piece,” he said. “It feels good to get Best Live Band again.

“We like playing live, we like putting every once of energy and soul into it and it’s good to be recognised. Anything that’s voted for by fans means the most, clearly.”

Watch NME.COM‘s exclusive video interview with Muse online now.

For all the awards coverage head to NME.COM/awards now. We have exclusive picture galleries, live webcams, minute-by-minute blogs straight from the ceremony and Big Gig and video interviews with the biggest names at the ceremony.

That’s just the beginning – the highlights of ceremony are being show tonight (February 29) on Channel 4 from 11.50pm (GMT).

Meanwhile, next week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands from March 5 – will contain the ultimate coverage, interviews and photos from the 2008 Shockwaves NME Awards.