The Clash to be given honorary Silver Clef award for contribution to UK music

The band will join previous winners David Bowie, Paul McCartney and Oasis in receiving the title

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: The Clash

The Clash are set to pick up The Silver Clef Award (for outstanding contribution to UK music) next week at the 38th edition of the annual ceremony.

The award, which is the main prize of the entire event, has previously been won by legendary British musicians including Queen, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd, as well as some more unlikely choices such as M People and Dido.

Speaking about this year's choice of recipients, David Munns, chairman of music therapy charity Nordoff-Robbins who receive funds raised by the event, stated: "The Clash's music has just as much influence today as it did when they first came onto the music scene in 1976. It is no wonder London Calling has been described as one of the most influential rock albums of all time." He then continued on to say: "Having been enormously influential in the UK music scene for over 35 years, I can think of no band more deserving of this award than The Clash."


Clash member Mick Jones, meanwhile, added that: "Nordoff Robbins do great work and it feels special to be recognised at the O2 Silver Clef Awards."

The Clash, who rose to prominence in the mid-70s with hits including 'Should I Stay Or Should I Go', 'London Calling' and '(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais' split in 1986. Singer Joe Strummer passed away in 2002.

Alongside the iconic punk band, a plethora of other musicians are also set to be honoured at the forthcoming event. Vampire Weekend are due to receive the Raymond Veil International award following the release of this year's LP 'Modern Vampires of the City', whilst Coldplay will take home the Royal Albert Hall Best British Act Award and Kinks founder Ray Davies will collect the Hard Rock Cafe Ambassador of Rock title.

Other winners on the night will include Jessie Ware (MusicQubed Best Newcomer), Labrinth (American Express Innovation Award) and The Bee Gees' Barry Gibb, who will accept the Sony Mobile Lifetime Achievement Award.

The ceremony will take place at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane next Friday (June 28)


Read More On This Artist

Video: Courtney Love in conversation with Mick Jones and Bobby Gillespie at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2010

More News
Morrissey criticises 'abysmal' Italian venues as European tour continues
Liam Gallagher says Beady Eye are 'no longer'
McBusted confirm Blink-182, Weezer members appear on their debut album
Kate Bush's former London home up for sale priced at £3m
Deadmau5 criticises Paris Hilton following reports she earns £400,000 a night as a DJ
The Rolling Stones announce 'L.A. Forum Live in 1975' DVD details
Foo Fighters perform new song 'The Feast and The Famine' at epic three hour Washington gig
Pink Floyd take fans inside recording studio during latest 'Endless River' preview clip...
Shakira partners with Fisher-Price for line of baby toys
Depeche Mode share live version of 'Enjoy The Silence' from Anton Corbijn concert film...
Tinchy Stryder and Chuckle Brothers share video for collaborative track 'To Me, To You'...
CMJ festival issues statement concerning Ebola scare
She And Him share cover of Dusty Springfield's 'Stay Awhile'
One Direction fan-fiction writer signs six-figure book deal
Klaxons hint at split: forthcoming UK tour will be their last
Panda Bear announces new album 'Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper' – hear first song now
Muse working with AC/DC producer on new studio album
Gerard Way covers Sleater-Kinney's 'I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone' – watch
Iggy Azalea teams with MØ for new single 'Beg For It' - listen
Thurston Moore criticises Twitter users who 'exist on scandal'
Brian Eno to reissue four albums with unreleased music
Lady Gaga helps gay friend propose to his boyfriend during Manchester gig

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM