Russell Kane to host NME Awards 2013

The ceremony takes place on February 27 at East London's Troxy

Russell Kane to host NME Awards 2013

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Russell Kane is set to host the NME Awards 2013.

The annual awards ceremony will take place on February 27 at Troxy in East London. Comedian Kane, who won the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2011, has said of hosting the bash:

When I heard I was hosting these legendary awards I wanted to smash up my guitar in excitement. I don't have one. So I broke into my neighbours house and smashed theirs. Arrested. Worth it. The NME Awards are effing great!


Previous hosts of the NME Awards include Russell Brand, Jarvis Cocker, Zane Lowe, Lauren Laverne, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Last year's Awards were hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall.

The Awards will honour new bands, cult heroes and rock legends across 22 different categories voted for by music fans.

The Rolling Stones lead this year's nods with nominations in four categories ('Best Live Band,' 'Best Book', 'Music Moment of The Year', 'Best Music Film') while two never before nominated acts, Tame Impala and Haim, have also bagged four nominations.

Speaking to NME, Mick Jagger said: "It's very nice to be nominated. When I first heard it was four things, I thought, 'Ooh, blimey! That's very nice!'".

MIA is also up for four awards ('Best Track', 'Best Music Video', 'Best Dancefloor Anthem', 'Best Twitter') despite only releasing one single since the last NME Awards.

Other bands nominated for awards include Arctic Monkeys, David Bowie, The Maccabees, Biffy Clyro, Kasabian, Blur, Foals, Jake Bugg and Alt J.

Harry Styles and David Cameron will fight it out for the undesirable 'Villain Of The Year' award alongside Psy, Skrillex, Fred Macpherson and Azealia Banks, while David Bowie, Bradley Wiggins, Pussy Riot, Barack Obama, Frank Ocean and Dave Grohl are all up for 'Hero Of The Year'.

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