Who should be NME’s Godlike Genius in 2015 following Blondie’s win this year? Well, you’ve been voting in your thousands over the last week and the results are finally here. From 20 – 1, here’s the countdown, starting with Liam Gallagher. His brother Noel won the award in 2012.
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Siouxsie Sioux broke out of her five-year hiatus last summer when she played at Yoko Ono’s Meltdown festival. She’s fourth favourite to be the next NME Godlike Genius. Since the mid-70s she’s been an extraordinarily influential rock singer from her work with The Banshees and The Creatures to solo projects.
And the winner is… Morrissey! The former Smiths frontman and successful solo artist received the highest amount of NME reader votes. Morrissey released his autobiography in October and is set to release a new album this year. Tom Jones and Cliff Richard will support him on tour in the US.