Never ones to miss a party, Klaxons’ Jamie Reynolds and Steffan Halperin rock up to the NME Awards USA. Check out Jamie’s blue chrome nail varnish! To watch a live stream from the ceremony head to NMEâ
Har Mar Superstar joins Reading’s noise terrorists Does It Offend You, Yeah? onstage. The band played ‘We Are Rockstars’ to a packed out crowd. Does It Offend You’s US tour kicks off tomorrow (April 25) with a show at the Coachella festival in the desert outside California.
Tables and chairs are set up at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre ahead of last night’s NME Awards. For more on the NME Awards USA, including the 2008 winners list, the live blog and video from the night, go to NME.COM/AwardsUSA.
The guest list at the inaugural NME Awards USA in California was bigger than the Governator Arnie’s biceps; and the setting in LA’s El Rey Theatre was suitably plush. Check out the rest of this gallery for all the best pics from the night.
Wednesday April 23 – St George’s Day – saw the Brits invade America as the first ever NME Awards USA descended on Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre. Keep clicking for all the winners, losers, performances and guests including Mick Jones, Klaxons, Agyness Deyn, MGMT, Albert Hammond Jr, Har Mar Superstar, Mark Ronson, Kelly Osbourne, Sienna Miller and loads, loads more.
Kelly Osbourne was on her best behaviour at last night’s NME Awards USA. She ran into trouble with the security at London’s NME Awards in February for darting in and out of the venue with pal Kimberly Stewart.
A hooded Kelly Osbourne walks the red carpet before the NME Awards. She later told host Jim Jeffries he had a “male camel toe” problem with his trousers. Jeffries retorted, “Kelly Osbourne, who no doubt would be famous even if she didn’t have a famous father. She’s THAT good.” Ouch.
Burberry and Armani model Agyness Deyn works the cameras outside the NME Awards USA in Los Angeles. She’s currently dating Josh Hubbard of UK punk-rockers The Paddingtons. Later Deyn presented an award with Klaxons and Mark Ronson.
Agyness Deyn on the red carpet in LA last night. The model was declared Model Of The Year at the British Fashion Awards last year.
Sienna Miller – who recently just missed out on a Bafta (the Rising Star Award) – arrives at the awards. Later in the evening Miller told the audience how much she loved The Clash legend Mick Jones as he was presented with a musical Inspiration Award.
Fredrik Saroea – aka one half of Datarock and part-time Club NME DJ – arrives in his trademark red tracksuit at the El Rey Theatre.
Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz arrives at the awards. The band’s bassist and lyricist recently announced his engagement to Ashlee Simpson, but denied rumours she is pregnant.
Does It Offend You, Yeah? at their sound check. The band rocked the El Rey Theatre with a song about MySpace (‘We Are Rockstars’) for the ceremony, which was streamed live at MySpace.com/NMEmagazine.
Crowds gather outside the El Rey Theatre ahead of last night’s NME Awards USA. The theatre is an art deco venue dating back to 1936.
Does It Offend You, Yeah? at the El Rey Theatre for the NME Awards USA. The band are back in the venue on May 1, supporting Yo Majesty as part of their US tour.
The Clash legend Mick Jones picked up the Inspiration Award from Sienna Miller at last night’s awards before taking to the stage to play ‘Why Do Men Fight?’ and ‘The News’ with Carbon/Silicon.
More rock star royalty at the NME Awards USA: Rod Stewart’s daughter Kimberly grabs a seat.
Albert Hammond Jr, Mark Ronson, Klaxons’ Steffan Halperin and Jamie Reynolds and Har Mar Superstar, sporting about 65 laminates, party at the El Rey Theatre.
Evan Dando of The Lemonheads played ‘My Drug Buddy’ and ‘It’s A Shame About Ray’ on the acoustic guitar during the NME Awards USA. He also won the Classic Album award for 1992 album ‘It’s A Shame About Ray’, which features those two songs.
The Killers’ Dave Keuning, Brandon Flowers (no moustache!) and Ronnie Vannucci Jr, who kept the crowd entertained with his banter during their acceptance speech for Best Track for ‘Tranquilize’. He also made everyone in the room stand up for his wife.
Perry Farrell and his wife Etty Lau arrive at the awards. They met when she was hired as a dancer for Jane’s Addiction’s 1997 Relapse tour.
Pete Wentz presented the award for Best International Track to Klaxons for ‘Golden Skans’, the NME writers’ Track Of The Year 2007.
Mark Ronson at the NME Awards USA. The esteemed producer has recently turned his attentions towards trying to make Adele listenable.
Klaxons’ Jamie Reynolds and Steffan Halperin hang out with Albert Hammond Jr and Mark Ronson before the ceremony. The band won Best International New Band.
Alice Cooper before the NME Awards USA. The veteran rocker presented Best International Live Act to Arcade Fire, and is heading out on tour later this year. He reaches the UK on July 23.
Mark Ronson and Perry Farrell at the awards. “I’m psyched that they (NME, of course) chose Los Angeles to do their first US awards,” Farrell admitted. “One of the first parties they threw had The Beatles, The Stones and The Who. I’m happy they’re planting the flag here and we’re proud to be a part of it.”
The Killers pick up the award for Best Track for ‘Tranquilize’ from Danny Masterson. They were also presented the award for Band Of The Year by MySpace Tom, although the speech was delayed as Jamie Reynolds and Mark Ronson invaded the stage. Ronson fell off stage behind the curtain.
Alice Cooper hits the stage to present the Best International Live Act award, voted for by US fans. Arcade Fire won, beating off competition from Arctic Monkeys, The Cribs, Kaiser Chiefs and Muse – this year’s Best Live Band at the UK NME Awards, voted by a British audience.
Last night’s NME Awards USA host, the Australian comic Jim Jeffries who, according to Kelly Osbourne, was sporting “male camel toe” during the ceremony.
Klaxons and Mark Ronson invaded the stage at the NME Awards USA last night (April 23) and accosted a bemused Tom ‘MySpace’ Anderson as he was presenting the Band Of The Year gong to The Killers. Ronson barely made it to the podium before falling backwards through the red velvet curtain. As the show continued, the Amy Winehouse producer’s prostrate feet were all that could be seen of him, poking onto the stage.
As seen on MySpace TV: after Mark Ronson tumbled backwards through the stage’s curtain, a concerned Tom Anderson (founder of MySpace) was forced to check if he was alright. Ronson remained conspicuously absent afterwards, re-emerging into the crowd for the Godlike Geniuses performance. He later sheepishly told NME.COM: “I choreographed that fall… But it’s going to end up in The Sun tomorrow isn’t it?”
Morgan Yeah of Does It Offend You, Yeah? on stage in skeleton outfit during the band’s live performance in L.A.
Dave Navarro, Perry Farrell and Eric Avery of Jane’s Addiction reform at the NME Awards. Avery even used the original Brahms bass that he started his Jane’s career with.
French DJ duo Justice won the Best Video award in a category supported by ‘webtertainment’ site Heavy.com. ‘Hostel’ director Eli Roth presented the Gallic disc-spinners with their prize.
Band The Like arrive at the awards. Later in the evening the trio danced as Jane’s Addiction powered through some of their greatest songs.
Gossip blog king Perez Hilton. The web pundit declared himself a fan of NME’s naked Beth Ditto cover but questioned the magazine’s admiration of Pete Doherty.
MGMT collected the award for Best Breakthrough Track for ‘Time To Pretend’ from Kelly Osbourne. The band’s album ‘Oracular Spectacular’ has dazzled music fans in 2008. Kelly preceded the awarding with a near-violent on stage spat with comedian host Jeffries.
Datarock arrive on the El Rey Theatre’s red carpet in their distinctive uniform of red tracksuits and black shades.
The Lemonheads’ Evan Dando collects the award for Classic Album for ‘It’s A Shame About Ray’.
Host Jim Jeffries and Har Mar Superstar prepare to present Best Solo Artist to The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr. Har Mar admitted feeling ‘awkward’ after host Jim Jeffries’ jokes about the two of them being ‘ugly men’.
Arcade Fire won best Best International Live Act at the NME Awards USA in Los Angeles. Voted by NME.COMâ
Mick Jones’ evening saw him play live with band Carbon/Silicon as well as picking up the Inspiration Award from British actress Sienna Miller. The legendary Clash musician regaled the audience with an ‘inspiring’ tale about a dog that adopted kittens that Jones had seen on the news earlier that day.
Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction performed live at the theatre as the crowd of musicians and music industry surged forwards. “I’ll show you what LA’s all about you motherfuckers!” frontman Perry Farrell declared, brandishing a bottle of wine from the stage which he used to fill the glasses of those at the front.