Nirvana’s ‘Unplugged In New York’ is nominated in the Best Music DVD category. Recorded in November 1993, the show was aired on MTV in December that year and is notable for the fact that the band shunned playing much of their own material in favour of covers of David Bowie, Leadbelly, The Vaselines and 1980s alt.rockers The Meat Puppets.
My Chemical Romance are up for Best International Band, Best Live Band and Best Video (for ‘Teenagers’). Frontman Gerard Way, also nominated in the Best Dressed category, has revealed that the band have killed off their alter egos The Black Parade and will be back to being themselves for the next record. Pic: Dean Chalkley
Babyshambles are up for Best British Band, Best Album, Best Music DVD and both Best and Worst Dressed thanks to Pete Doherty’s highly imitable dress sense. Their last brush with the awards was ill-fated as bassist Drew and drummer Adam were forced to play a set on their own when the rest of the band failed to turn up. Pic: Guy Eppel
Noel Fielding is nominated in the awards for Best Dressed alongside Alex Turner, Gerard Way, Kate Nash and Pete Doherty. The ‘Mighty Boosh’ star is also nominated for Sexiest Male and up against Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist, Nicky Wire, Julian Barrett and Patrick Wolf. Winners are announced on February 28. Pic: Andy Fallon
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The Shockwaves NME Awards 2008 nominations are announced today! Led Zeppelin are nominated for Best Music DVD for ‘The Song Remains The Same’. Also nominated in this category are Babyshambles, Nirvana, Amy Winehouse and Oasis. Head to NME.COM/AWARDS to vote. Pic: PA Photos