Liam Gallagher presented the Olympic Gold Medal winner and famous mod Bradley Wiggins with the Lifetime Achievement gong at the GQ Men of the Year Awards last night (September 4).
The awards were given out at a ceremony in London. Singer Lana Del Rey scooped the Woman Of The Year prize and Robbie Williams was named Icon of the Year.
When asked by ITN what makes a great man, Gallagher responded: “Obviously someone who, like, y’know, gives his missus a foot massage every minute of the day and takes the dogs for walks and puts the dishwasher on and, like, y’know wins gold medals at riding a bike really fast.”
The Who‘s Roger Daltrey recently invited Bradley Wiggins to join the band onstage. Wiggins has become well known for his love of music, and included The Who in a playlist of his favourite tracks he recently compiled for NME.
Speaking to Shortlist magazine, Daltrey paid tribute to the cyclist – who also became the first Briton to win the Tour de France earlier this year – and said it was an “honour” to know that The Who’s music had been an inspiration to him during training.
He said: “What an honour to know he was listening to us while training. I think we’ll have to get him onstage. He’s an honorary guest at any show he wants. He’s got a backstage pass for life.”
In addition to The Who’s cover of ‘Heatwave’, Wiggins also chose indie classics including The Smiths’ ‘The Headmaster Ritual’ and The Jam’s ‘In The City’ for his NME playlist. You can read the list in full on NME/com/blog.