My Chemical Romance win Best Live Band at NME Awards USA

Gerard Way's men rewarded at Los Angeles ceremony

My Chemical Romance have been named Best Indie/Alternative Live Band at the NME Awards USA in Los Angeles tonight (April 23).

The New Jersey group were not at the El Rey Theatre to pick up their prize, voted by NME.COM‘s US users, but presenters Alice Cooper and Danny Saber accepted the award for the band.

The other nominees were:

Foo Fighters

Kings Of Leon

The Killers

Queens Of The Stone Age

With the British NME Awards already a key event on the global music scene, this year marks the launch of the NME Awards in north America.

For more on the NME Awards USA, including the 2008 winners list, go to NME.COM/awardsusa.

Meanwhile, to watch a live stream from the ceremony head to NME’s Myspace page at