US NME Awards: two days to go

The preparations are in full swing for Wednesday's (Apr 23) ceremony

The final countdown to the US NME Awards is well underway – with just two days to go until this year’s ceremony.

The first ever NME Awards to be held in America, takes place on Wednesday (April 23) at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, and NME.COM will be bringing you unrivalled coverage from the event.

Following the tradition set by the original UK awards – which has seen everyone from The Beatles to Arctic Monkeys attending the ceremonies over the years – this week’s event will see the original line-up of Jane’s Addiction reforming especially to play at the ceremony before picking up the Godlike Genius Award.

Meanwhile the votes of NME.COM‘s US users are currently being counted-up, and a host of talent from across the globe is expected at the El Rey on Wednesday evening to find out who has won.

In addition, the awards will also pay tribute to The Clash’s legendary guitarist Mick Jones, who will be in Los Angeles to pick up the Inspiration Award, while the likes of Does It Offend You, Yeah? are among the talent playing live on the night.

You can follow all the US NME Awards action here, plus watch an exclusive live stream of the ceremony on Myspace.

For more on the US NME Awards go to NME.COM/awardsusa, while to access the live stream from Wednesday night head to NME’s Myspace page at