Shockwaves NME Awards 2008: Muse win Best Live Band

Matt Bellamy and co voted the best live act around

Muse have won the Best Live Band award supported by Carling at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2008.

The trio accepted their award from Kelly Osbourne.

They said: “Thanks to the Carling drinkers who sponsored the award. And thanks to anyone who came to Wembley (Stadium, where the band played two shows in June 2007). It was the best night of our lives.”

The other nominees for the Best Live Band award were The Cribs, Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs and My Chemical Romance.

For all the awards coverage head to NME.COM/awards now. We have exclusive picture galleries, live webcams, minute-by-minute blogs straight from the ceremony and Big Gig and video interviews with the biggest names at the ceremony.

That’s just the beginning – the ceremony is being broadcast on E4 at 11pm (GMT) tonight (February 28), with highlights following tomorrow (29) on Channel 4 from 11.50pm.

Meanwhile, next week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands from March 5 – will contain the ultimate coverage, interviews and photos from the 2008 Shockwaves NME Awards.