Paul Weller turned down a CBE in the New Year Honours list.
The former Jam man was offered a chance to become Commander of the British Empire during the 2006 birthday honours but rejected the offer.
In a statement a spokeswoman for Weller said: “Paul was surprised and flattered, but it wasn’t really for him.”
In 2000 David Bowie turned down a chance to become a CBE.
John Lennon returned his MBE in 1969 in protest at “the Nigeria- Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam and against ’Cold Turkey’ slipping down the charts”.