John Lydon wins Best Book honour at Shockwaves NME Awards

Sex Pistol beats Carl Barat and Keith Richards to gong

John Lydon has won the Best Book honour at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011.

The Sex Pistols frontman bagged the prize for his photo book, Mr Rotten’s Scrapbook. He attended the awards ceremony tonight (February 23) at London‘s O2 Academy Brixton.

The other nominated books were Carl Barat‘s Threepenny Memoir, Jay-Z‘s Decoded, Keith RichardsLife and Russell Brand‘s My Booky Wook 2.

NME.COM is coming live from the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 ceremony at London‘s O2 Academy Brixton tonight. Keep checking NME.COM/awards for news, photo galleries, blogs, video interviews and more.

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Get next week’s issue of NME for the ultimate report on the evening’s events. It’s on UK newsstands or available digitally from next Wednesday (March 2).

Watch the ceremony on Channel 4 on Saturday night (26) at 11.20pm (GMT). Earlier in the day, at 11.25am on the same channel, T4 will broadcast their coverage of the ceremony.

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The NME Awards Big Gig takes place on Friday (25). Godlike Genius Dave Grohl‘s band Foo Fighters headline, with Cee Lo Green, Band Of Horses and No Age also on the bill.