The veteran rockers are set to be presented with the prestigious award at the Grammy awards later this month...

THE WHO are to be presented with a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at the GRAMMY awards later this month.

The group will be one of the few British acts to receive the honour, which has previously been awarded to The Beach Boys, Bob Marley and Tony Bennett.

The awards take place at Los Angeles Staples Center on February 21 and will feature performances from U2, Christina Aguilera, Destiny’s Child, Madonna, *N Sync and Dolly Parton.

Presenters of gongs include Andy Garcia, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry from Aerosmith and Toni Braxton.