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The Rolling Stones and Haim lead NME Award nominees (2013)

Story by Jack Foley

ROCK legends The Rolling Stones lead this years’ NME Awards nominations with four nominations.

The veterans are up for Best Live Band, Best Book, Music Moment of The Year and Best Music Film (for Crossfire Hurricane) in what is their 50th anniversary year.

The Stones weren’t alone in receiving four nominations, however, as two never before nominated acts – Tame Impala and Haim – have also landed four spots apiece on the various shortlists.

Tame Impala are in the running for best album (Lonerism), best international band, best track (Elephant) and best music video (Feels Like We Only Go Backwards).

While Haim are shortlisted for best music video (Don’t Save Me), best new band, best track (Don’t Save Me) and best Twitter.

MIA is also up for four awards – Best Track, Best Music Video, Best Dancefloor Anthem and Best Twitter – despite only releasing one single since the last NME Awards.

Also up for awards are the likes of Arctic Monkeys, David Bowie, The Maccabees, Biffy Clyro, Kasabian, Blur, Foals, Jake Bugg and Alt J.

Bowie joins Bradley Wiggins, Pussy Riot, Barack Obama, Frank Ocean and Dave Grohl on the ‘Hero Of The Year’ shortlist, while Harry Styles and Prime Minister David Cameron are among those fighting it out for ‘Villain of the Year’.

This year’s awards take place on Wednesday, February 27, at the new venue of London’s Troxy.

The main nominations are:

Best British Band
Arctic Monkeys
The Vaccines
Biffy Clyro
The Maccabees
The Cribs

Best Album
Frank Ocean, Channel Orange
Jake Bugg, Jake Bugg
The Maccabees, Given To The Wild
Alt-J, An Awesome Wave
The Vaccines, Come Of Age
Tame Impala, Lonerism

Best International Band
The Killers
Tame Impala
The Black Keys
Odd Future
Crystal Castles
Foo Fighters

Best Track
Arctic Monkeys, R U Mine?
Haim, Don’t Save Me
MIA, Bad Girls
Foals, Inhaler
Palma Violets, Best Of Friends’
Tame Impala, Elephant

Best TV Show
Breaking Bad
Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy
Fresh Meat
The Thick Of It
Doctor Who

Best Music Film
Searching For Sugar Man
LCD Soundsystem: Shut Up And Play The Hits
Hit So Hard: The Life & Near Death Story of Patty Schemel
The Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane
Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day

Best Re-Issue
Manic Street Preachers, Generation Terrorists
Blur, 21
Prodigy, The Fat Of The Land
Interpol, Turn On The Bright Lights
Smashing Pumpkins, Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
Ian Brown, Collected

Best Solo Artist
Jake Bugg
Noel Gallagher
Florence Welch
Miles Kane
Paul Weller

Best New Band
Palma Violets
Django Django
Alabama Shakes

Best Music Video
Grimes, Oblivion
MIA, Bad Girls
David Bowie, Where Are We Now?
Arctic Monkeys, R U Mine?
Haim, Don’t Save Me
Tame Impala, Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

Best Festival
Reading & Leeds Festivals
T In The Park
Isle Of Wight

Best Live Band
The Maccabees
The Cribs
Biffy Clyro
The Rolling Stones

Best Dancefloor Anthem
Mosca feating Katy B, What You Came For
Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch, Sweet Nothing
Psy, Gangnam Style
MIA, Bad Girls
Kanye West/Jay-Z, In Paris
Solange, Losing You

Best Twitter
Muse (muse)
Fred Macpherson, Spector (fredmacpherson)
Theo Hutchcraft, Hurts (theohurts)
Alana Haim, Haim (babyhaim)
Wiley (EskiDance)
MIA (MIAuniverse)

Best Book
David Byrne, How Music Works
Neil Young, Waging Heavy Peace
Mike Skinner, The Story Of The Streets
Tim Burgess, Telling Stories
The Rolling Stones, 50
Peter Hook, Unknown Pleasures : Inside Joy Division

Music Moment Of The Year
David Bowie returns
The Stone Roses play Heaton Park
Olympics opening ceremony
The Rolling Stones play London’s O2 Arena
Green Day’s secret set at Reading Festival
Pussy Riot’s punk prayer

Hero Of The Year
David Bowie
Bradley Wiggins
Pussy Riot
Barack Obama
Frank Ocean
Dave Grohl

Villain Of The Year
David Cameron
Harry Styles
Fred Macpherson
Azealia Banks

Best Small Festival
The Great Escape
Field Day
Festival No.6
End Of The Road

Worst Band
One Direction
Mumford & Sons
Justin Bieber
Ed Sheeran

Best Fan Community
30 Seconds To Mars
Manic Street Preachers
The Killers
Enter Shikari

Best Film
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
iLL Manors
The Dark Knight Rises
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower