Monday, 10 January 2011

Dave Grohl to be named Godlike Genius

Dave Grohl is to be named Godlike Genius at the Shockwaves NME Awards.

The ex-Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman will pick up the award at the ceremony in London on February 23.

Grohl follows in the footsteps of icons including: Manic Street Preachers, The Cure, The Clash, Ian Brown, Paul Weller and Primal Scream in being named NME's Godlike Genius.

Grohl told NME: "I don't think I'm godlike or a genius. It’s flattering. It's a nice thing to be acknowledged for doing something you love to do, but in truth I don't consider it a body of work because I don't consider it work."

Foo Fighters will also play a set on the evening.