Another NME Awards has come and gone. This time round, the ceremony actually had some amazing moments, mainly based around the hospitalization of The Cribs singer Ryan Jarman. The story goes that guest presenter Peter Hook decided to hand the award for best live band to the Kaiser Chiefs, since the actual winners (Franz Ferdinand) did not attend the ceremony. The Chiefs then decided that The Cribs should get it, during which Jarman threw himself on their table. The singer, who is no stranger to blood, cut his back on bottles and glasses that were on the table.
Jarman went to the hospital to get some stitches, but was determined to return to the ceremony. When he arrived back at the NME Awards, the singer went missing for some time. Once he was finally found, he was bleeding and had to be taken back to the hospital by ambulance. Congrats to Ryan Jarman for ending up in the hospital not once, but twice in one night.
Oh yeah, and a few awards were given out last night as well. It comes as no surprise that the Arctic Monkeys walked away with several, including Best British Band, Best New Band and Best Track. Here is a quick rundown of the winners:
2006 NME Awards Winners
Best British Band – Arctic Monkeys
Best International Band – The Strokes
Best Solo Artist – Kanye West
Best New Band – Arctic Monkeys
Best Live Band – Franz Ferdinand
Best Album – Kaiser Chiefs’ Employment
Best Track – Arctic Monkeys’ “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor”
Best Video – Oasis’ “The Importance Of Being Idle”
Best Music DVD – Live8
Best Event – Reading & Leeds Festivals
Best Radio Show – Zane Lowe on Radio 1