Xfm online 2004-10 – Muse, U2 and Keane Clean Up at Qs
Muse, U2 And Keane Clean Up At Qs
The award ceremony took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane today (October 4) with a whole host of famous names and celebrities from the world of music turning up to present awards, accept awards and get s**tface drunk on free booze.
Highlights included Bono presenting the Merit Award to Shane McGowan of The Pogues in song form (and Shane McGowan accepting the award incomprehensibly), Muse being sarky to host Jonathon Ross while picking up the Best Live Act award, Elton John slagging off Madonna for lip-syncing live as he got his Classic Songwriter Award.
Elsewhere, Keane got the prestigious Best Album prize (with a very sweet - if uninspiring speech), Razorlight picking up Best New Band with the phrase "Well, we f**kind did it, didn't we?", Brian Ferry from Lifetime Achievement Award winners Roxy Music bizarrely dedicating the award to his son (who was one of the people who recently stormed the House Of Commons).
In what has to be a first for the Q Awards, Radiohead didn't win anything, even the Best Act In The World Today award which is generally considered to be their god given right. Instead the Red Hot Chili Peppers got the gong, and accepted it with a remarkably bored looking and ungrateful video message.