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- Posted on Oct 27th 2009 9:58AM by Stephen Dowling
Muse walked away with Best Band in the World, after being nominated alongside Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay, Oasis and Kings of Leon. Frontman Matt Bellamy told the ceremony in London: "We'll do our best to live up to this lofty title, but I'm not sure we're up to it."
Best Live Act was won by Arctic Monkeys -- beating the likes of Coldplay, Oasis and a reformed Blur -- while Best Album was won by Kasabian for their 'West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum' LP.
The music magazine awards were hosted by British comedian Al Murray as his Pub Landlord character -- a curmudgeonly, xenophobic barman with strict rules on traditional behaviour -- who lost little opportunity in berating rock's great and good as they came to collect their trophies.
BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe presented US indie pioneers Sonic Youth with the award for Innovation in Sound, and proceeded to pay tribute with a long speech detailing the band's influence -- one pilloried by Murray yawning and checking his watch.
After the award was presented, Murray quipped, "I'm not much of a fan, but I'll give them 'Pass The Dutchie,'" clearly confusing the New Yorkers with reggae outfit Musical Youth for comic effect.
Lowe, however, didn't see the funny side and left the bash. Ouch.