New British band Arctic Monkeys
cleaned up at the NME Awards last night - scooping three of the magazine's top prizes. The Sheffield four-piece beat off stiff competition from Oasis
, Kaiser Chiefs
and Franz Ferdinand
to win Best Track for I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor
, as well as Best Band and Best New Band.
Also present at the glittering bash was Kanye West
- who turned up to collect his Best Solo Artist prize. The rapper was a surprise winner at an event that traditionally recognises rock acts.
Elsewhere, Kaiser Chiefs - the big winners at this year's Brits - only scooped one award - for Best Album. Former Stone Roses
singer Ian Brown
was honoured with the God Like Genius prize.U2
shocked organisers of the event - held in London's Hammersmith Palais - when he used the word "f%^k" fourteen times while introducing the Hero of the Year Award recipient Sir Bob Geldof
He said: "Bob Geldof has told me to f#$k off perhaps hundreds, maybe thousands of times.
"Thank you very much for this award and to my friend who is picking it up in all our honour - f#%k off."