Iggy Pop Honoured At Live Music Awards

Muse, The Police and Arctic Monkeys scoop trophies from Vodaphone too

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Iggy Pop was given the ‘Freddie Mercury Lifetime Achievement’ award at the second annual Vodaphone Live Awards last night (September 19).

Iggy has performed riotious shows across the US and Europe with the reunited Stooges, pitting fans against security getting them to stage dive at the end of practically every set.

Arctic Monkeys added yet another prize to their burgeoning mantlepiece by picking up Best Live Act beating off competition from Kaiser Chiefs, Kasabian and last year’s winners Muse.


The band who couldn’t be at the ceremony to pick up their award as they are touring in the US sent a comic recorded video clip.

With all four members jumping over a skipping rope, frontman Alex Turner quipped that even though they’d won the mobile phone company’s award he “still can’t get a signal”.

Other winners at the ceremony at London’s Brompton Hall included Muse for Tour of the Year and The Police for Best Live Return.


Amy Winehouse also picked up a prize, after her her Mercury disappointment, for Best Female Live Act. In a double-whammy, Winehouse also picked up the prize for Best Female at the MOBO Awards ceermony which also took place last night.

The full list of prize winners was:

Best Live Male: Mika

Best Live Female: Amy Winehouse

Live Impact 2007: Gossip

Best Show Production: Kylie Minogue

Best Live Return: The Police

Best Live Music DVD: Oasis: ‘Morning Glory – A Classic Album Under Review’

Best Live Music Venue: Wembley Stadium

XFM Live Breakthrough Act: Klaxons

Channel 4 Festival of the Year: Glastonbury

Kerrang! Live Unsigned Act: The Flaming Monkeys

Best Live Act: Arctic Monkeys

Best International Live Act: The Killers

Sony Ericsson Tour of the Year: Muse

Best Roadie: Geoff Buckley [roadie for James]

Freddie Mercury Lifetime Achievement Award in Live Music: Iggy Pop


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