- Publish Date
- Thursday, 19 October 2017, 10:13AM
Liam Gallagher was the big winner at the 2017 Q Awards on Wednesday (18.10.17) as he picked up two honours.
The 45-year-old musician recently released his debut solo album ‘As You Were’, three years after the split of former band Beady Eye and eight years after the fall of legendary rockers Oasis, and at the Q Awards at London’s Roundhouse theatre on Wednesday he proved he’s still a rock and roll star as he took home the gongs for Best Live Act and the prestigious Icon Award.
The ‘Wall of Glass’ hitmaker - who was presented his Best Live Act gong by music legend Richard Ashcroft, and his Icon Award by grime artist Skepta - took a moment during his second speech to label himself as a “cool ****”, before dedicating the award to his mother, Peggy.
Speaking on stage as he received the Icon Award, he said: “It ain’t all about the f***ing music, as you can tell. Even though the music is cool, it's also about being a proper cool ****. I wanna thank him [Skepta] for f***ing keeping it interesting, to Richard Ashcroft, for always being there. Oh yeah here we go, I wanna dedicate this to me mum anyway. As you were!”
Elsewhere in the evening, virtual band Gorillaz - created by musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett - took home the prize for Best Album for their fifth studio album ‘Humanz’.
As they picked up the award, a video was played featuring the band’s bassist Murdoc Niccals, who jokingly wished “good luck” to the other nominees in “piecing together their shattered egos”.
He said in the clip: “Q Awards and music industry w****rs. Just wanna say good luck to all the other nominees. Good luck, piecing your shattered egos back together Murdoc Niccals swipes yet another trophy. Night all!”
Damon and Jamie then took to the stage themselves to add: “Thank you. Thank you very much. Listen, that’s for all the musicians we’ve lost. This is for all the musicians who are here. Thank you very much for being here.”
Meanwhile, Manic Street Preachers were awarded the coveted Inspiration Award, which was presented by actor Michael Sheen.
Stormzy took home the gong for Best Solo Artist, Kasabian’s ‘You’re In Love With A Psycho’ won Best Track, and Ed Sheeran made an appearance to collect the award for Best Act In The World Today, despite having both arms in casts after being involved in a bike accident in London this week.
Q Awards in association with Absolute Radio 2017 winners list:
Best Breakthrough Act
Rag ’n’ Bone Man
Best Live Act
Innovation In Sound
Sleaford Mods - "Bunch of Kunst"
Kasabian - "You’re In Love With A Psycho"
Gorillaz - 'Humanz’
Best Solo Artist
Best Act In The World Today
Gibson Les Paul Award
Manic Street Preachers
This article was first published on BANG Showbiz and is republished here with permission.