Two legendary U.K. artists continue to make their mark in their home country, as The Rolling Stones and David Bowie combined to score an impressive seven nominations for the 2013 NME Awards, which will be handed out February 27 in London.
The British music magazine recognized The Stones with four nods, which ties for the most overall by one act. The veteran band, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, will compete for the following honors: Best Live Band; Best Book, for The Rolling Stones: 50; Music Moment of the Year, for the group's O2 Arena concerts in November; and Best Music Film, for the Crossfire Hurricane documentary.
Mick Jagger recently spoke with NME about his band's nominations, commenting, "It's very nice to be nominated. When I first heard it was four things, I thought, 'Ooh, blimey! That's very nice!'"
Bowie, meanwhile, who earlier this month debuted his first new music in nearly a decade, received three nominations. The influential and innovative singer will vie for the Best Music Video for his new single "Where Are We Now?"; Music Moment of the Year, for his unexpected return to recording; and Hero of the Year.
Among this year's many other NME Awards nominees are Led Zeppelin, Neil Young and ex-Talking Heads frontman David Byrne. You can vote for your favorites in 22 categories at NME.com/Awards.
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