Blondie Named 2014 Godlike Genius Honourees

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February 3, 2014 | 5:56pm EST

Blondie are to be honored with the Godlike Genius Award at this year’s NME Awards.
Debbie Harry and her bandmates will pick up the award in person and also perform at the NME Awards 2014 at the O2 Academy in London on 26 February.
Harry says, “It’s out of proportion, but it’s nice to be recognized. It’s outstanding, really… I also find it particularly interesting that there aren’t many Americans who’ve been given this award before, so that’s flattering.”
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame act is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Previous recipients of NME’s Godlike Genius Award include The Clash, Paul Weller, The Cure, Manic Street Preachers, New Order & Joy Division, Dave Grohl and Noel Gallagher. Former The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr won it last year.