Liam Gallagher spent three days celebrating his Godlike Genius award from the NME Awards.
The ‘Wall of Glass’ hitmaker picked up the Godlike Genius award at the NME Awards at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on Wednesday night and only ended his celebrations on Saturday morning .
Liam tweeted: “Went out Wednesday to collect some award just getting in now still got it as you were LG x .”There’s nothing more rock and roll than going on a huge bender after winning an award that celebrated your intellect and godlike-ness. To be fair, even to be nominated for an award that had godlike or genius in the title would be pretty bloody special.
Liam thanked the “parka monkeys”, his mother and his “army of songwriters, past and present” as he collected his prize on Wednesday.
He said: “I want to dedicate this to my mam and my army of songwriters, past and present. The parka monkeys.”
Famous for wearing parkas, Liam’s award was introduced by NME editor-in-chief, Mike Williams, who said it was “about time” he received the prize.
He won NME’s Godlike Genius Award at a glittering ceremony at the O2 in Brixton. Sporting his trademark parkas, a bearded Gallagher gracefully accepted the gong, which is a massive bronze middle finger.
The solo artist also showed that his rivalry with brother Noel is still alive and kicking. When asked who should have won the Villain of the Year Award, Liam replied: “Gotta be Noel. I’m being serious. You’re laughing, but he’s worse than Kim-Jun Tung or whatever he’s called.
“And he’s worse than Donald Trump. He’s the biggest liar and biggest faker in the business, so yeah, him. He’s worse than Piers Morgan as well.”
Williams said: “No other person has appeared on the cover of NME more times than this year’s Godlike. No one has had more words written about them by NME. No one has had their picture taken more times by NME. And when you think that this is a magazine that, for 66 years, has been writing about The Beatles, and the Stones, and The Smiths, and every other legendary band and artist that the world has seen, then that just proves how totally iconic Liam Gallagher is. This is a man who understands exactly what it means to be a rock’n’roll star. Through his history, the tunes, the swagger, and the sense of humour, Liam is one of the most iconic rock stars of all time. He’s a frontman who knows the job description – look cool, belt it out, be totally Godlike. No one does it quite like LG.”