Sunday 21 January 2018

Rockers Muse win Silver Clef Award

Rock gods Muse have scooped a prestigious O2 Silver Clef Award - as well as thousands of pounds of rock n' roll merchandise.

At the glitzy award ceremony, the band's table splashed out £20,000 on a signed picture of Rolling Stone Keith Richards, the work of his bandmate and artist Ronnie Wood.

An £11,000 luxury corporate box to watch Chelsea play Manchester United at the FA Community Shield donated by Wembley Stadium and a £7,000 Theo Fennell skull ring fit for a rock star were also snapped up by Muse's table.

Meanwhile, a signed Muse guitar was the top lot at the charity auction held during the awards bash in London.

Muse lead singer Matt Bellamy took over auction duties to sell the hand-built custom-made prototype of a Manson guitar himself - raising £33,000.

The group later collected their award from Queen legends Brian May and Roger Taylor - who hailed their "genius" talents.

Taylor described the group as "probably the best live act in the world" adding: "I have been a great fan myself".

May added: "I have to use the word genius, really."

Accepting the gong, Bellamy described the two music legends as "a massive influence ... Music is like the purest form of communication, we have always felt that so it's a great honour, thank you very much."

The event raised more than £400,000 for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.

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