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Stones pick up 2 honors in London at NME Awards

LONDON - The Rolling Stones picked up two prizes at the NME Music Awards in London on Wednesday, and guitarist Ronnie Wood said the band hoped to play at Britain’s Glastonbury music festival in June.

The Stones won for best live act and best film, and Wood was on hand to accept a pair of irreverent “middle finger” statuettes.

The Stones returned to the stage in late 2012 to celebrate 50 years in business, and their sellout mini-tour of London and the United States was a hit with critics and fans.

Wood said he wanted to do more live shows, including playing Glastonbury.

“Keep your eye out because you know I want to do some more [live shows] and I know that the boys do too,” he said.

Asked about rumors the Stones could play at Glastonbury, one of the biggest European music festivals, for the first time in their long career, Wood replied:

“I want to do it badly, but I’ve no idea yet. .?.?. I know we’re the best live, so I just hope we get it,” he said.

The lineup for the June 26-30 Glastonbury festival has not yet been announced.

The veteran British rock group -comprising Wood, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts - is one of four acts to be nominated four times for the annual NME awards, organized by NME music magazine.

As part of its golden jubilee celebrations, the band collaborated on the documentary film “Crossfire Hurricane” recalling its meteoric rise to fame.

“Thanks #NMEAwards from me and the boys @RollingStones,” Wood tweeted from the event, where he also took to the stage and performed “How Soon is Now” with former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, who was handed the “Godlike Genius Award”.

“You can’t imitate Johnny Marr,” said ex-Oasis guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher.

Reuters
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