NME to declare Johnny Marr a godlike genius

By | Published on Tuesday 12 February 2013

Johnny Marr

The NME will officially declare the masterful Johnny Marr as a Godlike Genius at this year’s NME Awards, which take place at The Troxy in East London on 27 Feb. And if you don’t believe me, you better get ready to eat some humble pie when I present NME Editor Mike Williams who is about to concur with my summation of events.

Says Williams: “All hail Johnny Marr, NME Godlike Genius 2013 and the newest recruit into NME’s holy order of music legends. And what a legend he is! Not content with rewriting the history of music with one of the world’s greatest ever bands, The Smiths, he’s continued to push boundaries and evolve throughout his career, working with some of the best and most exciting artists on the planet. So it gives me great pleasure to announce Johnny as our Godlike Genius. Never has anyone been so utterly deserving of the title”.

Marr himself told CMU: “It is a very nice thing to be getting this award and I am honoured. The NME seems to be good at giving this award to people I like so I’m in good company. I guess it means that some things are alright with the world”.

Indeed yes. You can still vote for the non-Godlike categories at this year’s NME awards bash via this here URL.