Muse get their Silver Clef

By | Published on Monday 5 July 2010

Muse picked up their Silver Clef award on Friday at the annual fund-raising bash held to support the Nordoff Robbins organisation.

As previously reported, the band previously declined to accept the prize, but this year agreed to take the honour. They also ensured that there was plenty of cash in the charity bowl by the end of the night, by bidding big money in the rock n pop auction part of the evening, and providing the most hotly contested lot for the auction, a signed custom-made Manson guitar. According to Music Week, the auction and a raffle raised £410,000 for the music therapy charity.

Queen’s Roger Taylor and Brian May presented the award to the Muse boys declaring the trio “probably the greatest live act in the world today” and calling them “a magnificent, incredible group”. Main Muse man Matt Bellamy said getting the award was an “amazing privilege and honour”.

As expected, Scouting For Girls, Russell Watson and JLS were handed the Best British Band, Best Classical and Newcomer Silver Clef awards respectively. Also on the night Tony Bennett got a Lifetime Achievement gong and Vera Lynn an Icon Award. A Hard Rock Ambassador Of Rock prize went to Slash, while Dizzee Rascal got a Digital Innovation Award, for being digitally innovative presumably.