NEW YORK (Top40 Charts) - Newcomers the Strokes
and alt-rock veterans Radiohead
share equal honors on the nominations list for the 2002 NME Carling Awards with four each.
The Strokes are vying for Best Band, Best Album (Is This It), Best Single ("Hard to Explain"), and Best New Act, while Radiohead received recognition in the Best Band, Best Album (Amnesiac), Best Live Act, and Best Music Video ("Pyramid Song") categories.
Several artists were close behind the two leaders, including U2, Linkin Park, Gorillaz, and Kylie Minogue, with three nominations each.
All winners are decided by fan voting at www.nmecarlingawards.com. The award ceremony will take place Feb. 25 at the Planit Arches in London.
Here is a selection of nominees for the 2002 NME Carling Awards (for a full list, see above link):
Best Solo Artist
Wonderland, Charlatans U.K.
Origins of Symmetry, Muse
Is This It, the Strokes
"Burn Baby Burn," Ash
"Fear," Ian Brown
"Bohemian Like You," Dandy Warhols
"Clint Eastwood," Gorillaz
"Hard to Explain," the Strokes
Best New Act
Best Live Act
Best Music Video
"Where's Your Head At," Basement Jaxx
"Weapon of Choice," Fatboy Slim "Clint Eastwood," Gorillaz
"Pyramid Song," Radiohead