The NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas has announced that Jimmy Page will be honoured with a special one-off award, the Rock‘n’Roll Soul Award. He will be there to collect the award in person at the upcoming ceremony which takes place on Wednesday 18th February at London’s O2 Academy, Brixton.

The Rock‘n’Roll Soul Award recognises the unique genius of Jimmy Page: he was born with a world-beating talent and what he does simply cannot be learned or copied. As guitarist in Led Zeppelin – arguably the greatest rock’n’roll band of all time – he can control the innermost feelings of thousands of people with the smallest of onstage gestures. This award celebrates one of rock’s most important and influential guitar players, writers and producers. Truly in a field of his own, Jimmy Page has given so much to the world of rock’n’roll, with his influence continuing to reverberate amongst today’s artists.

NME editor Mike Williams says: “This special, one-off award has been created to reflect one of the most important and iconic figures to have ever picked up an instrument. There is nobody in popular culture quite like Jimmy Page, and we are honoured to be giving him the Rock’n’Roll Soul Award at this year’s ceremony.”

Music fans have cast thousands of votes across 22 categories for the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas. Kasabian lead the nominations this year with an incredible eight while Royal Blood and Jamie T follow closely with seven nominations each.

The NME Awards with Austin, Texas season kicked off last week with the NME Shows. Meanwhile, The NME Awards Tour 2015 with Austin, Texas is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with Palma Violets, Fat White Family, The Amazing Snakeheads and Slaves confirmed. The most influential and trendsetting music tour takes place from February 19 at venues across the UK. The NME Awards Shows 2015 with Austin, Texas have once again delivered an incredible line-up of the hottest talent. Shows feature La Roux, The Districts, Happyness, Dolomite Minor Vs Baby Strange, Childhood, Peace, Honeyblood, The Cribs, Alabama Shakes, Drenge, Interpol, DFA 1979, Telegram, Twin Peaks, These New Puritans, Together Pangea and Darlia. The shows are currently taking place in venues across London.

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