Q Awards 2012 mega post: red carpet, winners, and Alice Cooper attacks young rock bands

Blur being a beautiful hot mess

Kylie Minogue looking hot

Lianne La Havas


Shingai Shoniwa (Noisettes)

Alt-J (∆). Dude on right is cute.

Johnny Marr (The Smiths), looking good

Brandon Flowers (The Killers) aging gracefully

Emeli Sande


The Cribs

Tom Chaplin and Tim Rice-Oxley (Keane)

Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield (Manic Street Preachers). Nice smile there Nicky.

Nick Grimshaw

Random BAMFs

The Horrors (what happened...?)

Tim Burgess (The Charlatans). wtf.


The winners of the Q Awards were revealed yesterday (October 22) at a ceremony in London.

The event took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel and was hosted by comedian Al Murray.

Amongst the big winners on the night included Emeli Sande - who was voted by the public as Best Solo Artist, Django Django were voted Best New Act, and Blur as Best Live Act.

Q Best New Act:
Alabama Shakes
Alt J
Django Django
Lianne La Havas
Frank Ocean

Best Track:
Florence + The Machine - Shake It Out
Fun - We Are Young
Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know
Plan B - Ill Manors
Rizzle Kicks - Mama Do The Hump

Best Album:
The Black Keys - El Camino
Richard Hawley - Standing At The Sky's Edge
The Maccabees - Given To The Wild
Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks
Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man In The Universe

Best Live Act:
The Cribs
Bruce Springsteen
The Stone Roses

Best Video:
Arctic Monkeys - R U Mine?
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Everybody's On The Run
Keane - Disconnected
The Killers - Runaways
Nicki Minaj - Starships

Best Solo Artist:
Dizzee Rascal
Noel Gallagher
Emeli Sandé
Florence Welch

Best Act In The World Today:
Lady Gaga
The Stone Roses

Q honors-

Q Classic Song - Dionne Warwick, Walk On By

Q Spirit of Independence - The Cribs

Q Innovation in Sound - Underworld

Q Inspiration Award - Pulp

Q Icon Award - Dexys

Q Classic Album - Manic Street Preachers, Generation Terrorists

Q Hero - Johnny Marr (The Smiths)

Q Idol - Brandon Flowers (The Killers)

Alice Cooper: Young rock bands are 'boring'

Speaking at Q magazine's annual awards this afternoon (22.10.12), legendary rocker Alice Cooper told BANG Showbiz: ''The girls seem to be the only ones doing theatrics, the guys have taken a back seat when it comes to that. Lady Gaga and the others just seem to be more creative when it comes to the stage shows.

''The guys have become boring, really. It just seems like young rock bands are afraid to be young rock bands. There's a lot of thrust missing from rock 'n' roll. I don't know why, everyone's trying to be very sensitive. In the 70s the last thing on our minds was sensitive.''

The 64-year-old singer also hit out at the ''lumberjack'' dress sense of rock bands today as well as their songs, which he believes should be made up of lyrics about girls rather than current affairs.

He added: ''90 per cent of rock bands wear corduroy on stage, with little beards and they look like they're lumberjacks. And they sing about how much they hate oil. That's not rock n roll, they should be singing about boys and girls - that's always what it's been about. Or if they are singing about girls it's always, 'I'm so sorry I was bad.' Quit being sorry!''

Alice has been left particularly unimpressed with bands such as The Killers, who he believes are more suited to Mormons, a religious and cultural group who don't drink alcohol or take illegal drugs.

When asked if he was referring to The Killers, he replied: ''The Killers are great, for Mormons!''

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