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Thursday 18 September 2014

Stone Roses and Blur up for Q award

Blur are nominated for a Q Award

Blur and The Stone Roses are to battle it out for the title of best band in the world at this year's Q Awards.

The reunited groups line up against Coldplay, Lady Gaga and Muse for the accolade when the event takes place next month.

Blur and the Roses - who both reformed for eagerly anticipated summer shows - are both shortlisted for two titles, along with Noel Gallagher and Florence + The Machine's Florence Welch.

The best live act prize will be fought for by The Cribs, Radiohead and Bruce Springsteen, with Blur and Stone Roses again going head-to-head in that category.

Up for best album are El Camino by The Black Keys, Standing At The Sky's Edge by Richard Hawley, Given To The Wild by The Maccabees, Sonik Kicks by Paul Weller and Bobby Womack's The Bravest Man In The Universe.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony on October 2, hosted by comic Al Murray.

Q editor Andrew Harrison said: "It's been the most incredible year for British music.

"Our bands and our anthems transformed the Olympics into the greatest music event on Earth. And amazing comeback shows from Blur and the Stone Roses showed the enduring appeal of our greatest musicians.

"All the nominees for this year's Q Awards helped make 2012 an absolutely unforgettable year."

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