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U2 voted greatest act in 25 years

Postby sledge » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:18 am

Ireland's U2 have been named the greatest rock band of the past quarter of a century.

Bono and his bandmates were chosen by readers of music magazine Q as the top artists of the past 25 years at its annual awards.

Chart-topping act Adele was a double winner at the event, landing prizes for best female act and best track for her hit Rolling In The Deep.

The record-breaking singer's win comes just a fortnight after she was forced to pull the plug on a US tour due to problems with her throat which had threatened to wreck her voice irreparably.

Other big winners included Coldplay, who were named the best act in the world today, and Take That's Gary Barlow, who was rewarded with an honorary prize as classic songwriter for his two decades of hits.

U2's award was a special prize to mark Q's 25th anniversary this year.

The best album prize went to Bon Iver - the pseudonym of US singer-songwriter Justin Vernon - for his self-titled second release. It beat albums by Elbow, Arctic Monkeys and PJ Harvey's Mercury Prize-winning Let England Shake.

Brit-winning star Tinie Tempah continued his run of success by taking the best male act award.

Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher was named "Q Icon".

Pioneering punk star Siouxsie Sioux, who blazed a trail for many female rock stars, was rewarded for her outstanding contribution to music.

The awards at London's Grosvenor House Hotel also saw rock legends Queen given the hall of fame award, in a year which marks the band's 40th anniversary.

Singer Jessie J landed the best video title for her Do It Like A Dude single, but she missed out on the breakthrough prize, which went to Ed Sheeran.

Q editor-in-chief Paul Rees said: "This year's awards were a true celebration of where music is at right now - being, as they were, reflective of how rich and varied the musical landscape is, and of how enthused music fans are to be able to discover so much that is new and exciting."

Got to agree one of the best bands out there but don't know about his Adele? :dontknow:

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