Pair play together in front of Arctic Monkeys and The Kooks


Blur‘s Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon stole the show at last night’s NME Awards – by performing together for the first time in six years.

The group disbanded in 2003 and organisers kept the reunion plans a closely-guarded secret.  

‘It was the biggest surprise of the night,’ a source tells the Daily Mirror. ‘Nobody could believe it. Everyone was stunned.

‘Even bands like the Arctic Monkeys and The Kooks were queuing up just to catch a glimpse of their idols.’

Meanwhile, Blur‘s former rivals Oasis were named Best British Band at the ceremony at the O2 Brixton Academy.

Other winners included The Killers, who got Best International Band; Pete Doherty, 29, was Best Solo Act; and Best Album went to Kings Of Leon.

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Full list of NME Award winners:

Best British Band – Oasis

Best International Band – The Killers

Best Solo Act – Pete Doherty

Best New Band – MGMT

Best Live Band – Muse

Best Album – Kings Of Leon, Only By The Night

Best Track – MGMT, Time To Pretend

Best Video – The Last Shadow Puppets, My Mistakes Were Made For You

Best Dance Floor Filler – Dizzee Rascal, Dance Wiv Me

Best DVD – Arctic Monkeys, At The Apollo

Best Band Blog – Oasis

Best Album Artwork – Muse, HAARP

Best Dressed – Alexa Chung

Worst Dressed – Amy Winehouse

Worst Album – Jonas Brothers, A Little Bit Longer

Worst Band – Jonas Brothers

Sexiest Male – Matt Bellamy

Sexiest Female – Hayley Williams

Outstanding Contribution To British Music – Elbow

Godlike Genius Award – The Cure