Sir Paul McCartney collected an honorary prize at the NME Awards for his songwriting skills - and admitted he had no idea how he did it. He was being honoured with an award as the "songwriters' songwriter" at the annual awards event in recognition of his half century as a hitmaker.
The former Beatle was given a standing ovation by guests at London's 02 Academy Brixton. Sir Paul said: "The great thing about songwriting is that you don't know how you do it, so you can't talk about it." He was presented with the prize by Blur and Gorillaz star Damon Albarn who said: "What can I say other I love him like millions and millions of other people. He's a lovely spirit and a beautiful human being." Albarn - about to launch his solo career with Everyday Robots, his debut album in his own name - was himself a winner, collecting the "innovation" prize for the continual reinvention of his career.
Source: The Independent, Ireland
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