Pop band Blur were offered the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Music honour at the Brit Awards several years ago - but they turned it down.
The Parklife hitmakers sealed their legendary status on Tuesday (21Feb12) when they joined the likes of Sir Paul MCCartney, Queen, and Sir Tom Jones in the award ceremony's hall of fame.
It has since emerged they had the chance to accept the honour in 2010 but refused - and it was handed to former Take That singer Robbie Williams instead.
Blur frontman Damon Albarn tells NME magazine, "We were offered it a few years ago. But we turned it down so they gave it to Robbie Williams... I felt we should do it (this year), otherwise they (would hand it to someone else)... I wouldn't hazard a guess as to who was next in the line, but the reality is none of us are irreplaceable and if we didn't accept it, somebody else would get it. I tend to take a rather pragmatic view of these things these days."