Rocker Noel Gallagher is to be honoured with the Godlike Genius prize at this year's (12) NME Awards.
The singer/songwriter, 44, will pick up the accolade at the ceremony which will be held at London's O2 Academy Brixton on 29 February (12).
The cheeky former Oasis star says, "I would like to thank Nme for bestowing upon me such a great accolade. I have dreamt of this moment since I was 43 years old. I accept that I am now a genius, just like God."
Previous recipients of the award include Paul Weller, The Cure, Manic Street Preachers and New Order. Last year's (11) Godlike Genius was Dave Grohl.