Rockers Primal Scream will be handed the Godlike Genius Award at next month's NME Music Awards.
Previous recipients of the prize include The Clash, Ozzy Osbourne, New Order and Ian Brown - and Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie claims the accolade is well overdue.
He says, "About f**king time, we've known it for years. It's a great honour to get the same award as a band like The Clash."
The ceremony takes place in London on 1 March (07).