Sir Paul McCartney will be honoured with the Ultimate Legend award at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Liverpool, England on Thursday night (06Nov08).
The Beatles legend, 66, will be presented with the accolade when he attends the ceremony in his home town.
However, MCCartney will not be gracing the stage for a performance.
A statement from MTV bosses reads: "(MCCartney shows) dedication to sharing his experience and nurturing the next generation of talented artists.
"Not only has he has been one of the most formative influences on the music scene on a global scale, but he is one of the founding fathers that has earned Liverpool the recent accolade as most musical city in the UK."
MCCartney was also the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution To Music award at Brit Awards in London last February (08).