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My Chemical Romance win two NME awards

My Chemical Romance
Image caption My Chemical Romance topped the UK singles chart in 2006 with Welcome to the Black Parade

US rock group My Chemical Romance have taken two prizes home from this year's NME awards after winning best video and best international band.

The New Jersey group also performed at the ceremony, held at the O2 Academy in Brixton, south London.

Muse were named best British band for the second year running, while Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro scooped the trophy for best live band.

Other prizes went to Laura Marling, Hurts, Arcade Fire and Foals.

Marling, named best British female solo artist at the Brits last week, was named best solo artist, while Hurts received the best new band prize.

Arcade Fire received the best album award for The Suburbs in absentia, while Foals' Spanish Sahara was named best track.

Glastonbury was named best festival for the third year running, while Channel 4's youth drama Skins was crowned best TV show.

Foo Fighters front-man Dave Grohl received the Godlike genius award, presented last year to Paul Weller.

NME editor Krissi Murison said more than 3.5 million votes were cast by the magazine's readers.

Highlights from the event will be shown on Channel 4 on 26 February at 1125 and 2320 GMT.

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