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Blur, Stone Roses Lead 2012 Q Awards Nominations

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Even though Blur have most likely called it quits and the Stone Roses haven’t released a new album since 1994, each bands is up for two Q Awards this year. The popular British music magazine, which present the awards, announced its nominees earlier today (Sept. 6).

Blur and the Stone Roses were nominated in the Best Act in the World Today and Best Live Act categories. In the former, they are competing against Coldplay, Muse and Lady Gaga, and in the latter, they will see challenges from the Cribs, Bruce Springsteen and Radiohead. A victory by Springsteen could take the sting out of what happened in London this summer, when police abruptly ended his concert in Hyde Park because he — and special guest Paul McCartney, no less — had broken curfew.

Other nominees included the Black Keys (Best Album), Gotye, fun. and Florence + the Machine (Best Track) and Alabama Shakes (Best New Act). The complete list of nominees is below.

The Q Awards will be held in London on Oct. 2.

2012 Q Awards Nominees

Best Act in the World Today

Lady Gaga
The Stone Roses

Best Album

The Black Keys – ‘El Camino’
Richard Hawley – ‘Standing At The Sky’s Edge’
The Maccabees – ‘Given To The Wild’
Paul Weller – ‘Sonik Kicks’
Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In The Universe

Best Solo Artist

Dizzee Rascal
Noel Gallagher
Emeli Sande
Florence Welch

Best Track

Florence + The Machine – ‘Shake It Out’
Fun. – ‘We Are Young’
Gotye – ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’
Plan B – ‘Ill Manors’
Rizzle Kicks – ‘Mama Do The Hump’

Best Live Act

The Cribs
Bruce Springsteen
The Stone Roses

Best New Act

Alabama Shakes
Alt J
Django Django
Lianne La Havas
Frank Ocean

Best Video

Arctic Monkeys – ‘R U Mine?’
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – ‘Everybody’s On The Run’
Keane – ‘Disconnected’
The Killers – ‘Runaways’
Nicki Minaj – ‘Starships’

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