Keith Flint of The Prodigy Honored at NME Awards
FKA Twigs and slowthai also made news at the annual UK awards show.
Keith Flint of The Prodigy is gone, but not forgotten. The flamboyant frontman who died last year was honored at this year’s NME Awards ceremony with a new award in his name, and a tribute presentation.
“I spoke at Keith’s funeral, and NME have asked me to say a few words tonight,” The Prodigy’s live drummer Leo Crabtree told the audience gathered at Brixton Academy last night. “On behalf of my brothers Liam and Maxim, I want to say that Keith found freedom on the stage and nowhere more so than right here at Brixton Academy. It’s fitting that we are remembering him here, Keith Flint, a true stepping razor, whose life was lived to total extremes, always for the buzz.”
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The NME Awards show was interrupted by rapper slowthai, whose leering onstage behavior directed at show host Katherine Ryan led to security intervening between him and an audience member before he left the premises.
On a more positive note, FKA Twigs delighted the crowd with a stunning performance of “Cellophane.” Watch it below.