Siouxsie Sioux wins award for outstanding contribution

Punk priestess also hints at new material

Siouxsie Sioux

Siouxsie Sioux was among the recipients at Q Magazine’s annual music awards, with the influential punk star being given an award for outstanding contribution to music.

In a special gala to celebrate the publication’s 25yrs, Adele picked up two awards for best female and best track (for top ten hit ‘Rolling in the Deep’), while Irish stadium fillers U2 were crowned the best act of the past quarter of a century.

Bon Iver was also a winner at the ceremony, which saw the otherwise-named Justin Vernon scoop the best album award for his second release Bon Iver, beating Mercury Prize winning album Let England Shake by PJ Harvey in the process.

In a career spanning four decades and a clutch of top ten singles and albums, Susan ‘Siouxsie’ Ballion is best known for her role as frontwoman of Siouxsie and the Banshees, with ex-husband Peter ‘Budgie’ Clark and Steve Severin comprising the other main members.

On accepting her award, Siouxsie said:

“I’m just here to say I haven’t died yet. I’m still here and I’m working on new material. Be seeing you soon.”

Full list of Q award winners:

Greatest act of the past 25 years – U2

Q outstanding contribution to music – Siouxsie Sioux

Breakthrough artist – Ed Sheeran

Q classic songwriter – Gary Barlow

Best track – Adele, ‘Rolling In The Deep’

Q innovation in sound – Kaiser Chiefs

Q next big thing – Lana Del Rey

Best video – Jessie J, ‘Do It Like A Dude’

Best album – Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Best live act – Biffy Clyro

Q inspiration – Fatboy Slim

Q classic song – Snow Patrol, ‘Chasing Cars’

Best new act – WU LYF

Q icon – Noel Gallagher

Q best male artist – Tinie Tempah

Q best female artist – Adele

Best act in the world today – Coldplay

Hall of fame – Queen






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