Arctic Monkeys lead NME shortlist
( BBC ) - Arctic Monkeys have scored a record seven nominations for this year's NME Awards, including best British band, best album and best track.
Other nominees include Klaxons, who are up for four prizes.
But troubled singer Amy Winehouse has been nominated for villain of the year along with Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and George Bush.
Winners are decided by the music weekly's readers and will be announced at a London ceremony on 28 February.
Winehouse is nominated for best solo artist, along with Kate Nash, Jack Penate, Jamie T and Patrick Wolf.
But she is also in the worst dressed category, where she faces competition from Pete Doherty, although he is also nominated for the best dressed award.
Competing against the Arctic Monkeys for best British band are Babyshambles, The Cribs, Klaxons and Muse.
In the best album category, the Arctic Monkeys are up against Babyshambles, The Enemy, Klaxons and Radiohead.