Bobby Gillespie won Best Music Book at the 2022 BandLab NME Awards tonight (March 2) for child of the building.

The Primal Scream frontman’s memoir beat Dave Grohl’s music books (The storyteller: tales of life and music), Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast (Crying in H Mart), Quest love (music is history) and Paul McCartney (Words) For victory.

“I am very happy and honored to receive the award for Best Music Book,” Bobby said. “Thank you NME! »

Posted on October 21 child of the building tells the story of Gillespie leading up to the creation of the classic Primal Scream album “Screamadelica”.

In 2007, Primal Scream was crowned Godlike Genius at the NME Awards. They also performed at the ceremony, joined by Mick Jones of The Clash to perform “(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais” and The View guitarist Pete Reilly for their own song “Rocks”.

The BandLab NME Awards 2022 return to the O2 Academy Brixton and are co-hosted by Daisy May Cooper and Lady Leshurr. The ongoing ceremony, which celebrates the brightest people in music and pop culture right now, has seen performances from Sam Fender, BERWYN, CHVRCHES and Robert Smith and Bring Me The Horizon.

Check back for the latest news, interviews, winners and more from the 2022 BandLab NME Awards.