Published Apr 25, 2008As previously reported, Wednesday night's NME Awards USA edition took place at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles, where Evan Dando was honoured for the Lemonheads' classic 1992 album, It's A Shame About Ray. A deserved tribute, I must say, however, the feeling wasn't mutual for Dando.
According to EW.com's Hollywood Insider, when the band's front-man and co-founder was given the prize, he walked off stage, threw the award in a garbage can and told a rep, "I don't want this." His unappreciative behaviour continued later on, when after performing the album's title track and "My Drug Buddy," Dando reportedly disappeared for the remainder of the evening, choosing not to join in on the debauchery.
The Insider went on to mention that Dando's actions were just one of many. In attendance was Kelly Osbourne, who spat at host/comic Jim Jeffries for a reason unknown. Jeffries' witty and completely offensive retort: "Wow, Kelly Osbourne spitting that's not what I read on the Internet." The comic's comment then earned him Sienna Miller's drink, which was thrown at him by the actress.