Dave Grohl is set to be crowned Godlike Genius at next month's NME Awards.

The ceremony will see the Foo Fighters front man and former Nirvana drummer honoured for his 25 year music career, which has also included collaborations with artists as diverse as Queens of the Stone Age, Tenacious D, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) The Prodigy and Norah Jones.

Reacting to the news of the award, a humble Grohl told the NME: "I don't think I'm godlike or a genius. It's flattering. It's a nice thing to be acknowledged for doing something you love to do, but in truth I don't consider it a body of work because I don't consider it work."

Previous recipients of the prestigious industry award include Paul Weller, New Order, Primal Scream, The Clash and The Cure.

The Shockwaves NME Awards take place on February 23 at the O2 Academy, Brixton.