You probably received this. Hilarious.
-----Forwarded 11-8-2008 09:27 -----
To: Tony Harding
Date: 7-8-2008 18:09
Subject: "Iron Maiden today advised that they do not wish to be featured in this year's Vodafone Live Music Awards category for Best Live Return"
Iron Maiden today advised that they do not wish to be featured in this year's Vodafone Live Music Awards category for Best Live Return. Although nominated in this year's category for Best Live Return following their triumphant recent show at Twickenham Stadium, they felt that since they have always toured regularly throughout their careers it would not be at all appropriate for them to be included for an award for a Best Live Return.
Vodafone spokesperson commented "We respect and support the band's decision and have complied with their request to be removed from this year's shortlist. We are also extremely pleased to announce that James will be replacing them in the category of Best Live Return”.
Digital Comms Executive
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
Left Hand, Meet Right Hand
If you're going to, potentially, award something to someone then, you know what, just have a quick ring around and see if they're up for it. It's not rocket science, is is it? Anyway, full marks to Vodafone here for this calamitous silliness. And if James really are the winners of the Best Live Return award then, please, can we all just pack up and go home? Or, as a reader from a respected media outlet has it: