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Nicky Wire Blasts 'Vacuous' Modern Pop Music

The 47-year-old, who is a lyricist, singer and bassist with the Welsh band, has been responsible for writing some of the group's biggest hits, such as 1996 single Everything Must Go.In a new interview promoting...

Manic Street Preachers To Release Wales' Official Euro 2016 Anthem

To celebrate the Wales international football team’s qualification for their first major tournament in over half a century, the squad has teamed up with rock veterans Manic Street Preachers to record the official anthem.Just like...

Manic Street Preachers Sing For Welsh Soccer Stars

The European soccer event, which will take place across France in June and July this year (16), is the first major soccer tournament Wales' footballers have qualified for since 1958. In support...

Oasis Piano Up For Auction

The Yamaha C3 grand piano, which also featured on the cover of the band's single Supersonic, has been listed on eBay.com with a starting price of $1,450 (£1,000). The instrument has also...

Elbow Want Bond Soundtrack

Elbow want to record a James Bond theme.The 'One Day Like This' hitmakers worked on a song for Simon Pegg's movie 'Man Up' and enjoyed the experience so much, they have now set their sights...

Kelis To Cook For Her Fans

Kelis will cook for fans at London's OnBlackheath Festival.The 35-year-old singer - whose sixth studio album 'Food' was released last year - is also a certified chef and has been booked to serve up treats...

Nicky Wire Backs Kanye West Over Richey Edwards Stunt

The rapper hit headlines in December (14) when he was photographed wearing a coat featuring a picture of Welsh musician Edwards, a founding member of the group, who has been missing for more...

Richey Edwards' Sister Laments 20th Anniversary Of Disappearance

The sister of tragic Manic Street Preachers star Richey Edwards expressed sorrow that her father died before finding out what happened to the star after he disappeared 20 years ago on Sunday (01Feb15).The Welsh guitarist...

20 Years Missing: Sister Of Manic Street Preachers Star Speaks Of Family Pain

Twenty years on since the unexplained disappearance of Manic Street Preachers guitarist Richey Edwards, his sister talks of the pain she and her family have gone through over the years, especially on the part of...

Manic Street Preachers Film Heading To Cinemas

A documentary charting the Manic Street Preachers' recent years is set to hit cinemas.The movie, titled No Manifesto: A Film About Manic Street Preachers, follows the Welsh rockers from 2005 onwards, capturing them backstage on...

Dom Gourlay's Top Albums Of 2014

10) Soft Walls - No TimeMulti-talented musician-cum-producer Dan Reeves divides his time playing in several bands with running a record label. This effort, his second as Soft Walls ranks as his finest collection to date....

Ben Walton's Top Albums Of 2014

10) Grant Nicholas - Yorktown HeightsFeeder's Grant Nicholas went down the familiar lead-singer-does-a-solo-album route this year, and the results weren't too bad in the end. Yorktown Heights is a more sombre and acoustic take on...

Manic Street Preachers Trek Mountain Range For Charity

Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers will endure a gruelling hike across Patagonia next year (15) to raise money for a cancer charity.Lead singer James Dean Bradfield and drummer Sean Moore will take part in a...

Manic Street Preachers Nominated For Welsh Music Prize

Manic Street Preachers will go head to head with Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys for the 2014 Welsh Music Prize.The rockers are on the shortlist for the award, which is billed as the Welsh...

Manic Street Preachers Confirm Holy Bible Gigs

Manic Street Preachers will perform 'The Holy Bible' in full in December.The 'Faster' rockers have confirmed plans to play all of their iconic 1994 record - which they were still promoting when rhythm guitarist and...

Manic Street Preachers Cancel V Appearance

Manic Street Preachers were forced to cancel their performance at the Virgin Media V Festival last night (16.08.14).The Welsh trio had been due to perform on the MTV stage at the Chelmsford leg of the...

Manic Street Preachers Axe Show After Plane Drama

Manic Street Preachers axed their planned performance at Britain's V Festival on Saturday (16Aug14) after they were left stranded in Hungary.The Welsh rockers were in the country for a gig at the Sziget Festival on...

Manic Street Preachers Eye Holy Bible Shows To Lay Ghost Of Richey Edwards To Rest

Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers are considering a concert tour featuring their 1994 album The Holy Bible to "draw a line" under the disappearance of guitarist Richey Edwards.Edwards vanished in 1995 prior to heading out...

Manic Street Preachers Plan 'Big' Album

Manic Street Preachers want to make ''the biggest f***ing rock record ever''.The Welsh trio have just released their 12th album, 'Futurology', which has been one of the most well-received of their career, but they...

Rudimental To Headline Our House At V Festival

Rudimental will headline the Our House Stage at Virgin Media's V Festival.The 'Feel the Love' hitmakers will take part in a sound-clash with Hospital Records (All Stars); London Elektricity, Danny Byrd, Fred V & Grafix...

Manic Street Preachers Named Most Lyrically Diverse As 'Futurology' Released

A tasty chunk of news for the music nerds: Manic Street Preachers have been found to be the most lyrically diverse act in a study of Welsh artists. Wales Online conducted the study to celebrate...

Manic Street Preachers Will Keep Going

Manic Street Preachers will keep performing until they are in ''wheelchairs''.The Welsh trio - who formed in 1989 - don't think any younger bands have emerged who can ''replace'' them so they can't ever see...

Manic Street Preachers Debut New Songs

Manic Street Preachers treated fans to three new songs at their London gigs this weekend.'Europa Geht Durch Mich', 'Futurology' - both of which were played throughout their current tour - and 'Let's Go To War'...

Blondie To Receive Nme Godlike Genius Award

Blondie are set to receive the NME Godlike Genius Award. The 'One Way Or Another' hitmakers will be recognised for their musical genius at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas on Wednesday, February...

Liam Gallagher And Bonehead Reunite At Jon Brookes Tribute Concert

Liam Gallagher was joined on stage by former Oasis guitarist Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs for first time in 14 years at the 'A Night For Jon Brookes' tribute concert.The two ex-bandmates played with Andy Bell, Chris...

Mumfords And Sons' Winston Marshall Joins Night For Jon Brookes Concert

Mumfords & Sons' Winston Marshall will perform at the tribute concert for The Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes.The folk rock band's banjo player and The Pretenders guitarist James Walbourn have joined the line-up for 'A Night...

The Sun Comes Out For Manic Street Preachers At Portmeirion's Festival No 6

Manic Street Preachers brought this year's Festival No 6 to a highly anticipated and triumphant close: a true reward for all those who'd braced the lashing rain and blasting gales throughout Sunday's stormy weather.Nicky Wire...

Manic Street Preachers Close Festival No.6

Manic Street Preachers closed Festival No.6 last night (15.09.13).The 'Show Me the Wonder' group gave a preview of tracks from their new album 'Rewind the Film' - released today (16.09.13) as they headlined the event...

James Blake Headlines Festival No, 6

James Blake headlined Festival No. 6 last night (13.09.13).The 'Limit Your Love' singer brought the first day of the festival to a close when he performed to fans in Portmeirion, north Wales.James - whose album...

A Week In Music, We Catch Up With Diiv's Cole, Icky Blossoms Unveil Their Self-titled Album And Cookie Monster Shows Restraint In Icona Pop Cover

A week in music videos... We caught up with Brooklyn band Diiv last week as they are currently enjoying the 2013 festival season. Talking to lead member Cole, he explained just how different it was...

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