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Manic Street Preachers Think Singles Are Over

Manic Street Preachers think releasing singles is a thing of the past. The Welsh rockers believe the music industry has changed massively since their inception in the late 1980s and they no longer think bands...

Manic Street Preachers Nominated For New Welsh Music Prize

British rockers the Manic Street Preachers will compete against the likes of The Joy Formidable and Funeral For A Friend for the newly-established Welsh Music Prize.The award is designed as the equivalent to the U.K.'s...

Manic Street Preachers Worried About Musical Return

Manic Street Preachers are worried there will be no music industry left when they return from their hiatus.The 'Motorcycle Emptiness' group are to take a break for at least two years from 2012 after playing...

Wire Casts Doubt On Future Of Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers rocker Nicky Wire has cast doubt on the future of the band, revealing its latest album was a "wave goodbye".The Welsh group has announced it will be releasing a greatest hits package...

Manic Street Preachers Struggle As Three Piece

Nicky Wire admits it has been "hard" continuing Manic Street Preachers as a three-piece.The group's founding member Richey Edwards went missing in 1994 and though the band have continued their career - joined on stage...

Manic Street Preachers To Release Pictorial History

Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers are to release a book of photographs charting their 25-year career.The A Design for Life hitmakers formed in 1986 and went on to find huge mainstream success in the 1990s....

Amy Winehouse Joins The 27 Club

Amy Winehouse has become the latest high profile musician to join the infamous 27club. Winehouse was reportedly found dead at a flat in Camden (London) by police after a call was made to emergency services...

Manic Street Preachers To Host Royal Jubilee Alternative

Manic Street Preachers will play a concert as an alternative to Britain's Diamond Royal Jubilee next year.The Welsh 'A Design for Life' group were initially planning a year off in 2012, but bass player Nicky...

Edwards' Sister To Speak To Parliament At Inquiry

The sister of vanished Manic Street Preachers rocker Richey Edwards is set to urge Members of Parliament in the U.K. to offer more support for families of missing persons.The guitarist disappeared from London in 1995...

Manic Street Preachers Bassist Prepares Book

Manic Street Preachers bassist Nicky Wire is releasing a picture book of the group's history. The bass player has been taking polaroid photos throughout the band's 25-year-career which have been collected into two volumes, the...

Eminem And Arctic Monkeys To Headline V Festival

Eminem and Arctic Monkeys will headline this year's V Festival.The 'Not Afraid' rapper tops the bill alongside the 'I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor' rockers at this year's event, which takes place across...

Wire Slams British Library Closures

MANIC STREET PREACHERS star NICKY WIRE is fuming about the potential closure of public libraries in the U.K., branding it "a direct attack" on one of the few "truly remarkable" British institutions.The bassist was saddened...

Manic Street Preachers 'Distraught' Over Chart Failure

Welsh rockers MANIC STREET PREACHERS felt "distraught" when their last single failed to scrape into the U.K. top 40 chart.The band's second release from their Postcards From A Young Man album hit stores in December...

Bradfield Terrified Heroes Would Turn Him Down

MANIC STREET PREACHERS frontman JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD was nervous about asking a number of his music idols to work on the band's latest album - because he was convinced they would turn him down.The Welsh...

Godlike Genius Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl is to be crowned a Godlike Genius.The Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer will be handed the accolade in London next month at music magazine NME's annual awards ceremony.Upon hearing he will...

Bradfield Slams 'Depressing' Modern Music

MANIC STREET PREACHERS frontman JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD has branded the modern music industry "depressing", because the charts are full of pop and "gap year music".The Welsh musician fears most upcoming rock groups will only enjoy...

Kylie Minogue Hoped For Primal Scream Collaboration

Kylie Minogue wanted to work with Primal Scream.The Australian singer - who has previously collaborated with artists including Nick Cave and Manic Street Preachers - approached the 'Loaded' hitmakers to write a track for her,...

Wire Quits Drinking After Health Scare

MANIC STREET PREACHERS rocker NICKY WIRE has curbed his wild ways and quit drinking after suffering health problems with his liver and stomach.The British bassist gave up booze six months ago after he experienced gastro-intestinal...

Manic Street Preachers Reluctant Sobriety

Manic Street Preachers' Nicky Wire thinks it's "really f***ing boring" not drinking. The bassist with the '(It's Not War) Just the End of Love' rockers gave up drinking around six months ago, after experiencing gastro-intestinal...

Radiohead Score Best Album Of Last 25 Years

Radiohead's 'OK Computer' has been voted the best album of the last 25 years. The British indie group topped the list of the best 250 albums released between 1986 and 2011 - beating U2, Nirvana,...

Manic Street Preachers Plot Hatred And Failure In 2011

Manic Street Preachers are planning to release a new album of "pure indulgence" next year, says Nicky Wire. The bassist with the '(It's Not War) Just the End of Love' group said they already have...

Manic Street Preachers Plot 'Hatred And Failure' In 2011

Manic Street Preachers are planning to release a new album of "pure indulgence" next year. The bassist with the '(It's Not War) Just the End of Love' group said they already have a title for...

Manic Street Preachers Scrap More Shows

Welsh rockers MANIC STREET PREACHERS have scrapped two more concerts as frontman JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD battles laryngitis.The band cancelled a show in Birmingham, England on Tuesday night (26Oct10) after the singer fell sick. They were...

Manic Street Preachers Postpone Gig

Welsh rockers MANIC STREET PREACHERS postponed a gig in Birmingham, England on Tuesday night (26Oct10) due to illness.The band was set to perform at the Academy venue as part of its ongoing U.K. tour but...

Manic Street Preachers Make Coastal Return

Manic Street Preachers performed in Southend for the first time in 17 years last night (20.10.10).The Welsh rockers were thrilled to be back in the English seaside resort, and thanked the audience for being as...

Wire's Rock Cards Collection

MANIC STREET PREACHERS rocker NICKY WIRE has a valuable collection of postcards featuring personal notes from stars including JOHN LYDON and MORRISSEY.The bassist was a music-mad child and constantly begged his parents to take him...

Kylie's Killers Duet

Kylie Minogue wants to record a duet with Brandon Flowers.The Australian pop star is a huge fan of The Killers frontman and thinks the combination of his synthesiser-inspired tunes and her vocals would be a...

Example Inundated With Underwear

Example said he's had enough bras thrown onstage to "build a house" out of. The 'Last Ones Standing' singer said he's surprised by the amount of female underwear that gets thrown at him during performances,...

Wire's Concerns Over New Manics Album

Rocker NICKY WIRE is worried the upcoming MANIC STREET PREACHERS album will flop - because he's convinced the band has made its new material too commercial.The group has been busy in the studio recording tracks...

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