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Nicky Wire Blasts Current Music Scene

Nicky Wire lies awake at night worrying about the future of rock n' roll.The Manic Street Preachers bassist has blasted the current music scene, claiming there are no longer any individual or iconic stars.He said:...

Wire Praises Jean's Haiti Bid

MANIC STREET PREACHERS bassist NICKY WIRE has praised WYCLEF JEAN for his presidential bid in Haiti - insisting the hip-hop star showed "an unbelievable amount of bravery" for venturing into politics.Jean hit the headlines last...

Manic Street Preachers Perform Intimate Gig

Manic Street Preachers performed to just 300 people last night (05.08.10).The Welsh trio launched their forthcoming album 'Postcards from a Young Man' with the intimate show at Hammersmith Working Men's Club in west London, previewing...

Manic Street Preachers Still Relevant

Manic Street Preachers feel lucky they're still "pretty relevant'.The Welsh rockers - who released debut album 'Generation Terrorists' in 1992 - know it is difficult to have a long career and still hold on to...

Manic Street Preachers' Missing Guitarist Is Focus Of New Novel

A fictional book based on the life of missing MANIC STREET PREACHERS guitarist RICHEY EDWARDS is set for release later this year (10).The troubled rocker vanished from the Embassy Hotel in London in 1995. His...

Manic Street Preachers' Hidden Songs

Manic Street Preachers have material "no one will ever see".The group penned several tracks in the aftermath of guitarist Richey Edwards' disappearance in 1995 but bassist-and-lyricist Nicky Wire doesn't feel they were "very good" as...

Sheen To Star In Manics Video

Welsh rockers MANIC STREET PREACHERS have recruited a Hollywood star for their next music video - MICHAEL SHEEN has agreed to play chess champion GARRY KASPAROV in the new promo.The Welsh actor, who has become...

Manic Street Preachers' 'Awe-inspiring' Collaboration

Manic Street Preachers found collaborating with ex Guns N' Roses star Duff McKagan "awe-inspiring".Lead guitarist James Dean Bradfield revealed having the iconic bassist - who currently fronts both Velvet Revolver and Jane's Addiction - appear...

Wire Writing Doctor Who Episode

MANIC STREET PREACHERS star NICKY WIRE is taking his obsession with DOCTOR WHO to the next level - he is writing a script for the cult British sci-fi show.The rocker admits he has been spending...

Edwards' Sister Questions Missing Rocker's Presumed Death

The sister of missing MANIC STREET PREACHERS rocker RICHEY EDWARDS still feels "a residue of hope" he is alive and well - even though the musician was legally declared dead in 2008.The troubled guitarist vanished...

Blur Are Glastonbury's Best

Blur's headlining slot at Glastonbury last year has been voted the best performance at the festival in 40 years.BBC 6 Music radio presenter Lauren Laverne revealed the British indie group - which consists of Damon...

Stuart Cable Has Died

Former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable has died.The 40-year-old musician - who was sacked from the band in 2003 - was found dead at his home in Aberdare, South Wales this morning (07.06.10)Emergency services arrived at...

Wire Hits Back In O'brien War Of Words

MANIC STREET PREACHERS rocker NICKY WIRE has fuelled a war of words with RADIOHEAD's ED O BRIEN - he launched a furious tirade against the guitarist during a gig on Thursday (18Feb10).The bass player was...

Music God Paul Weller

Paul Weller will be named Godlike Genius at this year's NME Awards. The musician - who was a key figure in the Mod revival movement of the 70s in Britain - will receive the annually...

Manic Street Preachers' Us Battle

Manic Street Preachers are desperate to conquer America.The British band - who have sold millions of records around the world - say they could lose £50,000 on their US tour, which they hope will make...

Shirley Bassey Sings Chiefs Song

Dame Shirley Bassey has recorded a song by Kaiser Chiefs on her comeback album.The legendary Welsh vocalist, whose career has spanned 50 years, performs a collection of tracks written by modern songwriters for 'The Performance',...

Arctic Monkeys Avoid Bands

Arctic Monkeys have been blasted for their unfriendly attitude at the Reading Festival.The 'Crying Lightning' rockers - who headlined the music event on Saturday (29.08.09) - have come under fire for their insistence on a...

Manic Street Preachers' New Direction

Manic Street Preachers are planning a "heavy metal Motown" album.The 'Design For Life' hitmakers are preparing to return to the studio to work on the follow up to the critically acclaimed 'Journal For Plague Lovers'...

Manic Street Preachers Seek Joy

Manic Street Preachers want to bring more "joy" to their music after their "exhausting" current album.The group have just finished a UK tour which saw them perform latest LP 'Journal For Plague Lovers' - featuring...

Yoko Ono Wins Mojo

Yoko Ono claims John Lennon would not have been surprised that she won a major music honour.The widow of the late Beatles legend was handed a Lifetime Achievement gong - her first ever music award...

Wire Blames Back Injury For Subdued Gig

MANIC STREET PREACHERS star NICKY WIRE has apologised to fans for his lacklustre performance at a show on Tuesday night (26May09) - a back injury prevented him from rocking out.The bassist played an unusually subdued...

Cerys Matthews To Duet With Manics

Cerys Matthews is to duet with the Manic Street Preachers.The Catatonia singer and the 'Design For Life' rockers are planning to meet in a studio in their native Wales later this year and see if...

Manics Blast Censors Over Cover Art Row

MANIC STREET PREACHERS frontman JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD is baffled by the decision to censor the band's new album cover - insisting critics have misunderstood the artwork. A number of stores in the band's native U.K. are...

Supermarkets To Censor Manic Street Preachers Album Cover

The cover of the new Manic Street Preachers album will be censored in supermarkets as its painted artwork has been ruled "inappropriate".Journal for Plague Lovers, the Welsh band's ninth album, features a portrait by artist...

By on 15 May 2009

Nicky Wire Wanted To Bury New Manics Album

NICKY WIRE tried to convince fellow members of the MANIC STREET PREACHERS to ditch an album based on the lyrics of RICHEY EDWARDS.EDWARDS, who was the main songwriter for the band until his disappearance in...

By on 11 May 2009

Brit Band Use Chef As Inspiration

BRITISH SEA POWER have revealed that the inspiration for one of the songs on their forthcoming album came from an unusual source – famed seafood chef Rick Stein.In an interview with NME, the group's guitarist...

By on 21 April 2009

Manic Street Preachers Pull Political Tune

Welsh rockers MANIC STREET PREACHERS have ordered a far-right wing political party to stop using one of their songs in a publicity campaign. The band's 1998 single If You Tolerate This, Your Children Will Be Next...

Killers And Coldplay Confirmed For One-off War Child Show

Coldplay and the Killers will take to the stage for an exclusive charity concert next month, it has been announced.The two bands have signed up for a one-off show in aid of the War Child...

By on 28 January 2009

Crystal Castles And White Lies Confirmed For Nme Big Gig

Rising stars Crystal Castles and White Lies have been added to the lineup for the Shockwaves NME awards Big Gig, it has been announced.Having been announced as the next recipients of the Godlike Geniuses prize...

By on 15 December 2008

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