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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

Manic Street Preachers-headlined Festival Scrapped

A Thai festival due to be headlined by MANIC STREET PREACHERS has been cancelled - less than 24 hours before it was due to take place. The Welsh rockers were expected to take to the...

Missing Manics Star Officially Presumed Dead

The family of missing MANIC STREET PREACHERS rocker RICHEY EDWARDS have had him legally presumed dead - 13 years after he disappeared. The troubled musician vanished from the Embassy Hotel in London on 1 February...

Manic Guitarist Richey Edwards Officially 'Presumed Dead'

A Manic Street Preachers spokesperson has confirmed that missing guitarist Richey Edwards has been officially declared "presumed dead".The Welsh musician disappeared on February 1st 1995, aged 27.Though numerous supposed sightings have been reported across the...

By on 24 November 2008

Manics Working On 'Richey' Album

Welsh rockers MANIC STREET PREACHERS are working on a new album dedicated to their missing guitarist RICHEY EDWARDS. The band are currently recording their ninth LP, and they have revealed that all of the songs...

Manics 'Using Richey Edwards' Lyrics'

THE MANIC STREET PREACHERS have revealed they are working on anew album which features lyrics written by missing member Richey Edwards.Edwards has been missing since February 1st 1995, with many people suspecting he committed suicide...

By on 05 November 2008

The Cure To Headline Nme Awards Big Gig At O2

Robert Smith will take to the stage at London's O2 Arena as the Cure headline the Shockwaves NME awards Big Gig, it has been announced.Having been announced as the next recipients of the Godlike Geniuses...

By on 05 November 2008

Wire Hits Out At Star Collaborations

MANIC STREET PREACHERS star NICKY WIRE has blasted musicians who collaborate with each other, branding the projects "pointless". The Welsh rockers have recorded songs with former porn star Traci Lords and The Cardigans vocalist Nina...

Manics Producer: Dragon's Den Contract Is Clever

The decision of indie band Hamfatter to seek a record contract on Dragon's Den is a "clever idea", according to one of the UK's best producers. The Cambridge-based band appeared on the BBC2 show on Monday...

By on 24 July 2008

Killers, Metallica And Rage To Headline Reading, Leeds

The Killers, Metallica and Rage Against the Machine have been announced as this year's headline acts for the Reading and Leeds festivals.The three groups will stagger performances across the main stages at each venue during...

By on 31 March 2008

Ronson To Team Up With The Chiefs

DJ and producer MARK RONSON is to work with the KAISER CHIEFS on their next album, it has been reported.According to the Mirror, the BRIT AWARD winning star is to produce the band's follow-up to...

By on 28 February 2008

Manics Plan A Kylie Collaboration

Welsh rockers MANIC STREET PREACHERS are planning to perform a show-stopping duet with KYLIE MINOGUE at next year's (08) NME Awards. The band - who have been crowned 2008's Godlike Geniuses by the British music...

Manics Want To Perform With Kylie

The MANIC STREET PREACHERS would like KYLIE MINOGUE to join them on stage when they perform at the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig in February.Speaking to NME, NICKY WIRE, the band's bassist and lyricist, said:...

By on 20 December 2007

Manics Given 'Godlike Genius Award'

Welsh rockers MANIC STREET PREACHERS are to be honoured with British music magazine NME's highest accolade - the Godlike Genius Award. The band follow in the footsteps of Primal Scream, Ian Brown, the Clash, New...

Manics Named Godlike Geniuses

The Manic Street Preachers are to receive the Godlike Genius accolade at the 2008 Shockwave NME awards, it has been revealed.The Welsh three-piece will receive the honour in February for their outstanding contribution to music.After...

By on 18 December 2007

Manics Accuse Radiohead Of 'Ruining Music'

Welsh rockers MANIC STREET PREACHERS have slammed RADIOHEAD for ruining the music industry. Radiohead stunned the record business last month (Oct07) by releasing In Rainbows as a digital download and allowing customers to choose their...

Manics Treat Fans With Free Single

MANIC STREET PREACHERS are celebrating the holidays by giving fans a free Christmas single. The rockers have made the track Ghost Of Christmas available for fans to download for free on their website. Bassist...

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