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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...

Manics And Bragg End Rift

Welsh rockers MANIC STREET PREACHERS have patched up their rift with singer BILLY BRAGG, after they fell out over a portable toilet. Bragg, 49, taunted the Manics after they turned up at British music festival...

Manics Shelve Festive Single

Welsh rockers MANIC STREET PREACHERS have shelved plans to release a Christmas single - insisting the song is too "cheesy". The band were hoping to release the unnamed track in time for the festive season,...

Arctic Monkeys Named World's Best Act

The Arctic Monkeys have been named the best act in the world today at the 2007 Q Music awards.The Sheffield band beat some heavyweight competition for the prize, scooping the gong ahead of the Killers,...

By on 08 October 2007

Winehouse Up Against Monkeys And Kaisers At Qs

Amy Winehouse's Back to Black has again been nominated for a best record of the year award.The troubled singer's album has been put up for a gong at this year's Q Awards, for which nominations...

By on 13 September 2007

Wire Blasts 'Deplorable' Snow Patrol

MANIC STREET PREACHERS rocker NICKY WIRE finds it difficult to understand how a band as "utterly deplorable" as SNOW PATROL can be so popular. Wire will be keeping his distance from Snow Patrol at the...

Manics Legend Lays Into Snow Patrol

Manic Street Preachers guitarist Nicky Wire has laid into fellow V Festival headliners Snow Patrol, calling them "utterly deplorable".The Manics will play the Channel 4 stage at V this weekend, but Wire is not planning...

By on 17 August 2007

Fflam Festival Cancelled

Swansea's Fflam music festival has been cancelled after scheduling problems prevented a rearranged date for the event being implemented.Fflam had previously been planned for July 13th to July 15th, but "consistently bad weather conditions" meant...

By on 03 August 2007

Rihanna Slips From Number One Perch

Timbaland's The Way I Are has finally ended Rihanna's ten-week stay at the top of the UK singles chart.The Barbadian singer's Umbrella was the first hit to spend ten weeks at number one since Wet...

By on 30 July 2007

Fflam Festival Postponed

Wales' Fflam festival has been postponed due to "consistently bad weather conditions" threatening to turn the event into a mud bath.The Swansea event was due to take place over three days from July 13th to...

By on 05 July 2007

Glastonbury Ends On A High

Rock legends The Who closed out this year's Glastonbury festival which has seen about 180,000 people brave regular downpours and muddy conditions to witness the world's largest greenfield music and arts festival. Glastonbury founder Michael...

By on 25 June 2007

Death At Glastonbury

A festival-goer has died at Glastonbury after being found unconscious in the early hours yesterday, police have confirmed.The 26-year-old man from the Midlands died at Yeovil District Hospital on Saturday evening from a suspected drug-related...

By on 24 June 2007

Wire Apologises For Glastonbury Comment

MANIC STREET PREACHERS rocker NICKY WIRE has apologised for making a derogatory comment about England's legendary Glastonbury festival - and insists it was a joke. The Welsh rocker told the crowd at the event in...

Sun Cream And Wellies At Glasto

Glastonbury festival-goers look set to require a mix of "sun cream and wellie boots" according to the Met Office.A heavy bout of rainfall is not expected to descend upon the event, as it did in...

By on 18 June 2007

Man Dies At Scottish Rock Festival

A man has died after being discovered unconscious in his car at a festival headlined by THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS and MANIC STREET PREACHERS in the Scottish Highlands. Passers-by found the 39-year-old just after midnight at...

Glastonbury Lineup Unveiled

Arctic Monkeys, the Killers and the Who have all been confirmed as the headline acts at this year's Glastonbury festival.Festival organisers have revealed the lineup for the summer's premier festival, with Kaiser Chiefs, Paul Weller,...

By on 01 June 2007

Manic Street Preachers' Emotional Return To London Venue

Welsh rockers the MANIC STREET PREACHERS made an emotional return to London venue Astoria on Wednesday night (30May07) - 13 years after their last performance there. The band's last show at the venue in 1994...

Manic Street Preachers Split Over Arcade Fire

MANIC STREET PREACHERS guitarist JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD has heaped praise on fellow rockers ARCADE FIRE - much to the disapproval of his bandmates. Bradfield reveals he and bassist Nicky Wire often argue over the musical...

Manics Slam British Music Scene

Welsh rockers the MANIC STREET PREACHERS have slammed the British music scene - insisting they don't want their children to listen to their music peers. Bassist Nicky Wire singles out Scottish group Franz Ferdinand for...

Thrills And Mcfly Added To V Festival Line-up

The Thrills and McFly have been added to the V Festival line-up taking place in Chelmsford and Staffordshire.Irish band the Thrills will release their third album Teenager this year and will play V after four...

By on 22 May 2007

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