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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

The Things They Say 7455

"PUBLIC ENEMY - get CHUCK D to get that (award) because I think he's a true inspiration. Best rapper ever." MANIC STREET PREACHERS bassist NICKY WIRE wants the legendary rap group to win the 2009...

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

Fascinating Fact 4534

Mystery still surrounds MANIC STREET PREACHERS' troubled guitarist RICHEY EDWARDS, who disappeared in 1995. Edwards, who was burdened with many troubles including alcoholism, self-harming and anorexia, is still regarded as a missing person. Supposed sightings...

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

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Lady Gaga Receive Contemporary Icon Award Songwriters Hall Fame

Lady Gaga will be honoured by the Songwriters Hall of Fame when she receives their Contemporary Icon Award in a ceremony on 19th June.

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Bruce Jenner Interview: What We Learned From Former Olympian's Diane Sawyer Special

After months of intrigue and speculation Bruce Jenner’s two hour sit-down with Diane Sawyer aired on ABC Friday night.

Steven Moffat Talks 'Doctor Who' Movie: "There's Money To Be Made But That's Not The Point"

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Is Tom Cruise Ready To Face The Music In Disney's 'Bob The Musical'?

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