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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

Mcfly End Divas' Reign

Pop band McFly have scored their seventh number one single after beating Beyonce and Shakira's Beautiful Liar to the top of the UK chart.Double A-side Baby's Coming Back/Transylvania pushes the divas' joint effort into second,...

By on 14 May 2007

Ronson Confirmed For V Festival

Superstar producer Mark Ronson has been added to the Virgin Festival bill along with former Sugababe Mutya Buena.Ronson will be bringing the highly successful remix and cover album Version to the masses in what is...

By on 08 May 2007

Manics' Chart Push Not Enough

Beyonce and Shakira have seen off a major threat from the Manic Street Preachers at the top of the UK singles chart.The duet's Beautiful Liar, which reached number one last week, outsold the Manics' Your...

By on 07 May 2007

Manics Set For Diva Chart Battle

Alt rock favourites Manic Street Preachers are in a neck and neck battle for number one spot in this week's singles chart with Beyonce and Shakira.Your Love is Not Enough is the Manics first single...

By on 05 May 2007

Oasis Song Voted Greatest Indie Anthem

Oasis have topped a poll of the greatest indie anthems ever with their classic song Live Forever taken from their debut album Definitely Maybe.The Noel Gallagher-penned tune has long been a staple in the band's...

By on 03 May 2007

Bradfield Suffers Hand Injury

MANIC STREET PREACHERS star JAMES STREET BRADFIELD's forthcoming tour was in doubt after he nearly chopped his finger off while slicing bread. The Welsh rocker was rushed to a London hospital after the accident last...

Manic Street Preacher Cuban Compliment

MANIC STREET PREACHERS were left bemused after Cuban leader FIDEL CASTRO called the music "louder than war". The Welsh trio were granted a meeting with Castro during a visit to the Communist country in 2001....

Albarn Turns Radio Dj

Former BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN is turning his hand to DJ-ing with a two-hour radio show. The singer, currently fronting THE GOOD, THE BAD + THE QUEEN, will host the slot on Britain's XFM on...

Manic Street Preacher Advises Against Drugs

Welsh rocker NICKY WIRE has advised wannabe music stars to dabble in drugs before hitting the big time. The clean-living MANIC STREET PREACHERS star confesses he's avoided illegal substances throughout his 20-year music career. He...

Keane Head Major Welsh Music Festival

Keane are to headline Wales' first major music festival this summer.Fflam, the Welsh word for flame, aims to be the country's equivalent of Scotland's hugely successful T in the Park.Placebo will headline on Saturday and...

By on 12 March 2007

Bands Lined Up For First Welsh Music Festival

MANIC STREET PREACHERS, KEANE and FEEDER have been lined up to headline the first music festival staged in Wales. More then 50 bands will perform across four stages at Singleton Park, Swansea from 13 to...

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