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 talents of the Canadian group, which he compares to Bruce Springsteen's backing band.
Wire tells London's Time Out magazine, "They just remind me of buskers. Those buskers you get in Covent Garden (London) - all you need is a f**king juggler on stage and you got the whole lot."
But Bradfield disagrees: "I like them. I think they're the only band who have updated that Bruce Springsteen E-Street Band ethic."