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Manic Street Preachers Will Keep Going

10th May 2014

Manic Street Preachers will keep performing until they are in ''wheelchairs''.The Welsh trio - who formed in 1989 - don't think any younger bands have emerged who can ''replace'' them so they can't ever see...

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Manic Street Preachers Debut New Songs

13th April 2014

Manic Street Preachers treated fans to three new songs at their London gigs this weekend.'Europa Geht Durch Mich', 'Futurology' - both of which were played throughout their current tour - and 'Let's Go To War'...

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Blondie To Receive Nme Godlike Genius Award

4th February 2014

Blondie are set to receive the NME Godlike Genius Award. The 'One Way Or Another' hitmakers will be recognised for their musical genius at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas on Wednesday, February...

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Liam Gallagher And Bonehead Reunite At Jon Brookes Tribute Concert

19th October 2013

Liam Gallagher was joined on stage by former Oasis guitarist Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs for first time in 14 years at the 'A Night For Jon Brookes' tribute concert.The two ex-bandmates played with Andy Bell, Chris...

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Mumfords And Sons' Winston Marshall Joins Night For Jon Brookes Concert

18th October 2013

Mumfords & Sons' Winston Marshall will perform at the tribute concert for The Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes.The folk rock band's banjo player and The Pretenders guitarist James Walbourn have joined the line-up for 'A Night...

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The Things They Say: 3881112

25th September 2013

"If he were around today, Richey would be the insane male version of Lady Gaga. Sky News would be buzzing over him in a Skycoptor and he would have the world's biggest Twitter following. Or...

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The Sun Comes Out For Manic Street Preachers At Portmeirion's Festival No 6

By Lauren James | 16th September 2013

Manic Street Preachers brought this year's Festival No 6 to a highly anticipated and triumphant close: a true reward for all those who'd braced the lashing rain and blasting gales throughout Sunday's stormy weather.Nicky Wire...

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Manic Street Preachers Close Festival No.6

16th September 2013

Manic Street Preachers closed Festival No.6 last night (15.09.13).The 'Show Me the Wonder' group gave a preview of tracks from their new album 'Rewind the Film' - released today (16.09.13) as they headlined the event...

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James Blake Headlines Festival No, 6

14th September 2013

James Blake headlined Festival No. 6 last night (13.09.13).The 'Limit Your Love' singer brought the first day of the festival to a close when he performed to fans in Portmeirion, north Wales.James - whose album...

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A Week In Music, We Catch Up With Diiv's Cole, Icky Blossoms Unveil Their Self-titled Album And Cookie Monster Shows Restraint In Icona Pop Cover

By Holly Williams | 7th August 2013

A week in music videos... We caught up with Brooklyn band Diiv last week as they are currently enjoying the 2013 festival season. Talking to lead member Cole, he explained just how different it was...

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A Week In Music, Manic Street Preachers Get Nostalgic, Dj Muggs Returns Solo And Thom Yorke Throws A Spotify Strop

By Holly Williams | 16th July 2013

A week in music videos... Manic Street Preachers teamed up with Richard Hawley for the nostalgic title track from their upcoming new album 'Rewind The Film'. It has that classic Preachers mix of anthemic melodies...

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Manic Street Preachers Fuming Over English Defence League Song Use

12th July 2013

Welsh rockers the Manic Street Preachers have reportedly ordered members of a controversial U.K. protest group to stop using one of the band's songs to promote an upcoming rally.Members of the extreme right-wing English Defence...

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James Dean Bradfield: 'My Voice Wasn't Good Enough For New Tracks'

10th July 2013

Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers brought in guest vocalists to collaborate on their latest album as frontman James Dean Bradfield was convinced his voice wasn't good enough for the new songs.The trio collaborated with artists...

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Manic Street Preachers Record Anti-thatcher Song

10th July 2013

Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers have revealed new track 30 Year War is an anti-Margaret Thatcher protest song.The trio wrote the "angry" song before the former British Prime Minister died earlier this year (13)....

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Manic Street Preachers Unveil Rewind The Film

8th July 2013

Manic Street Preachers have premiered their new single 'Rewind The Film'.The 'A Design for Life' band have announced their 11th studio album, also called 'Rewind The Film', and previewed the first track from it, a...

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Manic Street Preachers Perform With Rugby Player

30th June 2013

Manic Street Preachers took to the stage with an extra guitar player after recruiting Welsh rugby star Jamie Roberts for a gig in Melbourne, Australia.The band is currently Down Under to play a series of...

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Manic Street Preachers: Richard Hawley Is 'Great'

7th June 2013

Manic Street Preachers think Richard Hawley is a ''great man''.The 'A Design For Life' band are working hard on a follow up from 2010 album 'Postcards from a Young Man' and are thrilled with the...

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Manic Street Preachers Making 'Acoustic Soul' Album

1st June 2013

The Manic Street Preachers are working on an ''acoustic soul'' album.The 'If You Tolerate This, Your Children Will Be Next' group have dropped their original plan to record a huge album called '70 Songs of...

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Manic Street Preachers To Tour Australia With Rugby Team

1st May 2013

Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers will tour Australia this summer (13) so they can follow their favourite rugby team's progress in a tournament Down Under.The band will play a number of dates in the country...

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Richey Edwards' Sister Relieved After Missing Persons Law Change

29th March 2013

The sister of vanished Manic Street Preachers rocker Richey Edwards has spoken of her relief after a new law allowing relatives of missing persons to take over their finances was passed in the U.K.The Welsh...

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Manic Street Preachers Excited By New Song

28th March 2013

Manic Street Preachers are ''very excited'' to have collaborated with Cate Le Bon.The 'Faster' hitmakers - who are made up of frontman James Dean Bradfield, bassist Nicky Wire and drummer Sean Moore - have been...

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Manic Street Preachers Announce UK Return

7th March 2013

Manic Street Preachers have announced their first UK show in almost two years.The 'A Design for Life' band will play a one-off exclusive performance at Festival No.6, breaking their two- year exile from the British...

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Manic Street Preachers Return With Homecoming Show

7th March 2013

Rockers Manic Street Preachers are ending their self-imposed U.K. hiatus after almost two years to headline a festival in their native Wales.The Everything Must Go hitmakers bid farewell to their British fans in December, 2011...

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In Light Of Courtney Love Covering Jay Z's '99 Problems': Five Most Unlikely Cover Versions

By Hayley Avron | 29th January 2013

Courtney Love doesn’t have much of a track record when it comes to cover versions. With her band Hole, she would often play a version of Guns N Roses’ ‘Paradise City’ that she would abandon...

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Manic Street Preachers To Release New Album In 2014

14th November 2012

Manic Street Preachers are planning to release their 11th studio album in early 2014. James Dean Bradfield, the group's lead vocalist and guitarist, insists the 'Design For Life' hitmakers' next record is ''much better'' than...

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Bono & Bradfield Team Up With Herbert Groenemeyer For First English Album

14th November 2012

German pop superstar Herbert Groenemeyer has teamed up with Bono and Manic Street Preachers frontman James Dean Bradfield for his first English-language album.I Walk will feature many of the beloved German star's hits translated into...

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The Things They Say 25619

2nd July 2012

"I'm really pleased for them. I'm thrilled because they are one of the greatest bands ever. Them, the Sex Pistols and Dexys (Midnight Runners) are the three reformations I really respect. There's a lot of...

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Kylie Minogue Gets Emotional Over Silver Clef Award

29th June 2012

Kylie Minogue was ''emotional'' as she picked up an award at the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards today (29.06.12).The Australian singer was honoured with the 25th Anniversary O2 Silver Clef award in recognition of...

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Edwards' Sister Backs Changes To Missing Persons Law

22nd February 2012

The sister of vanished Manic Street Preachers rocker Richey Edwards is backing a change in the U.K. law to allow families of missing persons to access their finances.A new report recommends a single certificate declaring...

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Nicky Wire Loves God Save The Queen

11th February 2012

Nicky Wire is a huge fan of John Lydon's lyrics. The Manic Street Preachers bass player counts the lyrics of the Sex Pistols 'God Save the Queen' as his favourite, and loves the venom and...

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