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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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Manic Street Preachers To Perform Again

15th January 2012

Manic Street Preachers will still play live in 2012.The 'A Design for Life' group had planned to go on an indefinite hiatus after a huge show at London's the O2 last December - in which...

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Manic Street Preachers End Hiatus After Four Weeks

11th January 2012

Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers have axed their two-year hiatus after less than four weeks, announcing they will be playing gigs outside the U.K. this year (12).The Everything Must Go hitmakers told fans last year...

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Manic Street Preachers Play 38-Song Set For London Crowd

19th December 2011

The Manic Street Preachers treated fans to a massive 38-song set on Saturday night (17Dec11) to celebrate their lengthy career.The Welsh rockers headlined London's O2 Arena for the special Christmas show, their last concert for...

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Manic Street Preachers' Lyrical Struggle

11th November 2011

Manic Street Preachers are finding it "pretty tough" to remember all the words before their farewell show next month.Bassist Nicky Wire has been prompting singer James Bradfield on some of their lyrics as they prepare...

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Jeff Beck And Foo Fighters Lead Classic Rock Awards

10th November 2011

Guitar great Jeff Beck, the Foo Fighters and the Manic Street Preachers were among the big winners at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards in London on Wednesday night (09Nov11).Dave Grohl's group walked away...

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Nicky Wire Slams 'Cash Cow' Tv Talent Shows

30th October 2011

Manic Street Preachers star Nicky Wire is unimpressed with the rise in TV talent shows, insisting the "cash cow" programmes are creating "a waste of talent".The rocker took aim at Simon Cowell's The X Factor...

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Manic Street Preachers Plot 'Strip' Return

29th October 2011

Manic Street Preachers may return with a "strip act" after their hiatus.The Welsh rockers are planning a three-year break at the end of the year and frontman James Dean Bradfield is still unsure what direction...

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Wire Clears Up Manic Street Preachers Split Rumours

17th October 2011

Manic Street Preachers star Nicky Wire has dismissed speculation the band is planning to split, insisting their upcoming hiatus will help them discover a new sound.The Welsh group is launching a greatest hits package later...

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Manic Street Preachers Plan To Replace Bradfield

28th September 2011

Welsh rockers the Manic Street Preachers are planning to replace frontman James Dean Bradfield with a new singer when they return from their two-year hiatus.The A Design for Life hitmakers are celebrating their career by...

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Manic Street Preachers Reflecting Era Of Singles

22nd September 2011

Manic Street Preachers hope their new singles collection commemorates the "Indie Wars".The 'Some Kind of Nothingness' hitmakers are preparing for the release of 'National Treasures' - a compilation of the 38 singles they have released...

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Manic Street Preachers Donate Cash To Miners' Families

22nd September 2011

Manic Street Preachers have been praised for making a "substantial donation" to a fund for the grieving families of the four men who died in a mining tragedy in Wales.The Swansea Valley Miners Appeal Fund...

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Manic Street Preachers Think Singles Are Over

4th September 2011

Manic Street Preachers think releasing singles is a thing of the past. The Welsh rockers believe the music industry has changed massively since their inception in the late 1980s and they no longer think bands...

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Manic Street Preachers Nominated For New Welsh Music Prize

2nd September 2011

British rockers the Manic Street Preachers will compete against the likes of The Joy Formidable and Funeral For A Friend for the newly-established Welsh Music Prize.The award is designed as the equivalent to the U.K.'s...

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Manic Street Preachers Worried About Musical Return

1st September 2011

Manic Street Preachers are worried there will be no music industry left when they return from their hiatus.The 'Motorcycle Emptiness' group are to take a break for at least two years from 2012 after playing...

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Wire Casts Doubt On Future Of Manic Street Preachers

31st August 2011

Manic Street Preachers rocker Nicky Wire has cast doubt on the future of the band, revealing its latest album was a "wave goodbye".The Welsh group has announced it will be releasing a greatest hits package...

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Manic Street Preachers Struggle As Three Piece

12th August 2011

Nicky Wire admits it has been "hard" continuing Manic Street Preachers as a three-piece.The group's founding member Richey Edwards went missing in 1994 and though the band have continued their career - joined on stage...

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Manic Street Preachers To Release Pictorial History

26th July 2011

Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers are to release a book of photographs charting their 25-year career.The A Design for Life hitmakers formed in 1986 and went on to find huge mainstream success in the 1990s....

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The Things They Say 22397

26th July 2011

"We'll keep making albums as long as we're still bitter and angry and hate filled." Manic Street Preachers bassist Nicky Wire plans to rock 'til he drops.

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Amy Winehouse Joins The 27 Club

23rd July 2011

Amy Winehouse has become the latest high profile musician to join the infamous 27club. Winehouse was reportedly found dead at a flat in Camden (London) by police after a call was made to emergency services...

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Manic Street Preachers To Host Royal Jubilee Alternative

4th July 2011

Manic Street Preachers will play a concert as an alternative to Britain's Diamond Royal Jubilee next year.The Welsh 'A Design for Life' group were initially planning a year off in 2012, but bass player Nicky...

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Edwards' Sister To Speak To Parliament At Inquiry

14th June 2011

The sister of vanished Manic Street Preachers rocker Richey Edwards is set to urge Members of Parliament in the U.K. to offer more support for families of missing persons.The guitarist disappeared from London in 1995...

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Manic Street Preachers Bassist Prepares Book

16th March 2011

Manic Street Preachers bassist Nicky Wire is releasing a picture book of the group's history. The bass player has been taking polaroid photos throughout the band's 25-year-career which have been collected into two volumes, the...

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Eminem And Arctic Monkeys To Headline V Festival

1st March 2011

Eminem and Arctic Monkeys will headline this year's V Festival.The 'Not Afraid' rapper tops the bill alongside the 'I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor' rockers at this year's event, which takes place across...

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Wire Slams British Library Closures

9th February 2011

MANIC STREET PREACHERS star NICKY WIRE is fuming about the potential closure of public libraries in the U.K., branding it "a direct attack" on one of the few "truly remarkable" British institutions.The bassist was saddened...

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Manic Street Preachers 'Distraught' Over Chart Failure

4th February 2011

Welsh rockers MANIC STREET PREACHERS felt "distraught" when their last single failed to scrape into the U.K. top 40 chart.The band's second release from their Postcards From A Young Man album hit stores in December...

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Bradfield Terrified Heroes Would Turn Him Down

13th January 2011

MANIC STREET PREACHERS frontman JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD was nervous about asking a number of his music idols to work on the band's latest album - because he was convinced they would turn him down.The Welsh...

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Godlike Genius Dave Grohl

11th January 2011

Dave Grohl is to be crowned a Godlike Genius.The Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer will be handed the accolade in London next month at music magazine NME's annual awards ceremony.Upon hearing he will...

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