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Stuart Cable Has Died

7th June 2010

Former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable has died.The 40-year-old musician - who was sacked from the band in 2003 - was found dead at his home in Aberdare, South Wales this morning (07.06.10)Emergency services arrived at...

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Wire Hits Back In O'brien War Of Words

19th February 2010

MANIC STREET PREACHERS rocker NICKY WIRE has fuelled a war of words with RADIOHEAD's ED O BRIEN - he launched a furious tirade against the guitarist during a gig on Thursday (18Feb10).The bass player was...

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Music God Paul Weller

9th February 2010

Paul Weller will be named Godlike Genius at this year's NME Awards. The musician - who was a key figure in the Mod revival movement of the 70s in Britain - will receive the annually...

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Manic Street Preachers' Us Battle

2nd November 2009

Manic Street Preachers are desperate to conquer America.The British band - who have sold millions of records around the world - say they could lose £50,000 on their US tour, which they hope will make...

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Shirley Bassey Sings Chiefs Song

7th September 2009

Dame Shirley Bassey has recorded a song by Kaiser Chiefs on her comeback album.The legendary Welsh vocalist, whose career has spanned 50 years, performs a collection of tracks written by modern songwriters for 'The Performance',...

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Arctic Monkeys Avoid Bands

1st September 2009

Arctic Monkeys have been blasted for their unfriendly attitude at the Reading Festival.The 'Crying Lightning' rockers - who headlined the music event on Saturday (29.08.09) - have come under fire for their insistence on a...

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Manic Street Preachers' New Direction

20th July 2009

Manic Street Preachers are planning a "heavy metal Motown" album.The 'Design For Life' hitmakers are preparing to return to the studio to work on the follow up to the critically acclaimed 'Journal For Plague Lovers'...

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Manic Street Preachers Seek Joy

15th June 2009

Manic Street Preachers want to bring more "joy" to their music after their "exhausting" current album.The group have just finished a UK tour which saw them perform latest LP 'Journal For Plague Lovers' - featuring...

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Yoko Ono Wins Mojo

12th June 2009

Yoko Ono claims John Lennon would not have been surprised that she won a major music honour.The widow of the late Beatles legend was handed a Lifetime Achievement gong - her first ever music award...

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Wire Blames Back Injury For Subdued Gig

27th May 2009

MANIC STREET PREACHERS star NICKY WIRE has apologised to fans for his lacklustre performance at a show on Tuesday night (26May09) - a back injury prevented him from rocking out.The bassist played an unusually subdued...

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Cerys Matthews To Duet With Manics

22nd May 2009

Cerys Matthews is to duet with the Manic Street Preachers.The Catatonia singer and the 'Design For Life' rockers are planning to meet in a studio in their native Wales later this year and see if...

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Manics Blast Censors Over Cover Art Row

19th May 2009

MANIC STREET PREACHERS frontman JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD is baffled by the decision to censor the band's new album cover - insisting critics have misunderstood the artwork. A number of stores in the band's native U.K. are...

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Supermarkets To Censor Manic Street Preachers Album Cover

15th May 2009

The cover of the new Manic Street Preachers album will be censored in supermarkets as its painted artwork has been ruled "inappropriate".Journal for Plague Lovers, the Welsh band's ninth album, features a portrait by artist...

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Fascinating Fact 7362

15th May 2009

The cover artwork for the MANIC STREET PREACHERS' latest album JOURNAL FOR PLAGUE LOVERS will come with a safety sleeve when it hits record stores on 18 May (09) - after the "blood-splattered" painting was...

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Nicky Wire Wanted To Bury New Manics Album

11th May 2009

NICKY WIRE tried to convince fellow members of the MANIC STREET PREACHERS to ditch an album based on the lyrics of RICHEY EDWARDS.EDWARDS, who was the main songwriter for the band until his disappearance in...

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Brit Band Use Chef As Inspiration

21st April 2009

BRITISH SEA POWER have revealed that the inspiration for one of the songs on their forthcoming album came from an unusual source – famed seafood chef Rick Stein.In an interview with NME, the group's guitarist...

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Manic Street Preachers Pull Political Tune

29th March 2009

Welsh rockers MANIC STREET PREACHERS have ordered a far-right wing political party to stop using one of their songs in a publicity campaign. The band's 1998 single If You Tolerate This, Your Children Will Be Next...

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Killers And Coldplay Confirmed For One-off War Child Show

28th January 2009

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...

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Crystal Castles And White Lies Confirmed For Nme Big Gig

15th December 2008

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...

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Manic Street Preachers-headlined Festival Scrapped

28th November 2008

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...

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Missing Manics Star Officially Presumed Dead

24th November 2008

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...

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Manic Guitarist Richey Edwards Officially 'Presumed Dead'

24th November 2008

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...

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Manics Working On 'Richey' Album

5th November 2008

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...

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Manics 'Using Richey Edwards' Lyrics'

5th November 2008

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...

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The Cure To Headline Nme Awards Big Gig At O2

5th November 2008

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...

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Wire Hits Out At Star Collaborations

21st August 2008

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...

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Manics Producer: Dragon's Den Contract Is Clever

24th July 2008

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...

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Killers, Metallica And Rage To Headline Reading, Leeds

31st March 2008

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...

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The Things They Say 7455

29th February 2008

"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...

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