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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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Ronson To Team Up With The Chiefs

28th February 2008

DJ and producer MARK RONSON is to work with the KAISER CHIEFS on their next album, it has been reported.According to the Mirror, the BRIT AWARD winning star is to produce the band's follow-up to...

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Manics Plan A Kylie Collaboration

20th December 2007

Welsh rockers MANIC STREET PREACHERS are planning to perform a show-stopping duet with KYLIE MINOGUE at next year's (08) NME Awards. The band - who have been crowned 2008's Godlike Geniuses by the British music...

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Manics Want To Perform With Kylie

20th December 2007

The MANIC STREET PREACHERS would like KYLIE MINOGUE to join them on stage when they perform at the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig in February.Speaking to NME, NICKY WIRE, the band's bassist and lyricist, said:...

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Fascinating Fact 4534

18th December 2007

Mystery still surrounds MANIC STREET PREACHERS' troubled guitarist RICHEY EDWARDS, who disappeared in 1995. Edwards, who was burdened with many troubles including alcoholism, self-harming and anorexia, is still regarded as a missing person. Supposed sightings...

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Manics Given 'Godlike Genius Award'

18th December 2007

Welsh rockers MANIC STREET PREACHERS are to be honoured with British music magazine NME's highest accolade - the Godlike Genius Award. The band follow in the footsteps of Primal Scream, Ian Brown, the Clash, New...

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Manics Named Godlike Geniuses

18th December 2007

The Manic Street Preachers are to receive the Godlike Genius accolade at the 2008 Shockwave NME awards, it has been revealed.The Welsh three-piece will receive the honour in February for their outstanding contribution to music.After...

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Manics Accuse Radiohead Of 'Ruining Music'

7th December 2007

Welsh rockers MANIC STREET PREACHERS have slammed RADIOHEAD for ruining the music industry. Radiohead stunned the record business last month (Oct07) by releasing In Rainbows as a digital download and allowing customers to choose their...

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Manics Treat Fans With Free Single

30th November 2007

MANIC STREET PREACHERS are celebrating the holidays by giving fans a free Christmas single. The rockers have made the track Ghost Of Christmas available for fans to download for free on their website. Bassist...

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Manics And Bragg End Rift

10th October 2007

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...

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Manics Shelve Festive Single

10th October 2007

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,...

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Arctic Monkeys Named World's Best Act

8th October 2007

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,...

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Winehouse Up Against Monkeys And Kaisers At Qs

13th September 2007

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...

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Wire Blasts 'Deplorable' Snow Patrol

18th August 2007

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...

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Manics Legend Lays Into Snow Patrol

17th August 2007

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...

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Fflam Festival Cancelled

3rd August 2007

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...

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Rihanna Slips From Number One Perch

30th July 2007

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...

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Fflam Festival Postponed

5th July 2007

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...

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Glastonbury Ends On A High

25th June 2007

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...

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Death At Glastonbury

24th June 2007

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...

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Wire Apologises For Glastonbury Comment

20th June 2007

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...

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Sun Cream And Wellies At Glasto

18th June 2007

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...

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Man Dies At Scottish Rock Festival

11th June 2007

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...

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Glastonbury Lineup Unveiled

1st June 2007

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,...

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Manic Street Preachers' Emotional Return To London Venue

1st June 2007

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...

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Manic Street Preachers Split Over Arcade Fire

27th May 2007

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...

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