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Manics Slam British Music Scene

22nd May 2007

Welsh rockers the MANIC STREET PREACHERS have slammed the British music scene - insisting they don't want their children to listen to their music peers. Bassist Nicky Wire singles out Scottish group Franz Ferdinand for...

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Thrills And Mcfly Added To V Festival Line-up

22nd May 2007

The Thrills and McFly have been added to the V Festival line-up taking place in Chelmsford and Staffordshire.Irish band the Thrills will release their third album Teenager this year and will play V after four...

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Mcfly End Divas' Reign

14th May 2007

Pop band McFly have scored their seventh number one single after beating Beyonce and Shakira's Beautiful Liar to the top of the UK chart.Double A-side Baby's Coming Back/Transylvania pushes the divas' joint effort into second,...

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Ronson Confirmed For V Festival

8th May 2007

Superstar producer Mark Ronson has been added to the Virgin Festival bill along with former Sugababe Mutya Buena.Ronson will be bringing the highly successful remix and cover album Version to the masses in what is...

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Manics' Chart Push Not Enough

7th May 2007

Beyonce and Shakira have seen off a major threat from the Manic Street Preachers at the top of the UK singles chart.The duet's Beautiful Liar, which reached number one last week, outsold the Manics' Your...

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Manics Set For Diva Chart Battle

5th May 2007

Alt rock favourites Manic Street Preachers are in a neck and neck battle for number one spot in this week's singles chart with Beyonce and Shakira.Your Love is Not Enough is the Manics first single...

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Oasis Song Voted Greatest Indie Anthem

3rd May 2007

Oasis have topped a poll of the greatest indie anthems ever with their classic song Live Forever taken from their debut album Definitely Maybe.The Noel Gallagher-penned tune has long been a staple in the band's...

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Bradfield Suffers Hand Injury

2nd May 2007

MANIC STREET PREACHERS star JAMES STREET BRADFIELD's forthcoming tour was in doubt after he nearly chopped his finger off while slicing bread. The Welsh rocker was rushed to a London hospital after the accident last...

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Manic Street Preacher Cuban Compliment

29th April 2007

MANIC STREET PREACHERS were left bemused after Cuban leader FIDEL CASTRO called the music "louder than war". The Welsh trio were granted a meeting with Castro during a visit to the Communist country in 2001....

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Albarn Turns Radio Dj

6th April 2007

Former BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN is turning his hand to DJ-ing with a two-hour radio show. The singer, currently fronting THE GOOD, THE BAD + THE QUEEN, will host the slot on Britain's XFM on...

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Manic Street Preacher Advises Against Drugs

6th April 2007

Welsh rocker NICKY WIRE has advised wannabe music stars to dabble in drugs before hitting the big time. The clean-living MANIC STREET PREACHERS star confesses he's avoided illegal substances throughout his 20-year music career. He...

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Keane Head Major Welsh Music Festival

12th March 2007

Keane are to headline Wales' first major music festival this summer.Fflam, the Welsh word for flame, aims to be the country's equivalent of Scotland's hugely successful T in the Park.Placebo will headline on Saturday and...

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Bands Lined Up For First Welsh Music Festival

12th March 2007

MANIC STREET PREACHERS, KEANE and FEEDER have been lined up to headline the first music festival staged in Wales. More then 50 bands will perform across four stages at Singleton Park, Swansea from 13 to...

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The Killers Headline V Festival

27th February 2007

The Killers, Snow Patrol and Foo Fighters will headline this summer's V Festival.It's set to be a busy summer for the first two bands, who are also headlining Scotland's T in the Park in July.Brit...

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Manic Street Preachers Back Oldest Record Store

21st November 2006

Welsh band MANIC STREET PREACHERS are backing a campaign to save the world's oldest record shop from closing. The DESIGN FOR LIFE trio - JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD, NICKY WIRE and SEAN MOORE - are desperate...

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The Things They Say 3347

15th November 2006

"(He) somehow gets some rebel chic by playing in a prison and saying the guards are the bad guys. Hang about, you've got f**king mass murderers and paedophiles in there." MANIC STREET PREACHERS star NICKY...

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Oasis, U2 And Arctic Monkeys Dominate Q Awards

30th October 2006

OASIS, U2 and ARCTIC MONKEYS all emerged triumphant at the 2006 Q Music Awards in London today (30OCT06), taking home two awards each. Oasis was named Best Act In The World Today while the band's...

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Manic Stars Blast Musicians

11th October 2006

MANIC STREET PREACHERS rockers JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD and NICKY WIRE have branded do-gooding musicians as "a bunch of c**ts". Lead singer Bradfield and guitarist Wire of the Welsh group lashed out not only at bands...

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Bradfield Turned Strummer Into A Welshman

10th October 2006

Rocker JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD convinced himself his icon JOE STRUMMER was a fellow Welshman when he was a teenager, because he had such a deep hatred of English people. The MANIC STREET PREACHERS frontman, who...

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Bradfield: 'Billy Bragg Saved Me From Army'

9th October 2006

British singer JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD would have joined the army, had it not been for punk rocker BILLY BRAGG's protest music. The MANIC STREET PREACHERS rocker was a hot-headed teenager growing up in Wales during...

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Oasis Made Greatest Hits U-turn To Escape Sony Contract

14th September 2006

British rockers OASIS agreed to release a Greatest Hits album later this year (06) to escape their recording contract with Sony. STOP THE CLOCKS will hit shops in November (06) - an 18-track combination of...

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Wire Blasts 'Too Famous' New Bands

14th September 2006

MANIC STREET PREACHERS rocker NICKY WIRE has slammed ARCTIC MONKEYS and FRANZ FERDINAND for becoming famous too quickly. Wire is disgusted at the money and attention given to newer bands, accusing recording companies of allowing...

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Church To Duet With Ifans

7th August 2006

Actor-turned-singer RHYS IFANS has teamed up with Welsh star CHARLOTTE CHURCH to work on his music debut. The soprano-turned-pop star will be a guest vocalist on the NOTTING HILL actor's new album, which will also...

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Oasis U-turn Over Best Of

27th July 2006

British rockers OASIS have announced they will release a Best Of album this year (06), just months after vowing not to do so until their split. STOP THE CLOCKS will hit stores in November (06)...

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Solo Bradfield Blasts Manic Split Reports

16th July 2006

MANIC STREET PREACHERS frontman JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD has rubbished speculation his solo career is a signal the Welsh band will soon split. Bradfield, whose debut release THAT'S NO WAY TO TELL A LIE is a...

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Manic Street Preachers Star Goes Solo

13th July 2006

MANIC STREET PREACHERS star NICKY WIRE has put the band's future in doubt by becoming the second member to pursue a solo project. Fans of the Welsh rockers are bracing themselves for bad news after...

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Wire Slams 'Festival Bands'

6th July 2006

MANIC STREET PREACHERS rocker NICKY WIRE refuses to be a regular on summer music festival circuit, because the events have become corporate hellholes. The A DESIGN FOR LIFE bassist detests other bands which regularly play...

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Manic Street Preachers Deny Split

17th March 2006

MANIC STREET PREACHERS have denied their various solo projects signal the end of the Welsh rockers, insisting they are currently working on a new album together. Bassist NICKY WIRE and guitarist JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD have...

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Hawkins Laughs Off Edwards Rumours

20th January 2006

British band THE DARKNESS have laughed off rumours their new bassist RITCHIE EDWARDS is actually the MANIC STREET PREACHERS guitarist of a similar name who went missing eleven years ago (95). The band hired...

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Manics, Darkness And Strokes Gig Postponed

11th January 2006

A environmental awareness concert featuring MANIC STREET PREACHERS, THE DARKNESS and THE STROKES has been postponed. The One Earth Concert was scheduled to take place at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, on 28...

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