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Nicky Wire Backs Kanye West Over Richey Edwards Stunt


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The rapper hit headlines in December (14) when he was photographed wearing a coat featuring a picture of Welsh musician Edwards, a founding member of the group, who has been missing for more than 20 years after disappearing in 1995.

The stunt infuriated fans of the band, many of whom accused West of being insensitive by using Edwards' image as a fashion accessory, but Wire has now revealed he was pleased by the hip-hop star's support.

He tells the New York Post, "Kanye's a maverick in his own right, so seeing that made me smile."

V Festival 2014 - Weston Park - Day 2

Nicky Wire - V Festival 2014 - Weston Park - Day 2 - WESTON PARK, United Kingdom - Sunday 17th August 2014

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Manic Street Preachers Plan 'big' Album


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Manic Street Preachers want to make ''the biggest f***ing rock record ever''.

The Welsh trio have just released their 12th album, 'Futurology', which has been one of the most well-received of their career, but they are already looking ahead to the future and have set the bar high for themselves.

Bassist Nicky Wire said: ''I think we all know deep in ourselves that there is only one record left to make and that's the biggest f***ing rock record ever.

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Glastonbury Festival 2014 - Performances - Day 3

Manic Street Preachers and Nicky Wire - Glastonbury Festival 2014 - Performances - Day 3 - Manic Street Preachers - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Saturday 28th June 2014

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Manic Street Preachers and Nicky Wire
Manic Street Preachers and Nicky Wire
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Manic Street Preachers and Nicky Wire
Manic Street Preachers and Nicky Wire

Manic Street Preacher In Lonodn

Nicky Wire and Manic Street Preachers - Manic Street Preachers perform live at Brixton Academy - London, United Kingdom - Friday 11th April 2014

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Nicky Wire and Manic Street Preachers
Nicky Wire and Manic Street Preachers
Nicky Wire and Manic Street Preachers
Nicky Wire and Manic Street Preachers
Nicky Wire and Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers Performing Live In Concert

Nicky Wire - Manic Street Preachers performing live in concert at the Manchester O2 Apollo - Manchester, United Kingdom - Tuesday 1st April 2014

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


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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.

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Nicky Wire Has Spoken Of The Honour Of Playing At Portmeirion.

Portmeirion's festival weekend saw a mixed cornucopia of acts including Chic and Nile Rodgers, Daughter, My Bloody Valentine, Brythoniaid Welsh Male Voice Choir, John Cooper-Clarke and Johnny Marr perfor,m whilst The Staves, Islet and Sam Airey's shows had to be called off due to the torrential downpour and accompanying relentless wind that started at 7am and refused to let up.

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Manic Street Preachers Unveil Rewind The Film


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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 six minute song featuring singer-songwriter Richard Hawley.

Recorded in their own studio, Faster, in Cardiff, the band - James Dean Bradfield, Sean Moore, Nicky Wire - liken their new album to the softer side of their back catalogue.

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Manic Street Preachers Excited By New Song


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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 working on the follow-up to their 2010 album 'Postcards from a Young Man' and are particularly happy with a track, 'Four Lonely Roads', featuring the Welsh singer.

Nicky tweeted: ''The brilliant cate le bon has given us a stunning vocal on a new manics track-Four Lonely Roads-her voice is so pure+beautiful. Very excited. (sic)''

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Manic Street Preachers Were Sure Of Failure


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James Dean Bradfield was convinced Manic Street Preachers' career would go ''f***ing wrong'' before it had even started.

The Welsh rockers - which also include bassist Nicky Wire and drummer Sean Moore - promised to sell 16 million copies of their debut album, 'Generation Terrorists', then split up when they started out in the music industry, and at the time the singer thought the statement would lead to them flopping.

He told BANG Showbiz: ''It scared the living s**t out of me and I knew we had failed before the record was released, on that basis. I remember all those emotions of fear and just realising it was all going to go f***ing wrong.''

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Manic Street Preachers To Release New Album In 2014


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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 their 2004 album 'Lifeblood', which the rocker says was a ''mess up'' and ''disconnected''.

Speaking at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour at the Roundhouse at London's Camden Town last night (13.11.12), he told BANG Showbiz: ''We are thinking about releasing it early 2014.

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The Q Awards 2012 Held At The Grosvenor Hotel - Arrivals

Nicky Wire, James Dean Bradfield and Manic Street Preachers - Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers Monday 22nd October 2012 The Q Awards 2012 held at the Grosvenor hotel - Arrivals

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Nicky Wire and Manic Street Preachers

Nicky Wire Slams 'Cash Cow' Tv Talent Shows


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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 during an interview on Britain's The Jo Whiley Show, and he's convinced the series is alienating "genuine bands or artists" who struggle to compete in the charts against high-profile contestants who release albums.

He says, "The real drawback is the record industry is becoming obsessed with it as a vehicle to sell records.

"That's the real downside because there's a lot of waste of talent out there - genuine bands or artists who don't get the chance anymore because it is such a cash cow."

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Manic Street Preachers Plot 'Strip' Return


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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 their career will take when they come back, though he says bassist Nicky Wire has plenty of ideas.

He joked: "I don't know what we'll do. Nick is toying with comedian or film or a strip act, I'm not sure. But he's got lots of things written down on A4 pieces of paper in the studio that we're going through."

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Manic Street Preachers Bassist Prepares Book


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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 first of which will be called 'Death of The Polaroid: A Manics Family Album'.

The shots trace the band from making their first album, 'Generation Terrorists', to their most recent record, 'Postcards From a Young Man', which came out last year.

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