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Nicky Wire Blasts 'Vacuous' Modern Pop Music

The 47-year-old, who is a lyricist, singer and bassist with the Welsh band, has been responsible for writing some of the group's biggest hits, such as 1996 single Everything Must Go.In a new interview promoting...

Nicky Wire Backs Kanye West Over Richey Edwards Stunt

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...

Noel Gallagher Announces Charity Q And A

Noel Gallagher is taking part in an intimate Q&A for charity. The Oasis star has teamed up with XFM and Global Radio to raise money for their Make Some Noise charity in the live session...

Manic Street Preachers Confirm Holy Bible Gigs

Manic Street Preachers will perform 'The Holy Bible' in full in December.The 'Faster' rockers have confirmed plans to play all of their iconic 1994 record - which they were still promoting when rhythm guitarist and...

Manic Street Preachers Plan 'Big' Album

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...

Manic Street Preachers Will Keep Going

Manic Street Preachers will keep performing until they are in ''wheelchairs''.The Welsh trio - who formed in 1989 - don't think any younger bands have emerged who can ''replace'' them so they can't ever see...

Manic Street Preachers Debut New Songs

Manic Street Preachers treated fans to three new songs at their London gigs this weekend.'Europa Geht Durch Mich', 'Futurology' - both of which were played throughout their current tour - and 'Let's Go To War'...

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

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.Nicky Wire...

Manic Street Preachers Unveil Rewind The Film

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...

Manic Street Preachers: Richard Hawley Is 'Great'

Manic Street Preachers think Richard Hawley is a ''great man''.The 'A Design For Life' band are working hard on a follow up from 2010 album 'Postcards from a Young Man' and are thrilled with the...

Manic Street Preachers Making 'Acoustic Soul' Album

The Manic Street Preachers are working on an ''acoustic soul'' album.The 'If You Tolerate This, Your Children Will Be Next' group have dropped their original plan to record a huge album called '70 Songs of...

Manic Street Preachers Excited By New Song

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...

Manic Street Preachers Were Sure Of Failure

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...

Manic Street Preachers To Release New Album In 2014

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...

Manic Street Preachers Prepare For Final Phase

Manic Street Preachers are preparing for the ''final phase'' of their career.The Welsh rockers - whose debut album 'Generation Terrorists' is re-released to mark its 20th anniversary next month - are currently working on new...

Nicky Wire Loves God Save The Queen

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...

Manic Street Preachers To Perform Again

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...

Manic Street Preachers' Lyrical Struggle

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...

Nicky Wire Slams 'Cash Cow' Tv Talent Shows

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...

Manic Street Preachers Plot 'Strip' Return

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...

Wire Clears Up Manic Street Preachers Split Rumours

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...

Manic Street Preachers Think Singles Are Over

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...

Nicky Wire's Despair Over U.k. Riots

Welsh rocker Nicky Wire has lost "complete faith in humanity" following the sickening riots in the U.K. last month (Aug11).The Manic Street Preachers star looked on in despair as looters and arsonists ran amuck in...

Manic Street Preachers Worried About Musical Return

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...

Wire Casts Doubt On Future Of Manic Street Preachers

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...

Manic Street Preachers Struggle As Three Piece

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...

Manic Street Preachers To Host Royal Jubilee Alternative

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...

Manic Street Preachers Bassist Prepares Book

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...

Wire Slams British Library Closures

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...

Wire Quits Drinking After Health Scare

MANIC STREET PREACHERS rocker NICKY WIRE has curbed his wild ways and quit drinking after suffering health problems with his liver and stomach.The British bassist gave up booze six months ago after he experienced gastro-intestinal...

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