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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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"F**k, no. You're just a living museum at that point, aren't you? I mean, no offence to bands who do, I guess it's good money, but I like Paul Weller's attitude: I will never be...

Manic Street Preachers Reluctant Sobriety

Manic Street Preachers' Nicky Wire thinks it's "really f***ing boring" not drinking. The bassist with the '(It's Not War) Just the End of Love' rockers gave up drinking around six months ago, after experiencing gastro-intestinal...

Manic Street Preachers Plot Hatred And Failure In 2011

Manic Street Preachers are planning to release a new album of "pure indulgence" next year, says Nicky Wire. The bassist with the '(It's Not War) Just the End of Love' group said they already have...

Manic Street Preachers Make Coastal Return

Manic Street Preachers performed in Southend for the first time in 17 years last night (20.10.10).The Welsh rockers were thrilled to be back in the English seaside resort, and thanked the audience for being as...

Wire's Rock Cards Collection

MANIC STREET PREACHERS rocker NICKY WIRE has a valuable collection of postcards featuring personal notes from stars including JOHN LYDON and MORRISSEY.The bassist was a music-mad child and constantly begged his parents to take him...

Wire's Concerns Over New Manics Album

Rocker NICKY WIRE is worried the upcoming MANIC STREET PREACHERS album will flop - because he's convinced the band has made its new material too commercial.The group has been busy in the studio recording tracks...

Nicky Wire Blasts Current Music Scene

Nicky Wire lies awake at night worrying about the future of rock n' roll.The Manic Street Preachers bassist has blasted the current music scene, claiming there are no longer any individual or iconic stars.He said:...

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"I lie in my bed and think to myself, 'There has to be a Kurt Cobain out there, there has to be a John Lennon out there,' someone who's eloquent and f**ked up, someone who's...

Wire Praises Jean's Haiti Bid

MANIC STREET PREACHERS bassist NICKY WIRE has praised WYCLEF JEAN for his presidential bid in Haiti - insisting the hip-hop star showed "an unbelievable amount of bravery" for venturing into politics.Jean hit the headlines last...

Manic Street Preachers Perform Intimate Gig

Manic Street Preachers performed to just 300 people last night (05.08.10).The Welsh trio launched their forthcoming album 'Postcards from a Young Man' with the intimate show at Hammersmith Working Men's Club in west London, previewing...

Manic Street Preachers Still Relevant

Manic Street Preachers feel lucky they're still "pretty relevant'.The Welsh rockers - who released debut album 'Generation Terrorists' in 1992 - know it is difficult to have a long career and still hold on to...

Manic Street Preachers' Hidden Songs

Manic Street Preachers have material "no one will ever see".The group penned several tracks in the aftermath of guitarist Richey Edwards' disappearance in 1995 but bassist-and-lyricist Nicky Wire doesn't feel they were "very good" as...

Wire Writing Doctor Who Episode

MANIC STREET PREACHERS star NICKY WIRE is taking his obsession with DOCTOR WHO to the next level - he is writing a script for the cult British sci-fi show.The rocker admits he has been spending...

Wire Hits Back In O'brien War Of Words

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...

Manic Street Preachers' Us Battle

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...

Arctic Monkeys Avoid Bands

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...

Manic Street Preachers' New Direction

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'...

Yoko Ono Wins Mojo

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...

Wire Blames Back Injury For Subdued Gig

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...

Nicky Wire Wanted To Bury New Manics Album

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...

By on 11 May 2009

Manic Guitarist Richey Edwards Officially 'Presumed Dead'

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...

By on 24 November 2008

Wire Hits Out At Star Collaborations

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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"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...

Manics Want To Perform With Kylie

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:...

By on 20 December 2007

Manics Named Godlike Geniuses

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...

By on 18 December 2007

Wire Blasts 'Deplorable' Snow Patrol

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...

Wire Apologises For Glastonbury Comment

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...

Manic Street Preacher Advises Against Drugs

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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Man Up - Review

Truly enjoyable British romantic-comedies come along so rarely (Four Weddings and a Funeral was more than 20 years ago) that there's cause to...

Mariachi El Bronx Lead Latest Additions To Reading & Leeds Festival 2015 Line-Up

They'll also be performing on the Lock Up stage as The Bronx.

Bradley Cooper And Emma Stone Take On 'Aloha' Critics

'Aloha', the new film from Cameron Crowe ('Almost Famous', 'Jerry Maguire'), opens this weekend in North America

Glastonbury's Emily Eavis Reveals She Received Death Threats Over Kanye Booking

With a little under a month to go before it kicks off, probably the most talked-about thing....

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Jason Schwartzman's Meanest Role To Date?

Ahead of the upcoming UK release of 'Listen Up Philip', the film's star, Jason Schwartzman...

'Spy' Is Melissa McCarthy's Big Break Out

Melissa McCarthy is now getting a chance to hold a movie up on her name alone.

'Danny Collins' Is a Risk that Paid Off for Al Pacino

Al Pacino shines in 'Danny Collins'

Trevor Noah To Replace Jon Stewart On 'The Daily Show' For The First Time On September 28th

Trevor Noah, the new host of Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ when Jon Stewart departs...

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