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Manic Street Preachers Rescheduled Both Nhs Tribute Gigs

Manic Street Preachers have rescheduled their NHS tribute shows until later this year.The 'Everything Must Go' rockers were set to play two sold out gigs at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena in December last year before moving...

Manic Street Preachers New Songs Sound Like 'The Clash Playing Abba'

Manic Street Preachers’ new album sounds like “The Clash playing ABBA”.The Welsh indie trio spent two weeks recording their upcoming 14th LP in Rockfield studios in Wales earlier this year and although lockdown measures meant...

Manic Street Preachers Rule Out Songs About Covid-19 On New Album

Manic Street Preachers are avoiding writing about the COVID-19 pandemic on their new album.The Welsh rock group are continuing to pen new material for their follow up to 2018's 'Resistance Is Futile' remotely, after the...

Manic Street Preachers Want A Sense Of Optimism In Their Music

Manic Street Preachers bassist Nicky Wire tried to put across ''a sense of optimism'' in his lyrics for their new album.The 'Motorcycle Emptiness' rockers are preparing for the release of their 13th LP 'Resistance Is...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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 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...

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'...

Manics Pay Homage To Missing Edwards

Welsh rockers THE MANIC STREET PREACHERS have written an emotional tribute to their missing guitarist RICHEY EDWARDS on their new album LIFE BLOOD. The song CARDIFF AFTERLIFE is a "delayed reaction" to the mysterious...

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