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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...

Music News Round-up: New Ian Brown And Gerard Way Songs, Drake Breaks Beatles Record

DRAKE BREAKS BEATLES CHART RECORD Rap megastar Drake has just overhauled a Billboard chart record held by The Beatles for over half a century, after his new track with Bad Bunny landed in the top...

Seven British Bands That Couldn't Crack America

The histories of American and British pop music is inextricably linked. Often, the same bands that enjoy success in the States also hit the charts in Old Blighty, and vice versa. Think The Beatles on...

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...

Manic Street Preachers Announce New Album And 2018 Arena Tour

Welsh rock heroes Manic Street Preachers have unveiled details of a new album, to be titled Resistance Is Futile, along with a significant arena tour of the UK in 2018.Less than a month after they...

The Stone Roses' Uncertain Future

The Stone Roses could ''combust at any moment''. That's according to John Robb, the group's biographer, has compared to the band to fellow British rockers Manic Street Preachers, hinting they are a bit more predictable...

Manic Street Preachers To Release Wales' Official Euro 2016 Anthem

To celebrate the Wales international football team’s qualification for their first major tournament in over half a century, the squad has teamed up with rock veterans Manic Street Preachers to record the official anthem.Just like...

Elbow Want Bond Soundtrack

Elbow want to record a James Bond theme.The 'One Day Like This' hitmakers worked on a song for Simon Pegg's movie 'Man Up' and enjoyed the experience so much, they have now set their sights...

Kelis To Cook For Her Fans

Kelis will cook for fans at London's OnBlackheath Festival.The 35-year-old singer - whose sixth studio album 'Food' was released last year - is also a certified chef and has been booked to serve up treats...

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...

20 Years Missing: Sister Of Manic Street Preachers Star Speaks Of Family Pain

Twenty years on since the unexplained disappearance of Manic Street Preachers guitarist Richey Edwards, his sister talks of the pain she and her family have gone through over the years, especially on the part of...

Dom Gourlay's Top Albums Of 2014

10) Soft Walls - No TimeMulti-talented musician-cum-producer Dan Reeves divides his time playing in several bands with running a record label. This effort, his second as Soft Walls ranks as his finest collection to date....

Ben Walton's Top Albums Of 2014

10) Grant Nicholas - Yorktown HeightsFeeder's Grant Nicholas went down the familiar lead-singer-does-a-solo-album route this year, and the results weren't too bad in the end. Yorktown Heights is a more sombre and acoustic take on...

Manic Street Preachers Axe Show After Plane Drama

Manic Street Preachers axed their planned performance at Britain's V Festival on Saturday (16Aug14) after they were left stranded in Hungary.The Welsh rockers were in the country for a gig at the Sziget Festival on...

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...

Rudimental To Headline Our House At V Festival

Rudimental will headline the Our House Stage at Virgin Media's V Festival.The 'Feel the Love' hitmakers will take part in a sound-clash with Hospital Records (All Stars); London Elektricity, Danny Byrd, Fred V & Grafix...

Manic Street Preachers Named Most Lyrically Diverse As 'Futurology' Released

A tasty chunk of news for the music nerds: Manic Street Preachers have been found to be the most lyrically diverse act in a study of Welsh artists. Wales Online conducted the study to celebrate...

Blondie To Receive Nme Godlike Genius Award

Blondie are set to receive the NME Godlike Genius Award. The 'One Way Or Another' hitmakers will be recognised for their musical genius at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas on Wednesday, February...

Liam Gallagher And Bonehead Reunite At Jon Brookes Tribute Concert

Liam Gallagher was joined on stage by former Oasis guitarist Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs for first time in 14 years at the 'A Night For Jon Brookes' tribute concert.The two ex-bandmates played with Andy Bell, Chris...

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...

A Week In Music, We Catch Up With Diiv's Cole, Icky Blossoms Unveil Their Self-titled Album And Cookie Monster Shows Restraint In Icona Pop Cover

A week in music videos... We caught up with Brooklyn band Diiv last week as they are currently enjoying the 2013 festival season. Talking to lead member Cole, he explained just how different it was...

A Week In Music, Manic Street Preachers Get Nostalgic, Dj Muggs Returns Solo And Thom Yorke Throws A Spotify Strop

A week in music videos... Manic Street Preachers teamed up with Richard Hawley for the nostalgic title track from their upcoming new album 'Rewind The Film'. It has that classic Preachers mix of anthemic melodies...

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 Announce UK Return

Manic Street Preachers have announced their first UK show in almost two years.The 'A Design for Life' band will play a one-off exclusive performance at Festival No.6, breaking their two- year exile from the British...

Manic Street Preachers Return With Homecoming Show

Rockers Manic Street Preachers are ending their self-imposed U.K. hiatus after almost two years to headline a festival in their native Wales.The Everything Must Go hitmakers bid farewell to their British fans in December, 2011...

In Light Of Courtney Love Covering Jay Z's '99 Problems': Five Most Unlikely Cover Versions

Courtney Love doesn’t have much of a track record when it comes to cover versions. With her band Hole, she would often play a version of Guns N Roses’ ‘Paradise City’ that she would abandon...

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...

Kylie Minogue Gets Emotional Over Silver Clef Award

Kylie Minogue was ''emotional'' as she picked up an award at the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards today (29.06.12).The Australian singer was honoured with the 25th Anniversary O2 Silver Clef award in recognition of...

Jeff Beck And Foo Fighters Lead Classic Rock Awards

Guitar great Jeff Beck, the Foo Fighters and the Manic Street Preachers were among the big winners at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards in London on Wednesday night (09Nov11).Dave Grohl's group walked away...

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