Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers Interview: 'I Felt Nothing When Thatcher Died.'

Freya Bromley | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Freya Bromley

As the Manic Street Preachers ready themselves to release their new album Rewind The Film, on September 16, I had the chance to catch up with bass player, lyricist and unofficial band spokesman Nicky Wire at BBC Radio 2 live in Hyde Park.

11 Rock Stars Who Fell Out With Politicians

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK

It's a minefield when it comes to choosing the soundscape to your party conference. Do you go for chest-thumping patriotism? Toe-tapping optimism? ...

EDL Chooses Inappropriate Song For Promo Video

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK

The Manic Street Preachers are said to be taking legal action against the English Defence League for using one of their hit songs to promote a demonst...

How the Music Press Ruined Rock

Scott Rowley | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Scott Rowley

The press chose sides and bands featured in one mag would not be featured in another. Bands were tainted. Crossover between tribes was small. The Manic Street Preachers tried to play both sides of the fence. "We did have a plan," Nicky Wire told me: "We wanted to be in Kerrang! and the NME."

Existentialism on Main Street: The Rock & Roll Philosophy of Albert Camus

Chris Price | Posted 04.03.2013 | Home
Chris Price

On 4 January 1960 Albert Camus, the writer, absurdist philosopher and beloved intellectual pin-up of post-war France, was returning to Paris from his home in Provence after the Christmas holiday. Just short of his destination, the Facel Vega in which he was a passenger skidded off the road and concertinaed into a tree, killing him instantly.

Culture, Alienation, Boredom And Despair - How The Manic Street Preachers Became Generation Terrorists

Caroline Frost | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Frost

Before their guitarist suddenly disappeared and left a gaping hole in their lineup, before their Design for Life made them one of the UK's most successful bands, the Manic Street Preachers had already carved their mark as an antidote to the Britpop they despised. Here's how...

Q Awards 2012 Winners

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Days were made and dreams were shattered as the Q Awards 2012 announced its winners in Central London. A host of the music world's finest attended ...

Music Stars Arrive For Q Awards 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

The Q Awards 2012 is underway in Central London with the global cream of the music world all hoping for a shiny new gong. Florence + the Machine's...

Back So Soon?

WENN | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers have axed their two-year hiatus after less than four weeks, announcing they will be playing gigs outside the UK t...