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Manic Street Preachers are a Welsh alternative rock band, formed in 1986 in Blackwood and consisting of James Dean Bradfield (lead vocals, lead guitar), Nicky Wire (bass guitar, lyrics) and Sean Moore (drums). They are often colloquially known as "The Manics", or simply, "Manics". Originally a quartet, the band became a trio when primary lyricist and rhythm guitarist Richey Edwards disappeared on 1 February 1995. Their early combination of androgynous glam imagery and critical social lyrics about "culture, alienation, boredom and despair" gained them a loyal following and cult status.

Following Edwards' disappearance, Bradfield, Moore and Wire persisted with Manic Street Preachers, and went on to gain critical and commercial success. They have won more than seven NME awards, including the lifetime achievement ?Godlike Genius Award?, eight Q awards and they have won the BRIT Awards four times. To the present day the band has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide and they are one of Britain's premier rock bands. The band's later albums retained a leftist politicisation and intellectual lyrical style while adopting a broader alternative rock sound. Altogether, they have garnered eleven Top 10 albums, fifteen Top 10 singles and have reached No. 1 on the UK charts three times--with their 1998 This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours album, the 1998 "If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next" single and the 2000 "The Masses Against the Classes" single.

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Manic Street Preachers on new album: 'It's like 'Generation Terrorists' but more cultured'

Manic Street Preachers on new album: 'It's like 'Generation Terrorists' but more cultured'

The band compare 'Futurology' to their 1992 debut

  • Jul 24, 2014

Manic Street Preachers' Nicky Wire on Russell Brand's politics: 'Voting should be compulsory'

But the bass player says he admires the comedian's 'contrary' ideas

  • Jul 23, 2014

Manic Street Preachers blame New Labour, coalition government for popularity of UKIP – watch

Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield speak out on rise of Nigel Farage's party

  • Jul 18, 2014

Manic Street Preachers' Nicky Wire: ''Futurology' is one of our most optimistic records'

The iconic band took inspiration from travels through Europe on latest album

  • Jul 10, 2014

Manic Street Preachers: 'It will be special when Pete steps back on stage with The Libertines'

The Welsh rockers spoke about The Libertines' Hyde Park show

  • Jul 4, 2014

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Manic Street Preachers - 'Futurology'

Manic Street Preachers - 'Futurology'

On their 12th studio album, the Manics prove they are still the enemies of greed, conformity and corruption

  • Jul 2, 2014

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Festival Number 6, Portmeirion, Sunday, September 15

  • Sep 27, 2013

Manic Street Preachers - 'Rewind The Film'

The former generation terrorists slide gracefully into middle age, but still have a few new tricks up their sleeves

  • Sep 12, 2013

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The O2, London, December 17th

  • Jan 6, 2012

Album Review: Manic Street Preachers - 'Postcards From A Young Man' (Columbia)

Their tenth album is poignant and joyful - if occasionally cheesy

  • Sep 20, 2010

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