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Manic Street Preachers’ Richey Edwards painting to appear in missing person’s exhibition

Richey Edwards in the NME Offices in
A painting of former Manic Street Preachers guitarist Richey Edwards is set to appear in a London exhibition of portraits of missing people this week. Check it out below. The guitarist and lyricist disappeared in 1995 at the age of 27 and has never been seen since. He was officially declared “presumed dead” in 2008. To mark the 25th anniversary of the...

Kendal Calling announces huge 2019 line-up with Courteeners, Doves, Manic Street Preachers, Nile Rogers and Orbital headlining

Kendal Calling has announced a huge line-up for 2019 that will see Courteeners, Doves, Manic Street Preachers, Nile Rogers and Chic and Orbital headline the four-day event. Other acts playing at the Lake District's Lowther Deer Park this year, from 25-28 July, include Tom Jones, Years & Years, Idles, Gerry Cinnamon, Miles Kane, The Fratellis, Gomez and KT Tunstall.  This year, Kendal's Glow Stage...

New evidence suggests that Richey Edwards staged his disappearance

A new book has provided fresh evidence to suggest that Manic Street Preachers guitarist and lyricist Richey Edwards staged his own disappearance. The Welsh rocker disappeared in 1995 at the age of 27 and has never been seen since then. He was officially declared "presumed dead" in 2008.  But Withdrawn Traces: Searching for the Truth About Richey Manic offers a series of...

Manic Street Preachers and The Specials top bill at Splendour Festival 2019

Manic Street Preachers and The Specials have been confirmed as the headliners for Splendour Festival 2019. The one-day festival will return to Nottingham’s Wollaton Park on July 20 for its 11th year. “With an outstanding back catalogue of over 20 combined UK top 10 hits, we’re delighted to announce that Manic Street Preachers and The Specials will headline this...

Manic Street Preachers share trailer for new film ‘Truth & Memory’

Manic Street Preachers have shared a trailer for their upcoming new film 'Truth & Memory'. See it first on NME below. Featuring never-before-seen footage, the film was directed by long-time collaborator Kieran Evans, and tells the story of the band's landmark No.1 1998 album 'This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours' – which the band recently re-released. The full film will...

Manic Street Preachers announce huge Cardiff Castle show

Manic Street Preachers have announced a huge stadium concert at Cardiff Castle for next June, when they will perform the whole of their classic 1998 album 'This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours'. Read more: ‘This Is Your Untruth‘ – the Manics Street Preachers NME Big Read The show on Saturday June 29 features Sunflower Bean as special guests. Tickets...

Boy Azooga named winners of the Welsh Music Prize

Boy Azooga have been named the winners of the Welsh Music Prize, for their debut album '1-2, Kung Fu'. The Cardiff four-piece beat the likes of Manic Street Preachers, Gruff Rhys and Gwenno, who were also among the 12-strong shortlist. Read More: Boy Azooga – ‘1, 2, Kung Fu!’ review Accepting the award at the ceremony at Cardiff venue Coal Exchange,...

Tickets to Manic Street Preachers’ ‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’ 20th anniversary tour on sale now

Manic Street Preachers have confirmed details of a UK and Ireland tour and special re-release to mark the 20th anniversary of their classic album 'This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours'. Tickets are on sale now and available here. Released in 1998 and featuring the seminal singles 'If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next', 'Tsunami' and 'You Stole...

Manics’ Nicky Wire tells us about his debut art exhibition and plans to celebrate 20 years of ‘This Is My Truth’

This weekend saw Manic Street Preachers' Nicky Wire launch the first ever exhibition of his own artwork. Check out our interview with Wire below about what to expect, and the band's plans to commemorate 20 years of their seminal album 'This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours'. After releasing his collected photography in the book ‘Death of a Polaroid: A Manics...

Manic Street Preachers look back on ‘If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next’ on its 20th anniversary

To mark the 20 years of their seminal single 'If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next', Manic Street Preachers have opened up about the lyrics, origins and video to the track - and how it went from being 'a classic B-side' to the band's first number one. Watch our 'Song Stories' video interview with the band above.  The Manics...