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Manic Street Preachers release new single, ‘People Give In’

The Manic Street Preachers have released a new single from their latest album, 'Resistance is Futile'. 'People Give In' is the opening track of their latest studio album - the thirteenth of their career - and is the sixth single to be released from the album this year. A video to accompany the single has also been released, featuring highlights from...

What heatwave? Here’s the weather forecast for Y Not Festival and Kendal Calling 2018

Revellers heading out to Derbyshire's Y Not Festival and Cumbria's Kendal Calling this weekend look to be subjected to rain. Parts of the UK including London and the South Of England, however, remain sweltering in the summer heatwave. BBC Weather reports that, while much of Britain will cool down in the coming days, temperatures are due to rise again from the middle...

Nicky Wire says Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Appetite For Destruction’ ‘put the roll back into rock’

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Manic Street Preachers' Nicky Wire has recalled hearing Guns N' Roses' 'Appetite For Destruction' for the first time. The seminal debut album from the Los Angeles classic rock group was reissued last week, just under 31 years after it was originally released.  Wire said he was "probably" at bandmate James Dean Bradfield's "little terrace house in South Wales" when he...

Isle of Wight Festival 2018: all the best bits in photos

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The Isle of Wight Festival came to a dazzling close last night with a headline performance by The Killers, proving that they can still deliver so long as Brandon Flowers is in the band. The weekend, which marked the festival's 50th anniversary, also saw sets from Liam Gallagher, who reportedly refused to play on Sunday because of the World Cup, Depeche...

Manic Street Preachers’ Nicky Wire: ‘I’ve been inspired by the new Arctic Monkeys’ album’

Manic Street Preachers' bassist Nicky Wire has opened up about returning to the road after the loss of his mother - and how he's been inspired by Arctic Monkeys' acclaimed new album 'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino'. Speaking to NME before they hit the main stage at this weekend's Isle Of Wight Festival ahead of The Killers, Wire spoke out...

Manic Street Preachers cover The Cure’s ‘In Between Days’ at glorious Meltdown show

Manic Street Preachers headlined Robert Smith's Meltdown festival in London last night, where they honoured their host with a cover of The Cure's classic 'In Between Days'. Check out footage and the setlist below. Read more: This Is Your Untruth - the Manic Street Preachers NME Big Read After being hand-selected by Smith alongside the likes of Placebo, The Libertines,...

Manic Street Preachers on the honour of playing for ‘hero’ Robert Smith at Meltdown

Manic Street Preachers have revealed that they're working on some 'surprises' for their headline show as part of their "hero" Robert Smith's Meltdown Festival. Read more: 'This Is Your Untruth' - The NME Big Read with Manic Street Preachers The Cure frontman handpicked the band for this year's event at London's Southbank Centre - where they'll be supported by The...

Manic Street Preachers announced for Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park Festival

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It was announced today (14.06.18) that The Manic Street Preachers will play at BBC Radio 2's 'Festival in a Day' on September 9. The event, which takes place over one day at Hyde Park, will also see the Welsh band joined by All Saints, Carrie Underwood, The Band of Love, Rita Ora and Lenny Kravitz. The headliner for the event will...

RiZE Festival 2018: who will headline V Festival’s replacement?

The brand new V-Festival replacement RiZE will be offering a range of indie, pop, dance and urban acts across four stages at Hylands Park in Chelmsford this August. Here’s what we know about the festival so far: Who's headlining Rize Festival 2018? Liam Gallagher and Stereophonics will be headlining this year's inaugural Rize Festival. Friday: Liam Gallagher  Why he'll be great: Following a sold-out UK tour last year...

Manic Street Preachers cover Sex Pistols and bring out The Anchoress at epic Wembley gig

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Manic Street Preachers covered Sex Pistols and duetted with The Anchoress at a triumphant headline show at Wembley Arena last night. Check out footage and the setlist below. Read more: "Tech companies scare me more than politicians - the Manic Street Preachers NME Big Read Taking to London in support of their acclaimed 13th album 'Resistance Is Futile', the band...