'Forever Delayed' will be backed with a new version of an old classic...

Manic Street Preachers plan to release their song ‘FOREVER DELAYED’ as a new single in 2003.

The Welsh trio premiered the song, which does not feature on the hits compilation of the same name, at a tiny homecoming show at the Cardiff St David’s Hall earlier this month.

Speaking to Radio 1, Nicky Wire claimed the track will be released in January as a double A-side. The other track is likely to be a new version of ‘Motorcycle Emptiness’.

MP3 files of the song are currently circulating on selected fan websites.

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