Nicky Wire says Manic Street Preachers refuse to play ‘The Love Of Richard Nixon’ live

Bass player answers fans questions while taking over NME Twitter account

Manic Street Preachers‘s Nicky Wire has said that the band will never play their song ‘The Love Of Richard Nixon’ live again.

The bass player took over NME’s Twitter account yesterday (August 29) and answered questions from fans, including one follower who asked if there are any songs the group refuse to perform live. In response to the query, Wire offered up the ‘Lifeblood’ track while also saying there are “a few more” songs the band will also not play live.

Elsewhere in the Twitter Q+A, Wire described The Horrors as “the best British band of the last 10 years” while also discussing his favourite songs to be play live, weird fan gifts, recommendations for venues, books and new bands plus what he considers the worst part of touring and tips on the best eyeliner to use. Click here to read the Q+A in full, now.

Manic Street Preachers release their largely acoustic 11th studio album, ‘Rewind The Film’, on September 16. Recorded in the band’s own studio in Cardiff, Rockfield in Monmouthshire and Hansa in Berlin, the album features guest appearances from Lucy Rose (on ‘This Sullen Welsh Heart’) Cate Le Bon (on ‘4 Lonely Roads’) and Richard Hawley on the title track.

Shortly after the album’s release, the band will tour the UK and Ireland – playing Newport, Dublin, Bristol, London, Manchester and Glasgow. Manic Street Preachers will play:

Newport Centre (September 13)
Dublin Olympia (20)
Bristol Colston Hall (22)
London Shepherds Bush Empire (24)
Manchester Ritz (27)
Glasgow Barrowland (29)