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Manic Street Preachers
Manic Street Preachers

Background information
Origin Blackwood, Caerphilly, Wales, United Kingdom
Genre(s) Alternative Rock
Punk Rock
Years active 1986—present
Label(s) Columbia Records
Website Website
James Dean Bradfield
Nicky Wire
Sean Moore
Former members
Richey Edwards

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Manic Street Preachers (also known as the Manics) are an alternative rock band from Blackwood, Wales, formed in 1986. They are James Dean Bradfield (vocals, guitars), Nicky Wire (bass, occasional vocals) and Sean Moore (drums, backing vocals, occasional trumpet). The band is part of the Cardiff music scene, most prominently during the 1990s.

Postcards From A Young Man (2010) Journal For Plague Lovers (2009) Send Away The Tigers (2007) Lifeblood (2004) Lipstick Traces: A Secret History Of Manic Street Preachers (2003) Forever Delayed: The Greatest Hits (2002) Know Your Enemy (2001) This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours (1998) Everything Must Go (1996) The Holy Bible (1994)

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Manic Street Preachers, Metronomy, Slash Join Oxegen Festival 2011 Line-Up

April 19, 2011
Manic Street Preachers, Metronomy and Slash have been added to the line-up for this year's Oxegen festival in Ireland. Coldplay, The Strokes, Black Eyed Peas, The National, The Script, Tinie Tempah and Paolo Nutini will all play at the event, which takes place at Punchestown Racecourse from July 8-10.   Read more 

Manic Street Preachers To Play iTunes Festival 2011

April 14, 2011
Manic Street Preachers have been added to the line-up for this year's iTunes festival in London. The free event will feature a total of 62 bands over 31 nights at the Roundhouse in Camden.   Read more 

Nicky Wire To Release Manic Street Preachers Polaroid Book

March 15, 2011
Manic Street Preachers bassist Nicky Wire is set to release a book of polaroid photographs that catalogue the band's career. The book, entitled Death Of The Polaroid: A Manics Family Album, will be published by Faber in November.  Read more 

Manic Street Preachers Announce UK Tour

February 15, 2011
Manic Street Preachers have announced details of a small UK arena tour, which will take place in May. The band will play a total of three dates at Llandudno Cymru Arena on May 18, Wolverhampton Civic Hall on May 19 and the Cardif CIA on May 21.  Read more 

Manic Street Preachers 'Gutted' About UK Chart Failure

February 4, 2011
The Manic Street Preachers have said that they are 'gutted' about the lack of success of their recent single. 'Some Kind of Nothingness', taken from 2010's ‘Postcards From A Young Man', was the their first single since 1991 not to break the UK Top 40.  Read more 

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