Nicky Wire

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Manic Street Preachers: ‘Jobs give us meaning – Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t understand that’
Their new album is entitled Resistance Is Futile, but the Manic Street Preachers aren’t accepting things lying down. Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield share their thoughts on nostalgia, Francis Bacon and why they considered splitting up

Alexis Petridis

12, Apr, 2018 @11:30 AM

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Manic Street Preachers review – fire and brimstone revisited
The Manics go back 20 years to revive the deathly beauty of The Holy Bible and the memory of their lost fourth member, writes Dorian Lynskey

Dorian Lynskey

21, Dec, 2014 @9:00 AM

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Manic Street Preachers: Eurostars find a new strasse

John Harris: The Manic Street Preachers are going to Glastonbury with a new album, Futurology, that's full of European influences, from Russian avant-garde and Krautrock to early Simple Minds

John Harris

26, Jun, 2014 @5:07 PM

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Manic Street Preachers – review

This is a band on rum form: fast, loud and full of significance, writes Malcolm Jack

Malcolm Jack

30, Sep, 2013 @12:55 PM

Music Weekly podcast: the Manics in a glorious crisis – plus Pete Paphides

Nicky Wire makes a midlife crisis sound amazing, Pete Paphides wrestles with Balls and Coldplay make a surprise entry in Singles Club, along with Kingdom and Julia Holter

The Guardian

12, Sep, 2013 @4:20 PM

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Old music: Manic Street Preachers – Theme from M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless)

Who'd have thought the Manics' big chart breakthrough would be soft-rock cover of a 70s sitcom theme?

Marc Burrows

25, Oct, 2012 @9:05 AM

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Reasons to be cheerful in 2012: Morrissey and Neil Young are spilling the beans
Just when Alexis Petridis thought there could be no more good rock autobiographies, some of the biggest icons in music are willing to set the record straight

Alexis Petridis

20, Jan, 2012 @11:01 PM

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Nicky Wire: 'An artist? I'm a Polaroid freak'

For the best part of 20 years, Manic Street Preachers' mouthpiece Nicky Wire has been collecting photos of the controversial band. As the best of them are published in a book, he tells Gareth Grundy about the stories behind the shots

Gareth Grundy

29, Oct, 2011 @11:05 PM

A Manics Family Album - in pictures

For the best part of 20 years, Manic Street Preachers' mouthpiece Nicky Wire has been taking and collecting polaroids of the controversial band. As the best of them are published in a book, he tells Gareth Grundy about the stories behind the shots

29, Oct, 2011 @11:05 PM

John Harris's national conversations podcast: Nicky Wire

The gloriously outspoken Nicky Wire of Manic Street Preachers talks to Guardian columnist John Harris in this second of his series of interviews with key figures from music, the media, government and elsewhere

Presented by John Harris and produced by Lucy Greenwell

17, Oct, 2011 @11:00 AM

Nicky Wire of Manic Street Preachers on the death of rock'n'roll - video interview

John Harris speaks to Nicky Wire, lycrist and bassist for the Manic Street Preachers, about the decline of rock music and how the disappearance of former band member Richey Edwards has affected their music

John Harris, Lucy Greenwell, Andy Gallagher and Mary Douglas-Home

17, Oct, 2011 @10:00 AM

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Exclusive Guardian Music event: Nicky Wire in conversation with Dorian Lynskey

Join us for an evening with Nicky Wire, bassist, lyricist and chief provocateur behind one of the most loved British bands – The Manic Street Preachers

14, Oct, 2011 @6:00 AM

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