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Manics draft in male musical heroes

The band's album features their first ever all male duet

  • 20/10/2010
  • Matt Everitt

Today sees the release of The Manic Street Preachers' new album Postcards From A Young Man.

The band have always enjoyed interesting collaborations and teaming up with different artists. In the past they've played with Shirley Bassey, Nina Persson from The Cardigans, Kylie and Tracey Lords.

This album sees them working with some male musicians. The song Some Kind Of Nothingness features the first ever all male duet with James Dean Bradfield and Echo and the Bunnymen's Ian McCulloch.

The star guest appearances don;t stop there however and, to find out more, Matt Everitt spoke to James Dean Bradfield and Manics bandmate Nicky Wire who talked him through all their collaborators starting with Guns N Roses' original bassist Duff McGagan.

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