- Audio/Video (19)Latest Clip'There was a terrible feeling of being in limbo' James Dean Bradfield from Manic Street Preachers on Everything Must Go
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- Events28 May - Liberty Stadium, Swansea, UK
- NewsBBC Sport - Remember when Manic Street Preachers rocked the Millennium?
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- Manic Street Preachers rock the Millennium Stadium in 2002http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03v1p3t.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03v1p3t.jpg2016-05-13T15:50:43.000ZRemember when the Manics rocked Mil Stad before Wales beat Italy 2-1 in 2002? Here's their fantastic performance of 'You Stole the Sun from my Heart' in full.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03v1lt8
Manic Street Preachers rock the Millennium Stadium in 2002
- Manic Street Preachers: "We're seeing if our brains still work"http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03mwdf4.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03mwdf4.jpg2016-03-16T09:03:00.000ZJames Dean Bradfield tells Chris about the 20th anniversary of 'Everything Must Go'.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03mwdfh
Manic Street Preachers: "We're seeing if our brains still work"
- Libraries give us powerhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cckf9.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cckf9.jpg2016-03-01T10:00:00.000ZJames Dean Bradfield on campaigning to save his local public library from closurehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03l57wl
Libraries give us power
- Will the Manics go busking at Euro 2016?http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03l52sp.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03l52sp.jpg2016-03-01T10:00:00.000ZJames Dean Bradfield considers Manic Street Preachers' plans for Euro 2016http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03l533v
Will the Manics go busking at Euro 2016?
- "For me it was our proudest moment"http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01h6pyk.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01h6pyk.jpg2016-03-01T10:00:00.000ZJames Dean Bradfield on the moment Manic Street Preachers knew they could "walk the walk"http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03l5g7m
"For me it was our proudest moment"
- Manic Street Preachers: A Design for Life (fan video)http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c7h4v.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c7h4v.jpg2014-11-18T13:50:00.000ZManic Street Preachers perform A Design for Life. Filmed by an audience member.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02c7h8b
Manic Street Preachers: A Design for Life (fan video)
- Manic Street Preachers: P.C.P.http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bwggd.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bwggd.jpg2014-11-14T15:15:00.000ZManic Street Preachers perform P.C.P. from their career defining album, The Holy Bible.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02bx1qt
Manic Street Preachers: P.C.P.
- Manic Street Preachers: Walk Me to the Bridgehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bwdv8.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bwdv8.jpg2014-11-14T14:55:00.000ZManic Street Preachers perform Walk Me to the Bridge from their album, Futurology.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02bwg0v
Manic Street Preachers: Walk Me to the Bridge
- Manic Street Preachers: This Is Yesterdayhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bw7t7.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bw7t7.jpg2014-11-14T14:08:00.000ZManic Street Preachers perform This Is Yesterday from their album, The Holy Bible.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02bwb66
Manic Street Preachers: This Is Yesterday
- Manic Street Preachers: 4st 7lb (excerpt)http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bw63s.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bw63s.jpg2014-11-14T13:59:00.000ZManic Street Preacher perform part of 4st 7lb from their album, The Holy Bible.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02bw971
Manic Street Preachers: 4st 7lb (excerpt)
- Manic Street Preachers: Fasterhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bw3kn.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bw3kn.jpg2014-11-14T13:40:00.000ZManic Street Preachers perform Faster from their career defining album, The Holy Bible.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02bw9lj
Manic Street Preachers: Faster
- James Dean Bradfield - Walk Me To The Bridge in the BBC Music Tepeehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p021tdwq.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p021tdwq.jpg2014-06-28T15:09:00.000ZJames Dean Bradfield performs Walk Me To The Bridge in the BBC Music Tepee.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p021tf1l
James Dean Bradfield - Walk Me To The Bridge in the BBC Music Tepee
- Manic Street Preachers - Interviewhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0216hbp.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0216hbp.jpg2014-06-18T12:00:00.000ZNicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield talk to Mark and Stuart about their new album Futureology.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0216hc1
Manic Street Preachers - Interview
- The Manic Street Preachers play for Dermothttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01m44q9.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01m44q9.jpg2013-11-24T11:57:00.000ZThe Manic Street Preachers are live in the Radio 2 studios to play for Dermot.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01m44qq
The Manic Street Preachers play for Dermot
- James Dean Bradfield chats to Janice Longhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ghd7s.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ghd7s.jpg2013-09-11T11:34:00.000ZJames Dean Bradfield from Manic Street Preachers catches up with Janice Long.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01ghd9j
James Dean Bradfield chats to Janice Long
- Manic Street Preachers speak to Radcliffe and Maconiehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01gh7wj.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01gh7wj.jpg2013-09-11T10:19:00.000ZManic Street Preachers speak to Radcliffe and Maconie about Rewind The Film.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01gh7zr
Manic Street Preachers speak to Radcliffe and Maconie
- Nicky Wire speaks to Stuart Maconiehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01djydd.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01djydd.jpg2013-07-31T16:06:00.000ZNicky Wire of the Manic Street Preachers speaks to Stuart about the band's new album.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01djydl
Nicky Wire speaks to Stuart Maconie
- The Manic Street Preachers: Success gives you the chance to live inside the musichttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p016p3pz.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p016p3pz.jpg2013-03-27T10:50:00.000ZJames Dean Bradfield and Nicky Wire tell Jo Whiley what success means to them. The Manic Street Preachers were speaking at the BBC Introducing Musicians' Masterclass 2013.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p016xl1t
The Manic Street Preachers: Success gives you the chance to live inside the music
Manic Street Preachers Tracks
Past BBC Events
2014 T in the Park
Manic Street Preachers 6 Music Live at Maida Vale
2013 Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
2013 BBC Introducing Masterclass
Latest Manic Street Preachers News
Manic Street Preachers rock the Millennium Stadium in 2002Remember when the Manics rocked the Millennium Stadium before Wales' famous win over Italy in 2002?
The journey of Wales' Euro 2016 songHow the Manic Street Preachers' Euro 2016 anthem has its roots in a film about Vietnam-bound soldiers drinking in a Pittsburgh bar.
Wire on Manics' Wales Euro 2016 anthemFans hear Manic Street Preachers' official anthem for Wales' appearance at Euro 2016 for the first time. Bass player Nicky Wire says it was a "bucket list moment" to record it
The 10 secrets of a perfect albumHow to make a musical masterpiece, according to Radio 4's Mastertapes series
Manic Street Preachers Biography
Manic Street Preachers are a Welsh rock band formed in 1986 in Blackwood, Wales and consisting of James Dean Bradfield (lead vocals, lead guitar), Nicky Wire (bass guitar, lyrics) and Sean Moore (drums, percussion). They are often colloquially known as "The Manics." After the release of their first single, "Suicide Alley", Richey Edwards joined the band as co-lyricist and rhythm guitarist. The band proclaimed their debut album Generation Terrorists would be the "greatest rock album ever" and hoped to sell sixteen million copies around the world, "from Bangkok to Senegal", after which they would split up. Despite the album's failure to meet this level of success, the band carried on with their career.
The group later became a trio when Edwards disappeared on 1 February 1995. Bradfield, Moore and Wire went on to gain critical and commercial success. The band have released twelve albums and three compilations, Forever Delayed, Lipstick Traces (A Secret History of Manic Street Preachers) and National Treasures – The Complete Singles. Their early combination of androgynous glam imagery, critical social lyrics about "culture, alienation, boredom and despair" and a furious rock sound gained them a loyal following over the years and assured them a cult status. The band's later albums retained a leftist politicisation and intellectual lyrical style while adopting a broader alternative rock sound. To date, they have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide.