Manic Street Preachers will keep going

Manic Street Preachers don't think any younger bands have emerged who can "replace" them

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This article is from 2014.

Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers will keep performing until they are in "wheelchairs".

The Welsh trio - who formed in 1989 - don't think any younger bands have emerged who can "replace" them so they can't ever see themselves retiring.

Bassist Nicky Wire said: "I think the reason we're still around is because there's never been anyone to f***ing replace us - no one to make us extinct...

"I think it's full-on, blasting rock 'n' roll from now on, until we literally have wheelchairs."

The 'Motorcycle Emptiness' group - who release new album 'Futurology' on July 7 - also admitted they occasionally felt "awkward" when promoting last year's largely-acoustic 'Rewind the Film'.

Frontman James Dean Bradfield said: "It pushed us to be delicate and intimate and earnest and all those things we'd never really been.

"It didn't come naturally, it was really awkward at times."

The band - which also includes drummer Sean Moore - say that, with 'Let's Go To War', one of the tracks on 'Futurology', they wanted to create another "f***ing angry" song.

Nicky told NME magazine: "'Let's Go To War' has implications of the crisis of the working classes in it, but it's also referencing us as a band. Let's have one last f***ing angry song, like 'The Masses Against the Classes' or 'You Love Us' that references our own desire to lay waste."

This article is from 2014.

Manic Street Preachers

The anthemic Welsh rockers return to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Everything Must Go.

Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 5 Aug

£44 / 01912 438210

Part of Live from Times Square.

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