News Archives [title]

HMV Instore Gig Monday 14th London
Posted: July 14, 2003, 10:48 pm | Author: Tom | Link


1. Strip It Down
2. Prologue To History
3. Donkeys
4. Mr Carbohydrate
5. Forever Delayed
6. Judge Yr'self
7. It's So Easy
8. Take The Skinheads Bowling

Good gig overall, excellent setlist, JDB was very energetic, screaming along by the end, especially to It's So easy, and Nicky singing the backing vocals for TTSB. Naysmith was also relatively unobtrusive, except in Judge Yr'self where he played the chords on his organ and they sounded a bit ridiculous. Onstage banter was amusing, with JDB saying at one stage "I know why HMV let us do this. It's because they have so many copies of Know Your Enemy left over."

Then there was a signing afterwards, they didnt seem grumpy at all by the time I got there, me being at almost the end of the queue, Nicky had a massive grin on his face the whole time.

Watch Judge Yourself Video
Posted: July 7, 2003, 11:53 am | Author: Jack | Link

On you can watch the official promo video for the unreleased song Judge Yourself.
High Quality
Medium Quality
Low Quality

At the moment we are unaware if this is going to be released as a single, but as there has been no news of it yet and with the album being released a week today I expect that it will not.

This is ahead of the video that will be available on the day of Lipstick Traces' release, so i assume that video will be one similar to the ones that were available a few months ago with rare and unseen footage.

We will keep you posted on any further updates.

See an "exclusive Manics video" on the 14th July
Posted: July 3, 2003, 5:27 pm | Author: Jack | Link

According to the newsletter you can see an exclusive video on the day that Lipstick Traces is released. I expect this will be the video for Judge Yourself that the website promised the other week. Sign up here and you will recieve an email with the video on the 14th July. Although from previous experience i expect it will be leaked before that date.

It's So Easy available for download
Posted: July 3, 2003, 4:22 pm | Author: Michael | Link

Over at the official site,

Also, a live video from Glastonbury 2003 is available to download via

Manic Street Preachers in Profile TV program
Posted: July 1, 2003, 12:25 pm | Author: Jack | Link

As posted by my beautiful self on the forum, there is to be a program on ITV 1 on Tuesday 8th July at 12:40am (the Monday night/Tuesday morning) called Manic Street Preachers in Profile. As far as i know, this is not the Planet Rock Profiles program that was on VH1 the other day, but i may be wrong about that.

Everything Will Be lyrics!!
Posted: June 29, 2003, 11:20 pm | Author: Madbob | Link

The words, worked out by the #foreverdelayed lyrics team are as follows:

Everything Will Be

Everything is, everything was
Torn between what still makes us carry on
Everything is, everything was
Torn between what still makes us carry on

Everything can mean whatever
Everything can bring us together
So come on baby and comb your hair
A sleepy head can no longer care

Everything is, everything was
Everything come, everything is all
Everything is, everything was
Everything will fall, everything will be

Everything can mean whatever
Everything can bring us together
Some come on baby and comb your hair
A sleepy head can no longer care

Everything is, everything was
Everything will fall, everything is all

Everything is, everything was
Everything will fall, everything will be
Everything will be

guitar solo

Everything is, everything was
Everything will fall, everthing will be
Everything will be, everything will be

Manics Glasto setlist
Posted: June 29, 2003, 9:39 pm | Author: Madbob | Link

Here are the first 5 songs the Manics played at Glasto, the set so far includes 1 new song!

Masses Against the Classes
Die In the Summertime (first ever live performance!)
Motorcycle Emptyness
Everything Will Be (Possible name..) download here
Ocean Spray
If You Tolerate This...
You Love Us
Judge Yourself
Little Baby Nothing (Acoustic)
La Tristesse Durera
Take The Skinheads Bowling
This is Yesterday (Full band version)
You Stole The Sun...
A Design For Life

Any updates will be posted when i get it them.

Thanks to the #foreverdelayed news team with their help compiling this.

Video for 'Judge Yr'self'
Posted: June 26, 2003, 7:12 pm | Author: Brennig | Link

[update - 14:38, 28/06/03 - Bob]

The video is now being played on TV, i have spotted it on 'The Amp' sky digital/cable TV channel.



The Manics have just completed work on a promo video for 'Judge Yr'self'. Written for, although not included on the Judge Dredd film soundtrack, 'Judge Yr'self' is the last track recorded by the band as a 4-piece.

The video is compiled entirely from unseen, exclusive footage from Nicky Wire's personal archives and includes:
* Footage of the band's meeting with Tracii Lords in '91
* Their legendary trip to Bangkok in '94 Footage from their first US tour including the band's visit to Alcatraz
* The original typed lyrics to the track
* Footage of Chateua De La Rouge Motte, France - where 'Everything Must Go' and 'This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours' were recorded.

The Video should be available from from next week.

Thanks to Mikey for sharing the news.

More In-Store Events
Posted: June 26, 2003, 5:59 pm | Author: Brennig | Link

We can confirm that the Manics will be singing copies of the new B-Side album at in store promotional events in Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham.

They will be apearing at the Virgin Megastore in Glasgow on Tuesday July 15 at 5pm, HMV in Manchester on Wednesday July 16 at 5:30pm and the Virgin Megastore in Birmingham on Thursday July 17 at 5pm.

HMV are putting out conflicting information regarding wristbands for the Manchester event. Some individuals are being told that wristbands are required and can be obtained on the 14th, and others are being told to turn up on the day. There is no positive confirmation either way as of yet.

Thanks to Charlie for the updated information.

Instore Gig
Posted: June 14, 2003, 9:34 pm | Author: Madbob | Link

From (the very badly designed)

"It has just been confirmed that the Manics will be performing a special instore gig at HMV Oxford Street on July 14th to promote new album 'Lipstick Traces A Secret History Of Manic Street Preachers'.

Entry to the gig, due to take place at 8:30pm on the evening of release of the new album, will be strictly wristband only. Wristbands will be available on a first come first served basis from HMV Oxford Street from July 7th. You will also have a chance of winning them by listening to XFM's 'Music: Response' show. Of course, we'll also be giving a few away from this site so stay posted for more details.

More details of the gig can be found by clicking the following link:"

B-Side Mania
Posted: May 13, 2003, 4:55 pm | Author: Brennig | Link

The Manics are due to release a B-side album according to the international news section of the website.

The Album to be entitled 'Lipstick Traces (A Secret History Of The Manic Street Preachers)' will be released on the 14th of July. It is set to be a Double CD containing 20 B-Sides and 14 Cover Songs.

[update (8th June 2003) - Added Artwork and fixed tracklisting]


1. Prologue To History (If you tolerate this)
2. Forever Delayed (Not released in UK, may be called 4 Ever Delayed)
3. Sorrow 16 (Motown Junk)
4. Judge Yourself (Unreleased, may be called 'Judge Yr'self)
5. Socialist Seranade (You Stole The Sun From My Heart)
6. Donkeys (Roses In The Hospital)
7. Mr Carbohydrate (A Design For Life)
8. Dead Trees And Traffic Islands (A Design For Life)
9. Horses Under Starlight (Kevin Carter)
10. Sepia (Kevin Carter)
11. Comfort Comes (Life Becoming A Landslide)
12. Sculpture Of A Man (Faster/PCP)
13. Spectators Of Suicide (From Despair To Where)
14. Democracy Coma (Love's Sweet Exile)
15. Strip It Down (New Art Riot)
16. Bored Out Of My Mind (Motorcycle Emptiness)
17. Just A Kid (Ocean Spray)
18. Close My Eyes (The Masses Against The Classes)
19. Valley Boy (The Everlasting)
20. We Her Majesty's Prisoners (Motown Junk and You love Us)

1. We Are All Bourgeois Now - (McCarthy)
2. Rock N' Roll Music - (Chuck Berry)
3. It's So Easy - (Guns 'n' Roses)
4. Take The Skinheads Bowling - (Camper Van Beethoven)
5. Been A Son (Nirvana)
6. Out Of Time - (From the NME 1 love album)
7. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - (Burt Bacharach)
8. Bright Eyes - (Art Garfunkel)
9. Train In Vain - (The Clash)
10. Wrote For Luck - (Happy Mondays)
11. What's My Name - (The Clash)
12. Velocity Girl - (Primal Scream)
13. Can't Take My Eyes Off You - (Andy Williams)
14. Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel - (Paul Robeson)
15. Last Christmas (Wham)

Thanks to Gar at for the info.

Back In The Studio
Posted: April 29, 2003, 10:53 pm | Author: Sarnami | Link

According to the band are back in the studio working on new material. The band have described their upcoming 7th album as being 'elegiac pop'. Known working titles include 'Blueprint For Exile', 'Litany' and 'The Unwritten Diaries'.

The band are planning to record the album in America later this year.

Posted: April 11, 2003, 8:02 pm | Author: Madbob | Link

The Manics will be playing the Midtfyns Festival in Odense, Denmark on the 4th of July and the Witnness Festival just outside Dublin, Ireland on the 13th July.

You can get tickets for the Midtfyns festival here and the Witnness Festival here.

Update: NME have the story on their site.

Thanks Gar over at for the info.

Usher To Covers Manics
Posted: April 9, 2003, 11:02 pm | Author: Madbob | Link

David Usher that is. According to, the Canadian artist is to cover the Manics' 'If You Tolerate This...' for a 'Warchild Peace Songs Compilation' album due for release in Canada on the 17th of April.

The UK release is planned for April 21st, but doesn't contain the Manics cover. Info on this can be found on the albums site.

Info on the Canadian release of the album can be found here, here and here.

The Warchild site, which also contains details of the album, can be found here.

So Why So Sensitive?
Posted: March 30, 2003, 8:49 pm | Author: Rallish | Link

According to MTV has circulated a memo to its programmers asking them to "(essentially) censor all videos and artists with a political stance, message or images in any way relating to war." in order to reflect public sensitivity to the current war in Iraq.

The memo gives examples of videos to avoid, including the video to So Why So Sad, which includes images of tanks, grenades and tracer fire.

A copy of the memo can be found here, although whether this change to programming will be implemented, or how removal of SWSS makes MTV channels any different from normal remains to be seen.

Manics Move in...
Posted: March 20, 2003, 6:59 pm | Author: Madbob | Link

The Manics are confirmed to play the 'Move' festival in Manchester. They will be headlining on the 11th of July, a Friday.

The lineup for the 11th is:

-Manic Street Preachers
-Super Furry Animals
-Flaming Lips
-Mars Volta.

Info on and

"The first day will be headlined by the Manic Street Preachers, currently riding the crest of a wave following the huge success of their greatest hits album, Forever Delayed."

You can get tickets here.

German 'Motorcycle Emptiness' Single
Posted: January 28, 2003, 7:53 pm | Author: guntrip | Link

For those of you after a UK supplier for the German 'Motorcycle Emptiness' single (which also features the as-yet unreleased-in-the-UK 'Forever Delayed', as well as an acoustic version of 'Little Baby Nothing') are now offering this item for preorder.

It can be purchased direct here, with amazon listing the release date as February 3rd.

Message Board....
Posted: January 26, 2003, 4:22 am | Author: Madbob | Link

I have removed the message board on the site, the reasons for this are:

I have a forum.
It was a poorly coded, free script from
it was barely used.

So, now you have to sign up for the forum, on here you can discuss anything, it doesn't need to be Manics related.

Japan Gig
Posted: January 22, 2003, 5:08 pm | Author: Brennig | Link

The first gig of the tour in Japan happened at the Diamond Hall in Nagoya on the 22nd of this month.

Here is the setlist of that gig.
01 - Motorcycle Emptiness
02 - You Stole The Sun From My Heart
03 - The Masses Against The Classes
04 - There By The Grace Of God
05 - Motown Junk
06 - Theme From M*A*S*H
07 - Slash 'N' Burn
08 - Tsunami
09 - Revol
10 - Ocean Spray
11 - Stay Beautiful
12 - Little Baby Nothing
13 - Faster
14 - From Despair To Where
15 - Roses In The Hospital
16 - The Everlasting
17 - Everything Must Go
18 - If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
19 - You Love Us
20 - A Design For Life

Details of the rest of the tour can be found here.

Manics live on Viva! Access
Posted: January 21, 2003, 3:09 pm | Author: aeternus eternus | Link

James Dean Bradfield and Nicky Wire guested on Viva! Access with Minami Mibu on the 21st of January between 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Click the guest room or this link to visit the Manic Street Preachers page.


The interview (Music Mining) in real audio is found here

The live studio session in real media is found here. James performed accoustic versions of You Love Us and A Design For Life.

Mitch Ikeda was a guest on the 20th. However, the interview is not available online.

Update on 'Motorcycle Emptiness' German release
Posted: January 15, 2003, 10:59 pm | Author: Madbob | Link

The Sony Music German site has put the following audio clips up for the release of Motorcycle Emptiness on their site.

Motorcycle Emptiness
Forever Delayed
Little Baby Nothing (Acoustic)


Thanks Cosmetic Punk on the forum

News Team
Posted: January 16, 2003, 1:13 am | Author: Madbob | Link

I'd like to welcome some new members to this site, they will be adding up to date Manics news when it becomes available. The team at the moment consists of:

aeternus eternus

All members of the forum

So watch this space for Manics news!!

Manics Present Welsh Sports Award
Posted: January 15, 2003, 4:47 pm | Author: Brennig | Link

James and Nicky turned up to St. Daivds Hall in Cardiff on Monday the 13th of January to present Mark Hughes with the award for sports personailty of the year for Wales.

Full details can be found Here in this BBC press release about the ceremony.

another link, same article:

Motorcycle Emptiness German Release
Posted: January 13, 2003, 7:56 pm | Author: Brennig | Link

The 'tweaked' version of Motorcycle Emptiness is going to be released in Germany on January 27th.

The track listing is going to be;
1.Motorcycle Emptiness
2.Forever Delayed
3.Little Baby Nothing (Acoustic)

There is still no news on the British Release.

If you're desperate to order some new manics material you can here.

Section 54
Posted: January 11, 2003, 6:00 am | Author: Madbob | Link

Check out the new site 'Section 54' The site is created by myself(coding) and Tunde 'Stealthy' McKay (images). It's a comic strip site and at the moment has about 18 comics for you to read. SO GET OVER THERE!!

New Address
Posted: January 11, 2003, 5:59 am | Author: Madbob | Link

A new address!! *woo* *yay*. Yes, I have moved away from foreverdelayed due to.... reasons beyond my control, thanks Wim for the sub-domain while it lasted. My site is now part of the 'rawkstar' site; we'll hopefully see this expand in the future. I will be adding more sections, both guitar and non-guitar related.

Articles Section
Posted: August 11, 2002 | Author: Madbob | Link

Added an Articles Page, this page will contain articles relating to the music of the Manic Street Preachers.
If you know of any articles that could apear here contact me using the contact page.

Posted: June 5, 2002 | Author: Madbob | Link

Just a note to let you all know, this months 'Guitarist' Magazine has a list of 'the top 50 Rock Bands of all time' voted for by the readers and the Manics feature at number 35, here is what is said:

Manic Street Preachers
Political punk rock revivalists turned political mature stadium rockers via the loss of missing guitarist and lyricist Richey Edwards.

Rock Rating
Attitude: 9/10
Style: 9/10
Drugs: 4/10
Riffs: 7/10

Classic Guitarist Line Up: James Dean Bradfield, Richey Edwards
Favoured Axes: Gibson Les Paul, Fender Telecaster
Amps: Marshall
Essential Listening: The Holy Bible/Everything Must Go

Visit the Guitarist website here.

Contact... and yesterday's pain??
Posted: June 4, 2002 | Author: Madbob | Link

Added a Contact page which you can use to submit a tab (just copy and paste) if you wish or just ask me a question.

I fixed some basic errors in the This Is Yesterday tab and the Archives Of Pain tab.

Why do anything when you can forget everything
Posted: May 27, 2002 | Author: Madbob | Link

Back with a new design also added This Is Yesterday, based on the 'Everything Live' version guitar tab.

You better wake up and smell the real flavour
Posted: March 14, 2002 | Author: Madbob | Link

Just a small update (requested on the Message Board) You Love Us, added a live version of the solo and fixed the album solo slightly. Don't forget to pop in the chat room every now and then!

Your beautiful triangle of distortion
Posted: March 9, 2002 | Author: | Link

Tabs for today are Interiors (Song For Willem De Kooning) and Ifwhiteamerica..., enjoy.

Can anyone make a difference anymore?
Posted: February 22, 2002 | Author: Madbob | Link

Added La Tristesse Durera (Scream To A Sign) tab, based on Live Version with album Solo and added the Chorus Riff to Let Robeson Sing. I also updated some of the If You Tolerate This tab, found some errors in that last few riffs.

Don't forget to check the Links pages (if you have a site, Manics or non-manics related E-Mail me and I'll add a link), and post your comments on the Message Board!!

Roland Interview with 'Deptford John'
Posted: February 3, 2002 | Author: Madbob | Link

Added an interview with Deptford John, James' ex-guitar tech and Nick Nasmyth from the Roland Website, can be found in the Guitar Guide Page.

Also, I added Some new pictures, including a couple of Fender exclusives and Dead Passive and Pennyroyal Tea Guitar Tab.

Guitar Guide now available
Posted: January 14, 2002 | Author: Madbob | Link

I have added new pictures to the Pictures page and a new page, A guide to James' Guitars.

guitar side picture