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Manic Street Preachers still going strong

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Manic Street Preachers still going strong

Show Me the Wonder hitmakers Manic Street Preachers will keep performing until they are in ''wheelchairs''.

The Welsh trio, who formed in 1989, don't think there are any younger artists out there who can "replace" them.

Speaking to NME, 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.''

Meanwhile, frontman James Dean Bradfield explained that the band felt "awkward" promoting last year's predominantly acoustic album Rewind the Film, saying: ''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.''

Manic Street Preachers are set to release their new album Futurology on July 7.

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