Posts Tagged ‘Richey Edwards’

I don’t usually do these kinds of subjects, for various reasons: even though they’re usually so interesting.

But a couple of current stories have prompted it. I’ll get to Michael Jackson: but the first thing is that I was baffled when I noticed a headline pop up on one of my newsfeeds that said: ‘New evidence suggests that Richey Edwards staged his disappearance’.

Really? After almost 25 years?

The NME piece reports, ‘A new book has provided fresh evidence to suggest that Manic Street Preachers guitarist and lyricist Richey Edwards staged his own disappearance…’ (more…)

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February 1st 2015 marks twenty years to the day since Richey Edwards went missing; twenty years since his car was found abandoned near the old Severn Bridge, leaving no traces as to his whereabouts.
Wherever he went, whatever the ultimate truth about his disappearance, the lyrical genius behind one of the greatest albums in the history of modern music is still being celebrated and talked about two decades later, the subject of unending adoration from his fans who’ve never stopped thinking about him in all of that time.

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Two decades after the Manics’ iconic third album was released, James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire and Sean Moore are commemorating The Holy Bible’s anniversary with a series of highly anticipated shows in December, beginning in Glasgow on 8th December and culminating in three nights at Camden’s historic Roundhouse.
Tickets at all major sellers for the The Holy Bible shows were reported to have sold out in minutes. While that might be an indication of the band’s lasting popularity, it is also a testament to how much of a place that 20 year-old album has in the hearts and minds of a generation.

Considered the ‘darkest album in the history’ of music, and rated by BBC’s Newsnight as the best album of all time, the enduring popularity and relevance of The Holy Bible is all the more remarkable given its grim tone and themes. (more…)