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Manics 'Awe-Inspired' By Former Guns N' Roses Bassist Duff McKagan

Wednesday, 28 July 2010 Written by Jon Stickler
Manics 'Awe-Inspired' By Former Guns N' Roses Bassist Duff McKagan

Manic Street Preacher James Dean Bradfield has talked about his joy of playing alongside ex-Guns N’ Roses bass player Duff McKagan on their new album.

The welsh rockers release their tenth studio album ‘Postcards From a Young Man’ in September, with the album set to feature collaborations from a number of the Manics’ favourite artists.

Expressing his delight to XFM, Bradfield, frontman for the Manics, spoke of working with former Guns N’ Roses bassist, saying, "It's pretty unbelievable, we've got Duff McKagan on the record, which is truly awe-inspiring for me.” Guns N’ Roses have always been a much loved band by the Manic Street Preachers, who often cover GnR track ‘Its So Easy’ during their live performances.

Continuing to speak about more special guests who feature on the album, Bradfield said, “We've also got John Cale, ex-Velvet Underground member, playing on the album and we've got [Echo & the Bunnymen's] Ian McCulloch singing on a track. Some of our heroes are just on the record with us."

Inspiration for the new album is said to come from the Manic’s younger days, Bradfield added, "It's got a bit of a classic rock vibe about it, but it's still got that shiny, rock'n'roll punk energy we've always had. We still write about the same things, we're still energised by the same subjects that made us write songs back when we were 15, 16 years old."

Manic Street Preachers release ‘Postcards From a Young Man’ later this year on September 20th.

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