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Ex-GN'R bassist features on new Manics LP

By
Duff McKagan

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Manic Street Preachers have revealed a number of details about their upcoming album Postcards From A Young Man.

The group told NME that one track, 'A Billion Balconies Facing The Sun', features ex-Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan.

Three other tracks are said to feature a gospel choir, while the band's Nicky Wire quipped "back of the net" when told that the title track sounded like Queen.

Frontman James Dean Bradfield said: "We're going for big radio hits on this one. It isn't a follow-up to Journal For Plague Lovers, it's one last shot at mass communication."

Wire added: "We've always been about infiltrating the mainstream. It was a conscious decision this time to want to hear ourselves on the radio. Our mantra at the start was, 'If you've got something to say, say it to as many people as possible'."

A potential lead single is titled 'It's Not War Just The End Of Love' and Wire claimed: "I believe in the tactile nature of rock 'n; roll. There's a generation missing out on what music meant to us.

"You can only elaborate on the stuff that compels you to. But 'It's Not War...' is kind of saying, 'Alright, we're not 18, but even at 40 the rage is still there'."

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